Tom Rose, head of operations Spar International, shared how the voluntary trading supermarket chain was harnessing digital technologies, including AI, to drive profitable growth at Xcelerate 2019 in Paris last week (17-18 September), hosted by Symphony RetailAI.
Spar International announces the brand’s entry into the Kosovan retail market. Spar Kosovo is a new entity set up by a consortium of experienced partners in FMCG wholesale, retail, food safety and international franchising, who will work in partnership with
Spar International is excited to announce its sponsorship of the UCI World Tour cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. The 2018 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Tour is the premier men's elite road cycling tour, comprising 37 cycling events
Spar International has announced the brand’s entry into the Saudi Arabian retail market. Partnering with the well-established Saudi conglomerate, the Al Sadhan Group, Spar has ambitious plans to open 40 stores in Saudi Arabia by 2020. Last week, three Spar stores
Henderson Group, owner of the Spar, Eurospar, Vivo, Vivoextra and Vivo Essentials franchises in Northern Ireland has upgraded its refrigerated fleet with the SLXi units from Thermo King, a leader in transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile
Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, has announced that Jerome Chevrier has been appointed as the new managing director of Spar China effective immediately. Chevrier has developed an in-depth knowledge of retail operations and buying in China, having
Spar, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, is delighted to launch the brand in Belarus, partnering with Almi Group, whose subsidiary Unifood CJSC will operate the Spar brand in the market. Almi Group employs 5,000 people, serves over 140,000
Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has today announced the appointment of Wouter Lefevere as head of international buying. Based in the organization’s international head office in Amsterdam, Lefevere will take on key buying responsibilities including supplier relationships and
Spar International and Bangchak Retail Company today announced a significant new partnership agreement which will see up to 300 new Spar stores opening in Thailand by the end of 2020, as part of a €102 million investment.
Graham O’Connor, chief executive officer of Spar South Africa has been elected president of Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain with global retail sales of €33bn in 2015. He will succeed Leo Crawford, chairman of Spar Ireland,
Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has today announced global retail sales for the year ending December 31, 2015 of €33bn, representing a 3.5% increase on 2014.
Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has announced further expansion of its global footprint with confirmation that the brand has opened its first store in Azerbaijan.
Spar UK is launching a range of Spar branded coffee capsules, in a move to appeal to the UK’s growing love of great quality coffee.
Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has announced plans to grow its footprint in Africa with confirmation that the brand has opened its first store in Cameroon, one week after opening a supermarket in Lilongwe, the capital of
Spar, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, has announced plans for significant growth in India which will see 25 Spar Hypermarket stores and an anticipated increasing its current workforce of 2,500 across the country to 3,300 by the end
Spar International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has today announced global retail sales for the year ending December 31, 2014 of €31.9bn, with sales driven by entry into 10 new territories. This includes five new countries in Asia, Africa
Spar International has announced that it has reached agreement with two partners to expand Spar retail operations in the Moscow region as part of its continued growth in Russia. The licencing agreements, with Intertorg and Azbuka Vkusa, represent a significant strengthening
Leading global retailer, Spar International, and its partner in Lebanon, Retail Works SAL – part of Business Management Integrated (BMI) Holding Inc – have launched their first two stores in Beirut, in line with their robust expansion plans into the
Spar International, in partnership with local business conglomerate Khimji Ramdas, has officially opened its first stores in Oman. The openings are part of Spar International’s strategy of strengthening its presence in the Middle East through its co-operative venture with the
Spar International has announced the opening of three new Spar supermarkets in the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi. The new partnership with Foodmart marks another great step by Spar International to establish operations in Georgia. Spar said its new partner in Georgia is a company that
Spar International and PT Ramayana Lestari Sentosa Tbk (Ramayana) today announced a new partnership agreement which will see over 30 new Spar supermarkets opened across Indonesia within the next three years. Spar International is the world’s largest food voluntary retail chain with over 12,000 stores worldwide and
Spar International and Max Hypermarkets has announced a new partnership agreement which will see over 30 Spar Hypermarkets operational across India by 2019. The new agreement builds on the previous successful partnership between the two companies which saw the launch of Spar branded
Spar International is launching the online version of its popular Nutrition Zone in time for the European Athletics Championships in Zurich 2014 which begin 12 August 2014, where it is the principal sponsor. Spar International trialed the newly developed website,
Spar International has launched the Eurospar supermarket in the Russian province of Bashkortostan. On 17 July, the supermarket opened in the town of Sterlitamak. The 1,200sq m store was the second to open in the region, after the successful introduction of a smaller Spar supermarket four weeks
Spar International has opened a store in Kaliningrad, the most Westerly territory of Russia. The licence for the territory has been granted to independent retail chain, Semya Group. Spar said the move reflects the growing number of partners bringing the Spar brand to consumers