The Republic of Angola in southern Africa is the latest country to partner with Spar in 2014, after Spar International granted a licence to Spar Group South Africa to operate the Spar brand in the country. 2013 was a year of sustained global
Spar International, the world’s largest food store retailer with over 12,000 stores worldwide, has today reported global retail sales of €32.2bn for the year ending 31 December 2013 – an increase on 2012 of 4.1% on a constant currency basis.
Spar International has reported a 2.8% increase in worldwide retail sales to €32bn in 2012. Spar now has retail operations in 34 countries and its global partnership encompasses 12,322 stores. Spar will have retail operations in 36 countries when the
Spar International is expanding throughout the Middle East in a new co-operative venture with Abu Dhabi Co-operative Society (ADCOOPS). The plans were unveiled to coincide with the opening of the first Spar compact hypermarket in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Winners of Spar International’s See the World with Spar campaign have set sail to travel the world and report back on Spar in countries all over the globe. According to Spar, the campaign is an exciting concept, in keeping with
Spar International has reported a 4.6% increase in retail sales to £31.1bn for the year 31 December 2011 and said growth was a result of its multi-channel strategy. Sales rose €1.36bn during the year, delivering a cumulative three-year retail sales
Spar International is ending its license agreement with its partner in India, Max Hypermarket, in order to pursue a new growth strategy. Max Hypermarket currently operates 13 Spar branded hypermarkets across five states in India. According to both retailers, all
Ireland’s leading delivery company, Nightline, has invested in new IT to support its ability to handle rising parcel volumes from internet-based sales. Nightline is spending €900,000 on equipment from identification technology supplier Zetes, which will see the firm’s drivers and
Tesco’s balance of power is shifting from the UK to overseas, the retailer’s latest trading figures reveal. Reporting results for the six weeks to 7 January 2012, Tesco said it was disappointed with its UK trading performance at Christmas. However,
Spar has opened its first hypermarket in the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, creating 163 new jobs for people in the region. The 7,092sq m store opened its doors to shoppers on 3 December 2011, welcoming a total of nearly 5,000
Spar has entered the Middle East with the opening of a supermarket in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Gordon Campbell, managing director, Spar International, said: “The opening of the first Spar supermarket in the Middle East is part of the
Spar International chief executive Gordon Campbell shared his expertise and passion for the people in retail with the audience at this year’s World Retail Congress. At the global event, held in Berlin from 25-28 September 2011, Campbell explored how well
Spar has opened its tenth hypermarket in India. The new store is the retailer’s first in in Gurgaon, a city south-west of Delhi. The 6,600sq m hypermarket offers a wide variety of products and has 39 checkout points, which Spar
Spar International has extended its sponsorship of European Athletics until the end of 2015. The retailer has been the principal sponsor of European Athletics since 1996. The new contract commences in January 2012 and will incorporate the following European Athletics
Spar’s worldwide sales grew 4.5% to €29.8bn in 2010, aided by aggressive expansion of stores into new countries and regions. The results continue a positive sales performance with cumulative growth of 10.4% in the last two years. Gordon Campbell, managing
Spar International is expanding its presence in Africa with the opening of its first store in Malawi. It is the 34th country in which the retailer is now present. Spar Malawi plans to open up to 10 more supermarkets and
Spar has opened its first hypermarket in Pune, West India. Occupying over 3,500sq m on a single floor, the store has been opened in partnership with Max Hypermarkets India, part of the Dubai-based Landmark Group. The store is located at
Spar International claims it is underscoring its commitment to retailers and customers with the continuous development and innovation of its own label ranges. In Switzerland, Spar is showcasing its environmentally- conscious credentials with the launch of a new range of
Spar International has opened its eight store in Zambia – Spar Chipata – and is targeting 30 outlets by 2015 and 40% market share. The franchise store has been opened in partnership with a local family. According to Spar, it
Spar International has opened two Express convenience stores in Zimbabwe. Spar already trades from over 70 outlets in Zimbabwe and has opened 12 new stores there in the last 18 months. A further 10 will be opened by June 2011.
Spar International has unveiled its first hypermarket in New Delhi, the capital of India. Occupying 7,500sq m on one floor, the store is located at the Pacific, Tagore Garden in West Delhi. It is Spar’s sixth store in India. The
Spar International has launched a web site dedicated to corporate social responsibility (CSR), called Strategy2Sustain. The site was unveiled at the Spar International sustainability forum, held in Amsterdam. According to Spar, it demonstrates the retailer’s belief in the importance of
Spar International has launched a website dedicated to football in the run up to the World Cup. The microsite will highlight special offers for consumers and provides tips on food and drink solutions for those watching the World Cup and
Spar International is to open stores in Vietnam, taking its presence to 34 countries worldwide. Spar has teamed up with the wholesale distribution business Phu Thai Group to open 26 large Spar supermarkets and hypermarkets over the next three years.
Spar has opened an 8,000sq m flagship hypermarket in Bangalore and is targeting 25 hypermarkets in India by the end of 2012. The hypermarket is situated in the new Mantri Mall and is claimed to be the biggest hypermarket in