Spar Netherlands has opened an environmentally friendly distribution centre in Waalwijk; and launched a charitable foundation to support environmental research.
The 23,000sq m distribution centre uses surplus energy from freezers to provide underfloor heating in grocery area of the warehouse and the head office.
According to the retailer, it has been designed to optimise efficiency with small, regular deliveries.
At the same time, Spar has launched the Van Well Foundation, named after the founder of Spar, Adriaan van Well.
According to Spar, it aims to support and further scientific research into the strengthening of the overall environment of neighbourhoods and villages.