SPAR operates under "voluntary trading" principles which means that while we encourage our retailers to take advantage of SPAR's trading power, our retailers can source goods from local traders. That is why each store has its own regional personality.Today the SPAR Group Ltd operates 6 distribution centres, supplies goods and services to almost 800 SPAR stores in South Africa. The SPAR Group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2005.
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SPAR Italy opens beautiful new supermarket in Venice
16/03/2017 - 09:45
In a beautiful old building in Venice, which used to house a movie theatre, a new DESPAR store has opened. The elegant supermarket with its high ceilings and renovated frescoes makes for a truly unique shopping experience.
SPAR Austria develops supermarket of the future
03/03/2017 - 08:37
SPAR Austria is working with students from the Salzburg Technical College to develop an energy self-sufficient supermarket of the future.
SPAR Guangdong celebrates first store opening of 2017
01/03/2017 - 11:39
SPAR China Partner, SPAR Guangdong, recently celebrated the opening of its first new store of 2017, SPAR Tangxia Jindi, located in the Baihui Shopping Mall.
Spar denies wittingly employing undocumented migrants after police arrest 63
28/02/2017 - 10:55
The Spar retail group has responded to allegations by the Department of Home Affairs, saying that it does not wittingly employ undocumented migrants
Checkers takes aim at Woolies’ convenience market
27/02/2017 - 11:43
Shoprite wants to beat the market leader at its own game.
Spar UK introduces private label 'convenient' sauce line
01/02/2017 - 14:23
Spar UK has released a new line of own-brand cooking sauces, part of its campaign to offer shoppers easy-to-make dinners after a long day at work.
Spar brand in Zim transfers to new entity
21/11/2016 - 08:20
Harare – The Spar brand will still be available in Zimbabwe, despite South Africa’s Spar Group's move to stop its distribution business in the country as the licence for the brand has now been transferred to a new entity, Spar Zimbabwe.
High-spirited Spar has a big year
17/11/2016 - 10:38
Spar Group has reported a 12% surge in full-year operating profit, largely defying the malaise in the local retail sector and the Brexit-inspired dip in Europe’s consumer confidence.
Expansion into Switzerland lifts Spar
16/11/2016 - 10:55
Group says the performance of Build It continues to defy pressure on consumer spending, with retail sales and same-store growth both increasing
Woolworths tops the scoreboard in renewable commitment
28/10/2016 - 09:20
A bi-annual update on Greenpeace's Shopping Clean: Retailers and Renewable Energy report shows that Woolworths is still making the greatest progress in its renewable energy commitment, while Shoprite is bottom of the heap.