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 International opens first stores in Albania
10/10/2016 - 09:58
Spar International has opened its first two stores in Albania, in Tirana East Gate (TEG) and in the QTU shopping centre, following the announcement of its recent partnership with local operator Balfin Group.
Compass Group commits to cage-free eggs only in global supply chain
19/09/2016 - 09:23
Food service company Compass Group, with operations in 50 countries and serving around four billion meals a year, have announced that it will source only cage-free eggs for its global liquid and shell egg supply chain by 2025.
What pester power can do for your business
27/07/2016 - 16:44
There is a surge of freebie campaigns at three major grocery retailers, with Pick n Pay's animal card collection, Spar's Angry Bird 3D cards, and Checkers' mini grocery items, leaving parents reeling as to where to shop. A clever move by these retailers who understand what pester power can do for their business.
How renewable friendly are SA’s top 5 retailers?
19/04/2016 - 09:41
Cape Town – South Africa’s top five retailers would make space for 178 400 households to connect to the grid without risking load shedding. All they have to do is become 100% dependent on renewable energy.
Spar raises R2.2bn to fund global growth
31/03/2016 - 12:26
Cape Town - The Spar Group said on Wednesday it had raised R2.2 billion through a placing of 11.9 million new Spar shares, which would be used to fund the acquisition of Spar Switzerland and to reduce gearing which had increased as a result of the purchase of Spar Ireland in 2014.
Spar grabs stake in namesake Swiss brand
10/03/2016 - 10:46
Johannesburg - Spar Group has agreed to buy a majority stake in the company that owns the brand in Switzerland as the South African food and liquor retailer seeks to boost growth outside its home market.
Spar reports healthy growth in sales
11/02/2016 - 14:33
Johannesburg - Retail group Spar has increased sales by 14.1 percent from R24.5 billion to R28bn for the 18-week trading period to January, the company said yesterday (10 Feb).
Independent retailers gaining ground - study
10/02/2016 - 10:44
Johannesburg - South Africa is experiencing an emergence of profitable and sustainable independent retailers, a University of Johannesburg (UJ) study has found.
Continued revenue growth for top South African retailers
03/02/2016 - 14:17
The digital divide; growing revenues, but retracting margins; and the success of retailers with a global footprint are amongst the key trends to emerge from Deloitte’s 19th Global Powers of Retailing report for 2016.
Best and worst supermarkets in South Africa
23/10/2015 - 09:28
Satisfaction with local supermarkets has dropped significantly, according to a new survey published by the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi).