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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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).
Spar profit rises on Irish retail unit takeover
25/05/2015 - 09:20
Johannesburg - Spar said first half-profit jumped 22% after the food and liquor retailer acquired its Irish counterpart and sold more lower- priced own-brand products.
Spar plans to open 35 new stores this year
05/01/2015 - 12:06
Spar, which services independent retailers trading under the Spar, Tops at Spar, Build It and Savemore brands, plans to open 35 new Spar stores in the year ahead and renovate 180, CEO Graham O’Connor said in the group’s latest annual report, released last week.
Mall wars over retailing rights
11/11/2014 - 09:27
Durban - In another clash, between retail giants over exclusivity in shopping centres, Masstores and the Spar group are locked in a potentially precedent-setting legal battle, each wanting a strong foothold in the growing consumer market in Ulundi and surrounding areas.