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 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.
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.