The 2016 International SPAR Annual Review is a great resource to our 350,000 employees, global media, our 77 SPAR Partners and potential partners alike. The review provides an overview of SPAR International’s business strategy, retail projects carried out with SPAR Partners across a variety of areas, developments in the supply chain and our focus on people employed across the organisation. The digital publication is available in five languages (English, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian) whilst an interactive version is also available in English.
Two of the topics reflected on in the review are SPAR Own Brand which continues to be a driving factor of our buying strategy, enabling SPAR Partners to strengthen their locally sourced products with regional and international ranges. Within the area of supply chain, the global focus has shifted from logistics and warehouses to the entire chain, targeting cost reduction and increasing collaboration between partners.
In the review, we explore the split in sales across four distinct channels and the growth in the four different formats that deliver brick-and-mortar solutions to over 13 million customers every day in 44 countries.
The review closes with a brief summary of the successes in each of the markets the SPAR Brand was operational in at the time of going to print.