The 200 member committee was the largest Dutch delegation to ever visit any country. It was a special moment for India, considering the history of Indo-Dutch trade dating back 400 years.
During their stay, the delegation visited the SPAR Hypermarket in Pacific Mall in Delhi, where they were hosted by the SPAR India team. Among those present were eminent Dutch political figures like Marjan Sonnema (Director General) and Frederik Vossenaar (Policy Advisor, International Agribusiness at Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality), as well as notable corporate executives from Nutrilab, Kiremko, and Incluvest. The group also consisted of a few Dutch academics.
To understand the inner workings of agro-food supply chains in India, the SPAR India team gave the delegates a grand tour of the store and a breakdown of the logistics behind agro-food supply chains in the country.
The visit, which also highlighted the various opportunities and innovations that the Indian agricultural market has to offer SPAR International Partners, came on the back of the 63rd International SPAR Congress held this year in Bangalore. This annual gathering of key members of the global SPAR family, brought together 300 delegates from 44 SPAR countries to strengthen relationships and share best international practice.
With the success of the Dutch delegation visit, SPAR India hopes for improved trade relations with the Netherlands along with overall benefits to the agro-economy of both countries in the foreseeable future.
Source: SPAR India
About SPAR India
In August 2014, SPAR International and Max Hypermarkets entered into a partnership agreement to develop the brand across the country. Max Hypermarkets is operated by the Landmark Group, a retail group headquartered in Dubai. SPAR India has focused development on the SPAR Hypermarket format, converting stores from the Max brand, with the possibility of opening smaller stores in the future to build on the presence of the brand.