As a food retailer, SPAR contributes to the communities in which we operate in many different ways. Community involvement is a core value of our brand, starting in 1932 when independent retailers and wholesalers founded SPAR. From providing employment through to supporting those in need by volunteering time or generating funds for charities, SPAR adds value to local communities.
The importance of people in the overall success of the SPAR business has always been appreciated. Many of our SPAR Partners have educational training programmes for employee development, providing tools for continual improvement and adapting to modern training standards. Below are a few examples of successful training academies within SPAR.Read more
Worldwide, SPAR seeks to promote healthy living through the supply of safe and diverse fresh foods instore. In 2012, in recognition of the strength of working in partnership with other organisations to improve the delivery of safe food to consumers, SPAR became a member of the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM).Read more
SPAR Netherlands were delighted with the number of spectators that visited the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam in the first week of July. SPAR Netherlands partnered with the Johan Cruyff Foundation on a campaign which brought young customers the chance to participate in a Cruyff Foundation Athletics Camp in their region - a total of 14 camps were held around the country.Read more
Health and nutrition are two issues high up on our agenda. SPAR is a strong believer in the need to provide consumers with good quality products and the relevant nutritional information to ensure a balanced, healthy diet. As such, all International SPAR Own Brand products feature labels with nutritional information.
SPAR recognises the benefits of exercise and sports sponsorship is another important part of our business. Partnerships between SPAR retailers and local schools and sports clubs reflect the involvement with communities. Support comes in many forms including volunteer time, fundraising efforts instore, provision of equipment and financial arrangements.
We have also developed the SPAR Nutrition Zone, a website aimed at helping customers achieve a healthy lifestyle by offering basic exercise tips, recipes and nutritional information about the foods we consume on a daily basis.
SPAR retailers around the world contribute to the communities in which they operate in many different ways, from providing employment to generating
funds for charities and promoting sustainable initiatives. Select a SPAR country below to find out more about their responsible retailing activities.