SPAR SPAR International

SPAR is the world’s leading voluntary food retail chain. The business started with one Dutch store in 1932 and now comprises more than 13,600 stores in 48 countries on four continents. The development of SPAR has been underpinned by a set of values that have guided the organisation since its establishment 90 years ago.

SPAR is an international group of independently owned and operated retailers and wholesalers who work together in partnership under the SPAR Brand to provide a high quality, value for money shopping experience for the communities we serve.

As the custodian of the SPAR Brand, SPAR International is the head office of the worldwide SPAR organisation. Located in Amsterdam, SPAR International is the owner of the licence and supports SPAR country organisations in developing their retail businesses. We follow a three-pillar strategy to grow our presence by licensing the brand to businesses in new markets and growing our existing partners through an extensive retail & supply chain support package.

Read the 2021 review here.

Our mission is to ensure that SPAR remains the world’s leading voluntary food retail chain and that we continue to grow our brand, our presence and our partners by working together to enhance the competitiveness, productivity and profitability of our retail and wholesale partners worldwide.


Rokin 99-101
1012 KM Amsterdam
Telephone: 0031 20 626 6749

Key figures 2021

Retail Sales (euro 000's)
Retail Store Numbers
Retail Sales Area (m2)
Average Store Size (m2)
Year joined SPAR

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