Following on from the release of the highlights of our 2015 annual results in April, the full 2015 International SPAR Annual Report is now available, featuring many more details. Just to recap, 2015 was another year of substantial progress for SPAR International. Total sales rose €1.2 billion, or 3.5%, to reach €33 billion – our strongest sales growth in five years - driven by the ongoing recovery in Europe, and continuing expansion of the SPAR Brand in emerging markets, particularly in Asia and Africa. We successfully entered five new countries on four separate continents, increasing our global footprint to 42 countries worldwide.
Last year’s performance demonstrates once again the strength, attractiveness and resilience of the SPAR Brand as we maintained our growth over what has been an extremely volatile economic period for the worlds’ economies.
In our new-look Annual Report we draw attention to the positive achievements of our many partners across Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and the exciting developments and innovations they undertook during 2015 that contributed to their success and to the strong performance of SPAR International.
The ePub version is available for viewing here and the English language file can be downloaded here.