70 new jobs created with opening of sixth SPAR Supermarket in Sri Lanka

October 19, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

SPAR Sri Lanka has opened another SPAR Supermarket, this time in the city of Negombo on the west coast of the country. Located approximately 40 kilometres north of the capital city Colombo, the store caters to both tourists and residents. The 70-man strong team were all present at the store’s opening, ready to welcome the local community to the newest SPAR Supermarket. Having prepared for the opening by fulfilling SPAR induction training and COVID-19 awareness courses, the team also learnt about customer service using the SPAR GUEST system.

With a retail selling area of 569m², this latest store welcomes customers with a strong fresh food offer showcased in attractive display units. The market-style chalkboard pricing system adds to the overall ambience. This department has an extensive loose produce selection in addition to a pre-packed range. The many service departments including hot kitchen, butchery, bakery, coffee shop, ready-meals, and fresh produce are located around the perimeter of the store.

The gourmet food section not only has a great offer of foods imported from around the world but also coffee machines which work perfectly for the full SPAR Natural range of capsules. A wealth of locally sourced items make up 70% of the total store offer. Currently, SPAR Own Brand products are gradually growing in number and turnover contribution.

The checkout counters, which are currently protected in line with local COVID-19 regulations, are manned by ten well-trained cashiers. Low energy consumption refrigeration units have been used instore, being just one element of SPAR Sri Lanka’s sustainability strategy.

The continued expansion of the brand’s presence across the island is bringing internationally renowned formal retail to an ever-growing range of consumers. There are plans in place to open more stores, increasing the support to local communities and SPAR Sri Lanka’s support for local producers.

ource : SPAR Sri Lanka

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About SPAR Sri Lanka

SPAR International granted a licence to Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL Group) in 2017 to operate the SPAR Brand in Sri Lanka in a joint venture with the SPAR Group Ltd South Africa. CBL is a well-established organisation, founded in the 1960s and employing 5,000 people across diverse operations. It has strong roots in local communities and a commitment to enhancing food retailing and entrepreneurial opportunities in the market, making it an ideal partner for SPAR.