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Recognising SPAR colleagues for making a difference

February 21, 2022 IN THE CATEGORY: People

At SPAR, our people are a significant success factor of our business. In a highly competitive environment, it is our talented and dedicated people who make a difference in their communities.

Since the pandemic began, it has been reported that shoppers have shown more appreciation toward grocery employees. SPAR this week shows its appreciation by recognising all 410,000 colleagues in the SPAR retail and wholesale business.

Today, we turn our attention to the colleagues in the distribution, wholesaling, and transport divisions. SPAR Gran Canaria’s logistics team have shown even greater levels of dedication, commitment, and responsibility to society during the pandemic. The team of 136 people working in the distribution facilities operated by SPAR Gran Canaria is vital for the ongoing fulfilment of the 196 SPAR stores on the island.

Some individuals to be recognised include Alexander (called Flou) Widmer, a driver for SPAR Switzerland. Driving a loaded semi-trailer around the country to ensure timeous deliveries to SPAR retailers means Flou’s working day starts at 1:00 a.m. when he departs from the distribution centre. This year, Flou will celebrate 35 years with the company, which he says reflects on the strong team spirit in SPAR, the great interaction with retail and wholesale colleagues, and the variety of this job. Congratulations on this milestone Flou.

Another person focused on ensuring timeous delivery is Prasanth VK of SPAR India. He continually assesses possibilities to improve the local online purchasing platform’s delivery system, including ensuring an ongoing liaison with the last-mile delivery partners. Prasanth also has a passion for ensuring a great customer experience not only instore but also online.

We thank all of the colleagues working in the 255 distribution centres, warehouses, and food production centres in SPAR worldwide for their valued service.

Developing people

Through the series of articles which we will publish this week, we will highlight SPAR colleagues’ commitment and dedication, enjoying the diverse world of retail. Our focus on people includes investing in the development of our team members, providing a working experience that attracts the right talent for our business. Read more about our people and career opportunities in SPAR by clicking here.