SPAR Spain Partner participates in local product fair

March 27, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: Responsible retailing, Sourcing

SPAR Gran Canaria was once again present at the Gran Canaria ‘Me Gusta’ (I like it) Fair, the main local product fair on the island, which was held earlier this month.

SPAR had a larger stand this year compared to previous years, with a display showing the different stages of traditional cultivation from the planting of seeds to the harvesting of products. The display included descriptive panels explaining the agricultural life cycle to children and adults.

SPAR Gran Canaria also showcased various fresh products of the highest quality that make up the range La Cosecha Canaria de SPAR. One of the fundamental pillars of SPAR’s business and sales philosophy is to support local producers and farmers. The SPAR Gran Canaria stores offer locally sourced fresh products such as potatoes, cucumbers, courgettes, papayas, lettuce, endives, tomatoes, strawberries, carrots and peppers.

SPAR Gran Canaria works together with more than 110 farmers on the island, who harvest their products from more than 400 plots located in different municipalities. The SPAR Partner also sources other local Canarian produce of excellent quality such as: avocados, onions and sweet potatoes from La Palma, tropical pineapple from El Hierro, and exotic fruits from Tenerife.

Along with its onsite stand, SPAR Gran Canaria held workshops for children on fruit art and organised cooking shows by renowned local chefs who made dishes using local produce.

Source: SPAR Española

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About SPAR Spain

SPAR Spain was founded in 1959 as a result of the coming together of a group of wholesalers who wished to be part of an international organisation. SPAR was the first voluntary trading chain to be established in Spain. The Head Office is now located in Barcelona, providing Buying, Marketing, Communication and Brand support to the 13 licensed partners. SPAR Spain’s Partners work together to deliver the core values of SPAR in over 1,000 stores that are a combination of independently owned and company owned enterprises.

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