Left to right: Craig Robertson, ESR, and Lou Jardin, SPAR Australia.Download image
SPAR Australia has signed a 10-year lease as one of the anchor tenants of Acacia Ridge Business Park, which is being redeveloped by owner, ESR Australia.
From March 2022, the new facility will help the SPAR country operator ensure all parts of the business work off the one system, gaining ultimate control over inventory. There will also be the cost-saving factor related to third-party logistics and their margins.
Moreover, the move will bring improved business efficiencies. With the purposeful layout, the warehouse will operate with comprehensive workflows.
Additionally, the upgraded warehouse will help SPAR reduce its environmental footprint. SPAR Australia gains 100kw of solar panel power, LED lighting systems, and a rainwater collection depot as part of the build.
SPAR Australia will continue to invest in its offer to retailers and work towards its goal of becoming the nation’s independent brand of choice. The SPAR country operator has not just covered its current needs; it has looked to the future, with each area of the warehouse having a minimum 30%-50% growth factor included in the setup.
Source: SPAR Australia
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SPAR began trading in Australia in 1994. The current company was formed in 2006. In late 2010 a new majority shareholder, Jardin Investments Pty Ltd, was confirmed. This development significantly accelerated the modernisation of the SPAR Brand in Australia.
SPAR Australia Limited is an unlisted public company with an elected Board of Directors. SPAR Australia licenses and supports independent retailers to develop the brand. In addition, it provides a range of services through its Distribution Centre and offices.