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SPAR Better Together philosophy still growing the brand almost 90 years on

August 31, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Digital and Marketing

SPAR found its roots in the Netherlands in 1932, when a group of small and independent retailers came together to work and better serve their communities. Since then, SPAR has become a community favourite across the globe and now operates in 48 countries and across four continents.

The SPAR ethos of partnership and collaboration provides a solid foundation for future success, ensuring that the brand continues to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

SPAR is guided by family values, honesty and fairness to local communities as well as a spirit of always giving back. The SPAR philosophy, of Better Together, remains as strong today as it did almost 90 years ago.

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This heritage of being at the heart of the community is amplified in the 2020 International SPAR Annual Report.


About SPAR International

SPAR International unites and operates in partnership with independent retailers by working together to share global scale and expertise to enhance the competitiveness of its retail partners worldwide and build the SPAR brand internationally.

SPAR International is the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain with over 13,500 stores worldwide and global retail sales of €39.8 billion in 2020.