SPAR China champions innovation and collaboration at Cold Chain Seminar in Shandong

August 31, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Supply Chain

As the Chinese retail space continues to develop rapidly, changing consumption patterns underscore the importance of efficient and reliable supply chains. SPAR China is proud to be a part of a national initiative to improve temperature-controlled systems within the grocery supply chain - from food processing, storage and transportation, to distribution and retail. To foster knowledge exchange among partners, SPAR China earlier this month organised a Cold Supply Chain Seminar in Shandong.

At SPAR, it is our responsibility to help reduce food waste, save energy, and ensure the quality of perishable goods. Managing our grocery supply chain can reduce costs and gas emissions and create a sustainable business for long-term success.  

To support regional cold chain facilities, SPAR China continues to develop new technologies and equipment that improve service capabilities and work efficiency at both the warehouse and store level. 

At the seminar held on 13 and 14 August, delegates attended presentations by Wang Peihuan, Chairman of SPAR China, Su Wei, Managing Director of SPAR China Supply Chain, Zhang Sammy, Commercial Director of SPAR China Supply Chain, as well as industry-leading preferred suppliers. 

Supplier dialogue
The seminar served as an excellent opportunity to start a dialogue with cold chain suppliers and manufacturers on topics including best refrigeration equipment, installation standards, and energy efficiency. SPAR China carefully selected these suppliers by category through a competitive bid process in the first half of 2020.

To better understand SPAR’s cold chain and refrigeration storage infrastructure, delegates visited several stores as well as the Distribution Center in Weihai, Shandong. 

After the field visits, the seminar served as a platform to share insights and best practices and explore promising collaborations. By driving excellence and innovation, this collaborative approach will be a crucial factor in controlling the quality of equipment, removing non-sustainable systems, and encouraging the use of eco-friendly cold chain solutions.

Source: SPAR China

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About SPAR China

SPAR was introduced to China in 2004 with the signing of the licence agreement for Shandong Province. This was followed by the addition of more partners, and now SPAR has eight partners in nine provinces: Shandong, Guangdong, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Beijing, Sichuan, Henan, Hebei, and Yunnan.

The privately-owned retail chains licensed to operate SPAR have a cooperative relationship in line with the original SPAR mission of working together to reduce costs, maximise sales, and increase profits. The SPAR China Partners, whilst part of a leading international group, maintain 100% local ownership.