SPAR expands network further

November 28, 2023 IN THE CATEGORY: Feature articles

SPAR expands its network with Korzinka, Uzbekistan’s largest retailer, granted a license by SPAR International to operate the SPAR brand in the country. This exciting development will contribute to achieving the highest retail standards, create new jobs, and train a new generation of highly qualified Uzbek personnel in the service sector. Korzinka plans to open the first SPAR stores in Uzbekistan, by mid-2024.

The arrival of the brand is an important milestone in the development of the grocery retail trade in Uzbekistan. Over its nearly century-long history, SPAR has grown from a small group of grocers, into an international retail business. SPAR offers four store formats in its multi-format retail strategy, meeting shopper needs for every time of day.

Impact of the cooperation

This cooperation ushers in new opportunities, first of all, for the company’s customers and partners, but also for the wider retail market in Uzbekistan.  Suppliers will have new ways to grow and develop because SPAR country organisations prioritise local producers and farmers which reflects their local community spirit.

Korzinka, in turn, will have access to international expertise, advanced technologies, the most stringent international standards and comprehensive knowledge of the industry, which will help take retailing in Uzbekistan to a new level.

Expansion of the network

“We are pleased to welcome the Korzinka company from Uzbekistan to the international SPAR network. The driving force behind SPAR’s success has always been the close collaboration between retailers that serve local communities with integrity. We are confident that this partnership with Korzinka, which shares our values, will benefit not only the company and its customers, but will also strengthen SPAR internationally,” commented David Moore, Director of International Retail and Development, Member of the Board of SPAR International.

“Our aim is to move with the times and to meet and exceed the highest international standards. Cooperation with a retail giant such as SPAR, which, like Korzinka, is widely known for its commitment to excellent service and high-quality products, will allow us to continue to be the consumers’ choice for convenience and value,” commented Zafar Khashimov, Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Korzinka supermarket chain.

Source: SPAR Uzbekistan

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