SPAR Gran Canaria signs eleventh agreement to support local potato farmers

December 17, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Responsible retailing

SPAR Gran Canaria contracts local potato growers, signing the11th consecutive production agreement. Following the signing, SPAR delivered 100 tonnes of potato seeds to the participating farmers. Approximately 1,500 tonnes of consumable potatoes are anticipated to be harvested from these seeds.

All 191 SPAR stores on the island promote local production and consumption of fresh produce using the brand ‘La Cosecha Canaria de SPAR’. Both sustainability and responsibility are integral to these local farming agreements and inherent to SPAR Gran Canaria.

Wide local support

Participating farmers, consumer and agricultural group representatives joined members of local government and SPAR Gran Canaria management for the signing.

The crop is being grown in the municipalities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, San Mateo, Moya, Santa María de Guía, Valsequillo, Arucas, and San Bartolomé de Tirajana.

The first potato agreement dates back to January 2013. Through these type of agreements, SPAR Gran Canaria supports the local fruit and vegetable sector. These  contracts also guarantee their customers high-quality fresh produce.

To read more about how they supported local communities during the pandemic, please see our feature article in Contact International.

Source: SPAR Gran Canaria

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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. The brand became the first voluntary trading chain to be established in Spain.

The head office is located in Barcelona. It provides buying, marketing, communications and brand support to the 13 regional partners. This helps continuing the expansion of the brand across the country.