SPAR is the world’s largest leading voluntary group of independently owned and operated retailers and wholesalers, who work in partnership under the SPAR brand. The independent organisations, which co-operate under the SPAR brand worldwide, access international trading agreements that enhance their competitiveness, productivity, and profitability.
Tom Rose, Head of International Operations at SPAR International commented on the announcement: “We are pleased to partner with LS Retail in support of our SPAR wholesale and retail operations worldwide. They are a leading expert in unified business software solutions. We are confident they will strongly support the SPAR business globally, all within one platform. At SPAR, we are continuously looking at ways to improve and add value to our business. We welcome the opportunity to work with partners such as LS Retail to help enhance and grow the SPAR brand in communities across the globe.”
LS Retail is Microsoft’s largest independent software vendor for retail software. The LS Retail software solutions extend Microsoft Dynamics 365 enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with specialised industry functionality. With LS Retail software, companies can manage their entire business, from financials to back-office tasks, inventory, point of sale (POS), loyalty, and customer experience within the same system. More than 500 grocery and supermarket chains have already selected LS Retail software to run their business.
“SPAR is one of the best known and most trusted supermarket brands, with a presence in four continents. We are proud of being appointed preferred supplier for such a successful retail chain,” says Kristjan Johannsson, Chief Commercial Officer at LS Retail. “Our unified commerce solutions provide retailers with the industry functionality and detailed insights they need to offer great customer experiences both in person and online. For a leader in its industry like SPAR, it makes perfect sense to choose a solution tailored for the grocery vertical which is built on agility, reliability, and intelligence. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact our solutions will bring to SPAR partners worldwide.”
According to the agreement, LS Retail will develop a software template which SPAR country organisations worldwide will be able to adapt in their preferred language to run their stores. LS Retail will also be listed on the official SPAR International intranet platform www.sparconnect.com as a Preferred Supplier.