SPAR Netherlands has built an excellent reputation over more than 90 years of continuous commitment to quality, innovation and customer satisfaction. With a great deal of passion and vast retail expertise, SPAR Netherlands strives to be the leaders of convenience where food retail and food service merge.
The European Franchise Awards are a recognition of excellence, and nominees for this award all won their market’s national awards in 2023. SPAR Netherlands has proven to be an exceptional franchisor, having a clear strategy that has led to the successful integration of foodservice into its well-established food retail operations in recent years. Additionally, SPAR Netherlands offers its retailers excellent support, guidance and training, allowing them to benefit from a proven business model and a strong national and international brand name. With over 400 stores in the Netherlands entirely led by independent entrepreneurs, SPAR has proven that it is, and remains, a powerful player in this sector.
Pim Dirckx, Operations Director SPAR Netherlands, said about the award: “We are extremely honoured to be recognised in this way. This Award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the entire SPAR Netherlands team, in the office, in the distribution centre, by our entrepreneurs, and their store teams.”
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The SPAR brand was founded in the Netherlands in 1932 by the Dutch wholesaler Adriaan van Well. It was established as a voluntary chain of grocers under the name DESPAR – an acronym of a slogan created by van Well to describe the organisation: Door Eendrachtig Samenwerken Profiteren Allen Regelmatig. SPAR Netherlands’ main distribution centre in Waalwijk supports licensed independent retailers operating throughout the country.