SPAR Netherlands takes silver at European Franchise Awards 2023

September 22, 2023 IN THE CATEGORY: Awards and prizes

Congratulations to SPAR Netherlands for taking home silver yesterday at the European Franchise Awards, held in Brussels. SPAR Netherlands competed against no less than ten other organisations to gain this award, which recognises SPAR Netherlands' success in this sector.

Recognising over 90 years of experience

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.”

Source: SPAR Netherlands

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About SPAR Netherlands

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.

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