On 29 May, a high-end boutique supermarket opened on the first floor of Rongchuangmao Plaza, Jinan City. SPAR Rongchuangmao Plaza store incorporates internationally advanced store design concepts, creating a practical and pleasant store environment.
SPAR Shandong sources high-quality domestic products, including seasonal produce and fresh seafood, from more than 1,500 cooperative agricultural bases. The store offers e-grocery store-to-home services, including 30-minute delivery within a 3 km radius of the store.
On 29 May, the SPAR operator also opened a SPAR Express convenience store with a sales area of 229m2. Located near a popular scenic spot, the SPAR Express stocks snacks, fresh produce, hot and chilled beverages, and other convenience foods to meet the needs of tourists and passers-by.
On 4 June, SPAR Shandong opened its seventh high-end SPAR Hypermarket in Zhangjiakou, Hebei. The SPAR Xuanhua Huangcheng Bridge Store provides daily necessities such as fresh produce, meat and seafood, dry goods, as well as home and personal care products on a total area of 5,700m2.
Beyond locally sourced fresh produce and seafood, the store also supplies many local Zhangjiakou specialities, including wild mushrooms, milk tea, and various local noodle varieties.
Source: SPAR China
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SPAR was introduced to China in 2004 with the signing of the licence agreement for Shandong province. This was followed by the addition of more partners. SPAR currently has partners in seven provinces: Shandong, Guangdong, Beijing, Sichuan, Henan, Hebei, and Yunnan.
The privately-owned retail chains licensed to operate SPAR have a cooperative relationship. This partnership is in line with the original SPAR mission of working together to reduce costs, maximise sales, and increase profits. The SPAR China Partners, whilst part of a leading international group, maintain 100% local ownership.