With opening hours for essential retail being curtailed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, customers are anxious to stock up within this timeframe but are keen to avoid busy locations. Recognising this, SPAR Pakistan is rolling out a call and collect service which will reduce the time spent outdoors and negate any time spent instore.
Increase in demand for care hampers
SPAR Pakistan has seen an increase in basket spend as customers stock up particularly on commodity items such as pulses, rice, flour, oil, ghee, etc. Being known for offering good quality fresh produce and meat, SPAR has seen increases in demand for these items as well. Whilst Ramadan only starts on 23 April, customers are already purchasing hampers to give to the more vulnerable in society, reflecting the concern customers have of economic impact of the lock down.
Strict adherence to social distancing and safety measures is essential with monitoring continually being carried out and if retailers are in breach of the legislation, stores are closed.
SPAR Pakistan has shared a Video on safety measures at SPAR stores
Source: SPAR Pakistan
About SPAR Pakistan
The license for SPAR in Pakistan was granted on 1 January 2017 to Galaxy International, a private company owned by the Burque Group – a diverse business with experience in FMCG distribution.
The entry of the brand into Pakistan has been focused on the development of stores in the country’s largest city, Karachi. SPAR multi-format stores, ranging from small convenience to large supermarket, will expand over time across the country.