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SPAR Switzerland’s 2018 Christmas donation campaign

December 24, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Responsible retailing

SPAR Switzerland successfully concluded its annual Christmas donation campaign on 22 December. The fundraising campaign raised money for local institutions selected by the employees of SPAR stores in neighbourhoods and villages across the country.

SPAR customers generously deposited their donations in the collection boxes provided instore, with all money going directly to the selected charitable organisations. The money was officially handed over yesterday, 23 December. Shopping bags of Christmas delicacies were also raffled at the end of the campaign.

The Christmas campaign rounds up another busy year of community involvement initiatives supported by SPAR Switzerland. Kindergartens, charitable foundations, home care services, day care centres for the handicapped, animal shelters and many other organisations were delighted to receive the valuable support of the SPAR Partner.

Source: SPAR Switzerland

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About SPAR Switzerland

SPAR Switzerland, originally an independent family-owned company with a local shareholder structure, was founded in 1989, when it was granted the licence by SPAR International to operate the brand.

In 2000, the family-owned business was transformed into a holding company with three operating companies: SPAR Handels AG, TopCC AG and SPAR Management AG. This move helped to give the company a modern, future-oriented structure. The business has recorded steady growth over the years, combining corporate and independently owned stores, spanning forecourt retailing to large supermarkets.

In early 2016, SPAR Switzerland announced the sale of 60% of shares to SPAR Group Limited, South Africa. The existing management team and shareholders remain in the business.