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SPAR Thailand and SPAR Guangdong share knowledge

February 1, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: People, Responsible retailing

A delegation from SPAR Thailand visited SPAR China Partner, SPAR Guangdong, towards the end of last year to exchange retail knowledge and best practice learning.

The delegation visited a number of SPAR stores of different formats in Guangdong, including SPAR South China Mall Hypermarket, SPAR Dongtai Hypermarket, SPAR Xinghecheng Hypermarket, SPAR Mizhendao Supermarket and SPAR Feilishan lifestyle convenience store. A trip was also organised to the Hongmei Distribution Centre.

Meetings were held with the group at SPAR Guangdong’s Riverview Convention Centre. Mr Dan Yunfeng, VP of SPAR Guangdong, introduced the history of the company while Mr Hu Jintai, President of SPAR Guangdong, described the future prospects for SPAR Guangdong, the practices of fresh operations and the trends for future development. The group also visited the Fude Food Division, a subsidiary of SPAR Guangdong.

The delegation’s visit to China has helped to build a strong relationship between SPAR Thailand and SPAR Guangdong, laying the foundation for future cooperation and promoting growth and development.

SPAR Thailand’s visit to China highlights the fact that SPAR members are eager to work together and share resources. With the continued growth of SPAR, partners worldwide will find more opportunities for collaboration, helping to work better together as one big SPAR family.

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About SPAR Thailand

In early 2016, SPAR International granted a licence to Bangchak Retail Company Limited (BCR) to develop and grow the SPAR Brand in Thailand. The partnership with BCR will initially focus on the rollout of a solid network of key flagship convenience and neighbourhood stores. The plan is to open 50-80 stores each year for the next five years, creating up to 2,500 jobs and generating an estimated retail sales turnover of €245 million by 2020.