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SPAR Zimbabwe continues to roll out new stores

February 26, 2019 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

SPAR Zimbabwe looks set to maintain its expansion drive in 2019, with the opening of a new SPAR Express store in Braeside, a neighbourhood of the capital, Harare. This latest opening brings the total number of SPAR stores nationwide to 35.

The new SPAR Express store is located at a busy petrol station in Braeside, catering for customers on the move and in search of convenient, grab-and-go snack and drink combos. It services a large area, including residential, industrial, high and low density suburbs as well as commuters from the central business district.

“We are very excited to finally open our doors to the public,” said spokesman Moses Chihuri. “The new SPAR Express in Braeside represents a lot of firsts for the group. It boasts Zimbabwe’s first Chikka Chicken, first Pick-a-Pizza and first Beantree quick service restaurant concept. In fact, we are the first SPAR in Southern Africa to launch Pick-A-Pizza.”

The new SPAR has a modern, clean look and feel. Considerable investment has been made into the state-of-the-art equipment, fittings and fixtures, and the overall impression is of a first-class retail outlet.

The store is open 24 hours a day, while the fast food side opens daily from 8am to 10pm. There is also a secure children’s play area and plenty of seating for those wishing to take a break and enjoy their meal – perfect for quick lunch breaks away from the office or on the way home.

Sirajh Abdul, a Braeside customer, was very enthusiastic about the new SPAR store: “It’s very up-to-date and has a fantastic atmosphere. I not only got my pizza on time but more importantly I loved it. This SPAR Express is convenient, comfortable and relaxing – it really is.”

“We are very happy to be here and to see the great response from the surrounding communities and industrial sites,” said Precious Chikukwa, General Manager of SPAR Express Braeside. “In total, 22 new jobs were created and we have a young, vibrant team who are fun, energetic and happy – it’s a great vibe.”

SPAR Express Braeside is the 35th store to open under the SPAR Zimbabwe portfolio, and follows closely on the heels of SPAR Express Avondale, Tops Montagu and Tops Helensvale, all new stores in the SPAR group.

Source: SPAR Zimbabwe

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About SPAR Zimbabwe

In 1967, SPAR Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) signed a licence agreement with SPAR International and became the 13th country to join the SPAR worldwide organisation.

In the fourth quarter of 2015, independent retailer, Darren Lanca, took over the licence to operate the SPAR Brand in this market after Innscor made the decision to divest of this retail division.