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Partnering with SPAR International as a preferred supplier links your business to a global retail network of entrepreneurs with a passion for innovation.

Doing business with SPAR

SPAR operates wholesale and retail businesses internationally. In order to work effectively with us, you’ll need to understand our strategic objectives and our company culture, and have a close working relationship with your local contacts. Our teams work tirelessly to identify the best products for our customers from suppliers across the globe.

With a passion for regional and local products, SPAR works closely with our suppliers to stock products locally and we support our suppliers to grow internationally by giving them access to markets across the globe. We support suppliers in navigating international product regulations and movement. SPAR works closely with suppliers to ensure that our customers know they are buying goods produced without exploitation in acceptable and sustainable working conditions.

FMCG & Own Brand Suppliers

Partnership is vital for a global player like SPAR. Wholesalers, Retailers and Manufacturers are key players for the further development of SPAR on an international level. With all of these we build Partnerships, looking for everybody to benefit.

SPAR International offers guidance on category positioning for Own Brand, as well for FMCG Products. In cooperation with our Partners and our in-house design teams, full in-store communication materials are developed.

SPAR International provides additional services to meet specific SPAR Partner demands through a consolidated warehouse in the Netherlands. This service enables SPAR Partners to deepen and directly extend their offer of SPAR and FMCG Products on a global scale.

The main focus, however, is on the buying power and how this can be used to get the best international deal to benefit all SPAR Partners.

Preferred Supplier Programme - Non-commercial

Our international Preferred Supplier Programme co-ordinates the support for our SPAR Partners, ensuring the latest products, services and equipment are available for use in our warehouses and in our stores to serve our customers.
Our preferred suppliers offer refrigeration, shop fitting, lighting, vehicle tracking, customer insight and data analysis products.

Through the Preferred Supplier Programme, we work with suppliers and the Partners on engagement and developments plans that maximise opportunities for all parties, through rebate and collective buying possibilities.
We are always looking for new suppliers to add to the Programme, increasing the breadth of solutions on offer to SPAR Partners.

Own Brand

SPAR International Brands are a range of high standard Own Brand products sold in many countries worldwide. The products offer quality and value to consumers and create a profitable solution for the retailer.

The global distribution of SPAR International Brands strongly contributes to building SPAR as a worldwide brand and offers Retailers as well as Manufacturers a unique proposition to become part of this successful development.

The first SPAR International Brand to be developed was back in 1995 and has been followed with many new introductions since. A core range of products consolidated in our warehouse in the Netherlands whilst providing additional services to meet specific country needs emphasise the global presence of the SPAR Brand in their nature and variety.

By working together with SPAR Partners, Retailers and Manufacturers, the scale of the SPAR International Brands business has increased. The penetration of the SPAR International Brands into almost all SPAR countries helps to create brand loyalty and offers excellent value to consumers and manufacturers worldwide.