SPAR is the world’s leading voluntary food retail chain. The business started with one Dutch store in 1932 and today, with over 12,100 stores in 42 countries worldwide, the retail partners of SPAR unite under one strong international brand.
They represent a global collective of leading retailers working at a national, regional and individual store level, sharing common brand values and pooling resources for mutual benefit.
SPAR’s success is based on fostering, protecting and growing local independent retailers in the face of international and domestic competition.
SPAR is founded on a model of voluntary trading that encourages entrepreneurship, by providing a comprehensive supply and support network to stores owned and operated by local retailers, and being committed to the growth of local farmers and suppliers.
The SPAR business model of ‘voluntary trading’ brings numerous advantages for retailers, wholesalers and suppliers through lowering the cost of goods through bulk purchasing, efficient logistics and supply chain services, IT, marketing and operational support as well as the sharing of International best practices and resources to offer customers modern stores, excellent value, quality products, wide range and customer service.
SPAR Sri Lanka has been granted a license to trade under the SPAR Banner in Sri Lanka and is passionate about empowering local entrepreneurs and look forward to growing the SPAR brand in Sri Lanka in the years to come to the benefit of all Sri Lankan citizens.
By registering and retaining local ownership, profits are invested back into the country and community, thereby contributing to local development, employment opportunities and the growth of the Sri Lankan economy.
SPAR has a major focus on enterprise development; growing & developing local suppliers and farmers to source and stock products in its supermarkets. Further to this is the central theme of community involvement which ensure that our retail stores and independent retailers are actively engaged with and supported to meet the needs of their local communities.
SPAR’s philosophy is founded on the concept of voluntary retailing: Independent wholesalers and retailers can achieve more by working together than working alone.
This lends to the notion of benefiting from working in co-operation, uniting resources and scale - Good for You
For more details visit SPAR Sri Lanka’s Facebook page or their international website.