SPAR Australia Ltd – With more than 12,000 stores in over 35 countries, serving over 13 million customers daily, SPAR is the largest, and one of the most progressive and innovative food retailers in the world.
SPAR and SPAR Express stores are locally owned, family businesses committed to meeting the needs of their local communities. This truly unique brand combines the buying power of a family run wholesale business with the expertise and support provided by a world renowned retail brand. SPAR works on the principle of wholesalers and retailers coming together under one name, working collectively to bring the best value to their customers. SPAR and SPAR Express stores proudly pass on the savings resulting from this philosophy to their customers every day. The SPAR brand is built on a strong history of original ideas and mutually beneficial partnerships and the strong operational, marketing and distribution systems play an important part in the success of the brand. Most of all however, the success of SPAR has been built on the quality of the Retailers who own and run SPAR and SPAR Express stores. SPAR has achieved obvious benefits for both communities and the family businesses involved in areas such as buying power and the valuable lessons learned in each market across the world. In Australia, the key difference between SPAR and the major competitors in the grocery industry is that every store is independently owned. This allows each store owner the freedom and independence to make local decisions that benefit their customers and their broader community. Of course, every store across the group’s vast global network must meet world-class standards for service and presentation quality. But at the same time, they can tailor their products and services to suit the unique requirements of their local area. Store owners can support the local economy by buying the freshest local produce and other locally made products. At the same time they can support local sports teams, schools or community groups. It’s a wonderful and mutually beneficial way to play an important role in the affairs of their districts. Combining this with good food, great service and highly competitive prices, SPAR and SPAR Express stores will always be truly world-class on a local level. For details of SPAR Supermarkets currently available for sale, contact Mathew Hartley at Benchmark on 1300 366 521.