SPAR is the world’s largest international food retail chain with over 12,000 stores meeting the needs of over 13 million consumers every day in 42 countries. SPAR was founded in Holland in 1932 by Mr Adriaan van Well.

SPAR was introduced to the UK in 1956. The business is made up of five wholesale members and employs over 50,000 people, servicing more than 2,400 stores, with a turnover in excess of £3 billion.

SPAR is a ‘symbol’ group, which means individual SPAR members retain their independence but enjoy the advantages of belonging to a global brand. SPAR members reap the benefits of being part of a large international organisation with collective buying and marketing power, a strong corporate image and impressive back-up resources.


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