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Global Brand Benefits

90 years after the founding of SPAR, there are now more than 13,600 SPAR stores in 48 countries on four continents, meeting the needs of over 14.5 million consumers daily.

Remain independent while enjoying global brand benefits

That ethos has been at the heart of SPAR for decades. Since 1932, in fact. It all started with one Dutch store. Today SPAR is the world’s largest food retail chain. Over 13,000 stores. 48 countries. And in the UK alone, more than 2,500 stores, more than 40,000 friendly staff, and a turnover of more than £3bn (excluding fuel and services)

Join the global SPAR family and retain local independence

What does this mean for you? It means you can combine all the freedom of being an independent retailer with the knowledge of a global network. It means you can learn from other retailers across the globe and bring the best of what they do to your store. It means you can benefit from decades of retailing experience to accelerate your sales growth through tried-and-tested store formats, a robust supply chain, and of course, through innovation too.

Because while we have a rich heritage to draw on, we also know that in the fast-paced world of convenience retail, you can’t afford to stand still. That’s why we continue to develop and invest, to make sure SPAR stays at the forefront of your shoppers’ minds.


SPAR offers all the support you need to succeed. Find out more about the many benefits joining SPAR brings and register your interest.

Own A Store & Join SPAR today

SPAR is the symbol group in the UK supported by five regional distribution centres.

Celebrating 10 years of consecutive growth, today more convenience store shoppers consider SPAR stores as a destination to purchase their groceries ahead of other symbol groups (YouGov Shopper Research Q1 2020).

SPAR offers all the support you need to succeed. Read more about the many benefits joining SPAR brings...