Our profile in switzerland
SPAR Switzerland has a multi-brand retail strategy in German-speaking Switzerland, serving 40 corporate and 126 independent retailer stores under the SPAR banner.
There are two formats under the SPAR brand, namely SPAR, which is aimed at neighbourhood shopping, and SPAR Express, which is for forecourt convenience and high-frequency commuter type shopping. Our nine TopCC stores provide a direct, wholesale and cash-and-carry service catering specifically to the restaurant and business trade and not the general public as this is not permissible under Swiss law. Altogether, the 160 SPAR, nine TopCC and 23 SPAR Express and 108 MAXI stores comprise the 300 stores serviced out of our distribution centre.
SPAR Switzerland’s national distribution centre, located in St Gallen, is a modern logistics centre supplying 6 500 ambient and 1 500 chilled stock keeping units.
SPAR neighbourhood stores offer a range of between 7 000 and 12 000 products, depending on the size of the store. The category assortment for Fresh generally constitutes 44% of the product range. SPAR Express stocks between 2 500 and 3 000 products, and TopCC has a product range of 18 000 products, making it one of the largest players in the Swiss cash-and-carry market.