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Key facts

  • Internationally, SPAR is the biggest independent supermarket retail network in the world with 13 000 stores. As part of a global brand, our retailers are able to leverage off international retail design and trends that have kept the SPAR brand at the forefront of food retailing in Southern Africa
  • SPAR has the most stores in urban residential areas in South Africa
  • BWG Group is the largest retailer in the Irish convenience retail market by market share
  • SPAR Switzerland has a state-of-the-art distribution centre and efficient distribution logistics
  • Pharmacy at SPAR is a SPAR store format and service that is unique to South Africa, with the potential to be rolled out into Ireland and South West England
  • 32.4% of our turnover is generated in foreign currency

Key benchmark indicators

Only five retailers in sub-Saharan Africa make it into the world’s 250 biggest retailers by retail revenue and all are South African:

1.

Steinhoff International

2.

Shoprite

3.

The SPAR Group

4.

Pick n Pay

5.

Woolworths

66.8% of the Top 250 retailers have foreign operations.