Growing and inspiring our people

In the past, our purpose as a group was focused only on retailers.

We have broadened our purpose – TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO DO AND BE MORE. This is an important shift and is the outcome of a deeply involved internal and external process that included the national guild, our employees and our consumers. Each executive team member has an action plan to manage with deliverables at group and retail level.

We also shared this new purpose with our retailers at SPAR’s annual convention and it received tremendous support.

Planning for succession

Succession planning remains a priority due to the expertise residing in our senior and executive management teams. We are making good progress in developing an effective talent succession pipeline. We are also targeting top-class black candidates to diversify our pool of internal candidates for succession.

The Nomination Committee oversees the succession plans for executive and board positions.