Our brands and Spar store formats

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South Africa

Our retailers’ stores are located where people live and are designed around community needs and convenience. They cater for all income groups and offer parking and access to public transport where possible.

In South Africa, we offer the following store formats:

  • SUPERSPAR for competitively priced, one-stop bulk shopping
  • SPAR for neighbourhood shopping
  • KWIKSPAR for everyday convenience
  • SPAR Express for forecourt convenience shopping
  • TOPS at SPAR for liquor shopping
  • SaveMor for rural and township markets
  • Build it stores for home building requirements
  • Pharmacy at SPAR for prescription medication and other pharmaceutical purchases
SUPERSPAR
A one-stop superstore

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • ≥ 1 300 m2 selling area
  • Large metropolitan focus
  • Full range of groceries and general merchandise
  • Extensive service departments, such as fresh produce, and in-store bakery, butchery, deli, ready-to-eat meals and home-meal replacements

NUMBER OF STORES (including SUPERSPAR, SPAR and KWIKSPAR)

SPAR
Your neighbourhood favourite

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • ≥ 700 m2 selling area
  • Neighbourhood and rural supermarket focus
  • Competitively priced
  • Comprehensive range of groceries and general merchandise
  • Fresh produce, and in-store bakery, butchery, deli, ready-to-eat meals and home-meal replacements

NUMBER OF STORES (including SUPERSPAR, SPAR and KWIKSPAR)

KWIKSPAR
Everyday convenience

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • 300 m2 – 700 m2 selling area
  • Neighbourhood and rural focus
  • Range of prices offering good value
  • Core groceries and general merchandise
  • Fresh produce, baked foods, meat, and ready-to-eat meals

NUMBER OF STORES (including SUPERSPAR, SPAR and KWIKSPAR)

SPAR Express
Forecourt convenience shopping

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • Garage forecourt convenience stores
  • Partnership with Shell South Africa
  • Open 24 hours
  • Core products in groceries, fresh produce, and baked goods
  • Comprehensive offering of snacking, ready-to-eat and on-the-go products

NUMBER OF STORES

TOPS at SPAR
Liquor shopping

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • Average of 175 m2 selling area
  • Stand-alone liquor stores
  • Full range of liquor products
  • Located in close proximity to existing SPAR stores

NUMBER OF STORES

SaveMor
Excellent value for money

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • 400 m2 – 1 000 m2 selling area
  • Value focus
  • Neighbourhood and rural
  • Essential groceries and general merchandise
  • Fresh produce, baked goods, meat, and ready-to-eat products

NUMBER OF STORES

Build it
Build a brighter future

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • Stand-alone building material stores
  • Building and hardware products – all the material required to build a basic house
  • Aimed at home-builders and renovators in lower- and middle-income sectors

NUMBER OF STORES

Pharmacy at SPAR
Caring for you

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • In-store and stand-alone family pharmacies
  • Comprehensive range of dispensary and health-related products
  • In-store family care clinics
  • Mostly located in close proximity to existing SPAR stores

NUMBER OF STORES

Ireland

In Ireland and South West England, our store format offering comprises mostly convenience stores, with EUROSPAR representing the supermarket format.

Value Centre Cash and Carry provides a direct general wholesale supply service to the wider, independent retail grocery market. Wholesale brands include BWG Foodservice (servicing the Irish catering industry from three depots), and BWG Wines and Spirits (operating from BWG Group’s national distribution centre).

SPAR

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • Comprises SPAR (49 888 m2 total selling area) and SPAR forecourt stores (22 407 m2 total selling area)
  • Neighbourhood and forecourt convenience
  • Groceries, fresh produce, baked goods, coffee and liquor
  • Comprehensive offering of snacking, ready-to-eat and on-the-go products

NUMBER OF STORES

EUROSPAR

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • 37 311 m2 total selling area
  • Comprehensive range of groceries and general merchandise
  • Fresh produce, in-store bakery, butchery, deli, ready-to-eat products, and home-meal replacements

NUMBER OF STORES

MACE

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • 21 628 m2 total selling area
  • Neighbourhood and forecourt convenience
  • Groceries, fresh produce, baked goods, coffee and liquor
  • Comprehensive offering of snacking, ready-to-eat and on-the-go products

NUMBER OF STORES

XL

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • 21 673 m2 total selling area
  • Smaller-scale convenience and neighbourhood store
  • Comprehensive offering of snacking, ready-to-eat and on-the-go products

NUMBER OF STORES

Londis

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • 26 231 m2 total selling area
  • Range of formats according to selling area and range:
    • Londis Plus
    • Supermarket
    • Food market
    • Convenience

NUMBER OF STORES

Value Centre Cash and Carry

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • 115 m2 – 4 645 m2 selling area, varying according to location
  • Direct wholesale and cash and carry
  • Product listing of over 15 000 lines across liquor, confectionery, health and beauty, fresh produce, frozen foods, general merchandise, and catering products
  • Goods and services to the retail grocery trade, and licensed and catering outlets
  • Primary supplier of XL stores
  • 22 branches supplying over 5 000 customers

Switzerland

SPAR Switzerland comprises local neighbourhood stores with a wide product range, including the on-the-go convenience format, SPAR Express.

TopCC provides a direct general wholesale supply service to the wider, independent, culinary-focused retail grocery market. Through the national distribution centre, SPAR Switzerland also services a range of independent retailers operating under the MAXI brand, as well as several other retailers.

SPAR

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • 65 943 m2 total selling area
  • 155 neighbourhood stores
  • Includes a broad product range with a focus on Fresh
  • Provides a wide selection of quality meats and wines

NUMBER OF STORES

2017: 160 (120 independent and 40 corporate)
2018: 155 (121 independent and 34 corporate)

SPAR Express

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • 3 434 m2 total selling area
  • 26 forecourt convenience stores
  • Comprehensive offering of snacking, ready-to-eat and on-the-go products

NUMBER OF STORES

2017: 23 (18 independent and five corporate)
2018: 26 (21 independent and five corporate)

MAXI

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • Average of 80 m2 total selling area
  • 134 neighbourhood stores providing a limited convenience range of dry and fresh products

NUMBER OF STORES

TopCC

STORE FORMAT OVERVIEW

  • 44 254 m2 total selling area
  • 11 branches supplying 16 000 culinary-focused retail clients and other business customers
  • 2 955 m2 – 4 866 m2 selling area, varying according to location
  • Direct wholesale and cash and carry
  • Product listing of over 18 000 lines across liquor, confectionary, health and beauty, fresh produce, frozen goods, general merchandise, catering products and non-food items

NUMBER OF STORES