SPAR supplies grocery products and marketing and retail support services to approximately 300 independent retail supermarkets including the SPAR, 5 STAR and Jardin Fresh Life banner groups located in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory and Pacific Island areas.
SPAR is one of only two major suppliers to independent supermarket operators on the Eastern Seaboard of Australia and SPAR operates a large distribution centre of some 40,000sqm from premises located at Acacia Ridge on the southern side of Brisbane.
The SPAR Distribution Centre carries approximately 15,000 dry grocery lines with a further 2,500 frozen/chilled product lines. The Distribution Centres are technology enabled, utilising the latest ERP computer platform linked via warehouse management systems and RF technology.
SPAR is recognised as one of the world’s leading contemporary retail groups, winning many awards for retail innovation including the 2007 World Convenience Store Format.
Approximately 11 million shoppers pass through the doors of SPAR stores in the World each day and SPAR Australia is one of the fastest growing retail groups in Australia with store number growth rising from 25 stores in 2006 to 75 stores in 2008 and over 140 stores under the SPAR Australia brand in 2015.
SPAR Australia Limited is strategically positioned to capitalise on industry growth, through the provision of an offer that is moulded around the needs of its customers. The heart of the SPAR philosophy is that by “working together all benefit”, an ideal which is embraced by all at SPAR.