In this edition, we highlight the key themes of the 62nd International SPAR Congress, which took place on the island of Gran Canaria in May. At this year’s Congress, we celebrated the 85th anniversary of SPAR with the theme ‘Better Together for 85 years’. Better Together is more than just a theme, it is a call to action for all SPAR retailers, wholesalers and central offices to unite and leverage the scale and resources that our presence in more than 44 countries provides.
A clear highlight and consistent underlying theme of the Congress was the growing importance of health and wellness and in this issue, we showcase the award-winning SPAR Natural store, a new concept developed by SPAR International with SPAR Gran Canaria and piloted by a very innovative and passionate SPAR retailer, Jesus Diaz and his family.
We also feature an interview with father and son team, Tomás and José Barreto, from SPAR Spain and we share the success of SPAR South Africa retailer, Clive Gould who recently won the Food Marketing Institute’s 2017 Store Manager Award.
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