The publication of this issue of SPAR Contact International comes at a time of unprecedented challenges. We are proud of our SPAR retailers and colleagues worldwide in how all have responded during these times.
Across the SPAR network, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has proven the true worth of the SPAR ethos of “through united cooperation all shall benefit together”. One of the key learnings from the ongoing crisis is the essential and proven role that proximity retailing plays as a critical lifeline for local communities.
This issue of Contact International illustrates SPAR’s ongoing commitment to respond to the challenges of a “low touch economy”, with features on local sourcing, the procurement of PPE, and the rise of e-grocery solutions. To read these and other stories about SPAR worldwide, follow this link.
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About Contact International
Contact International is a quarterly magazine produced by SPAR International for all SPAR Partners and Retailers around the world. It is available in seven languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Russian) and covers a wide range of retail industry subjects, reflecting our diverse and global business. Also available as a print magazine, Contact has been in publication since the mid-1990s. The first online version came out in 2016 making it easier for news to be shared with our SPAR Partners and Retailers around the world.