Retailer Support Services

The magic of joining our family

  • Expert Guidance
  • 372 trucks
  • 31 million kms/year

Support Services

Even though you’ll have all the freedom and independence of being your own boss, our team is ready to help when needed. The SPAR support team provides you with consultation and assistance in all areas of retail operations, namely: merchandising, (including retail pricing structures) promotions and advertising programs, financial controls, staff employment conditions and industrial relations, new store development and revamps/upgrades to existing stores.

The team is also a communication link between the SPAR retailer and the Distribution Centre in reviewing programmes and services. As a retailer you will automatically be a member of the SPAR Guild of Retailers, so help is just a phone call away; whether you receive the assistance you’re looking for from SPAR or your fellow retailers.


SPAR has 6 Distribution Centers around the country coupled with a fleet of over 372 trucks enabling us to deliver to you anywhere in southern Africa. Our world class integrated supply chain is highy efficient resulting in over 196 010 deliveries per year ensuring healthy stock levels.

  • Access to bulk buying
  • Frequent deliveries
  • State of the art technology

Specialist Advisors

We really want you to succeed; that’s why SPAR provides you with a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable specialists. We understand that to operate specific store departments requires expert ‘know how’ and technical expertise. Our specialists will advise, train and assist your staff in areas of butchery, bakery, produce and retail systems (electronic). With the guidance of our technical experts your vision for your store is aligned with best practice and proven trends.


Training and Development

To keep you up to speed with the rapid pace of change, SPAR places emphasis on training and development. To ensure that our customers receive only the best requires the right knowledge and skill. The SPAR Retail College provides our retail members and staff, with a range of formal and on-the-job training services to hone and develop their skills and those of their staff.


SPAR offers a world-class marketing program, brought to life by our aggressive advertising and innovative digital platforms. Traditional promotional activities include: regular exposure in the press, media and broadcasting on TV and radio, full colour leaflets, in-store point-of-sale material, national sponsorships, competitions – as well as community events.

Community, Cultural and Sports Sponsorships

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys giving back to those in need, you’ll fit right in. SPAR becomes a big part of every community, and as a group we support and sponsor a broad variety of community-based programmes. It’s no wonder the most successful retailers in our group are the ones who are passionate about the communities they serve.