Join the SPAR Family

Become part of an internationally successful brand

  • 38 countries
  • 50+ years in SA
  • Independent Retailers

Independence, freedom and flexibility

Be your own boss

SPAR is a voluntary trading organisation – distinct from a franchised business. Upon becoming a SPAR member you immediately join your fellow retailers as part of the SPAR Guild of Retailers. This means you won’t be dictated to by a corporate structure, as you are a partner with the freedom and flexibility of choosing your product range; and also have input into the pricing and strategy of growing your own business within the particular community it serves.



A winning formula

SPAR is the biggest independant supermarket retailer in the world. Among the many advantages of belonging to a global brand, is the luxury of being able to leverage off international retail design and trends that have kept the SPAR brand at the forefront of food retailing in Southern Africa.

SPAR Stores around the globe


From humble beginnings

In the 1960’s with the emergence of grocery chains in South Africa, an ambitious group made up of 8 wholesalers were given exclusive rights to the SPAR name to service 500 small retailers. Thanks to hard work and a fantastic business model, we have grown our brand into the winning formula it is today. After 50 years, the value in taking care of our storeowners and customers remains the foundation of our business.