A Challenging Year

04 December 2020

Dear SPAR Family
It has been a year that we will all remember for a long time to come. One full of challenges, opportunities, laughter, tears, change and fatigue. COVID-19 continues to change the way we view the world and our resilience as individuals, communities and business continue to be challenged.
During the early days of COVID-19, we introduced measures to protect our people, our business and our consumers. Throughout those difficult days, our values and purpose provided us with the guiding light on how to care for and protect each other. Those values and our purpose contributed significantly towards our brand being seen as a safe place to work and to shop at. We must continue to go about our daily activities with the same enthusiasm and passion that earned us the title of a safe place to work and shop at. The only way to do this is to ensure that we adhere to the protocols that we have in place in our business, at home and when we socialize with friends and family. We have learnt that COVID-19 doesn’t just meander through our lives, we carry it and spread it. Therefore, we must protect ourselves and each other by following protocols.
COVID-19 fatigue is a real thing and is probably our biggest challenge when we all think that we have managed to keep the virus away. Unfortunately, it is returning and possibly with greater eagerness than when it first visited us. We have however learnt from our experience and we now know what we need to do to keep ourselves, our families and our business safe.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your incredible tenacity, resilience and care throughout 2020. We are truly better together. Take care over this holiday time and let’s give each other not only the gift of peace, but also of protection from a pandemic that continues to provide many of our fellow citizens with grief.



Graham O'Connor

CEO The SPAR Group Ltd