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SPAR Australia Ltd. is an Australian owned company that presents grocery supplies and assistance services for various independent food retail businesses. SPAR Australia employs approximately 80 full time staff and has operations in Australia and certain Pacific islands. Its head office is located in Acacia Ridge, Brisbane, Queensland.
SPAR was originally founded back in late 2002, then operating under the business name - Australian Retail Logistix Limited. SPAR Australia was established by the independent retailers association operating under United Star Supermarkets Limited.
SPAR Australia now operates as a franchisor, co-ordinating the following retail store chains:
• 5 SPAR
• Express STAR
SPAR Australia provides the following products and services:
• Procurement, storage, and dissemination of fast-moving consumer food goods
• Marketing, advertising, and retail support services for its franchisees
• Retailer training and management programs
SPAR supplies its goods and services to approximately 350 retail customers, including the 5 STAR groups located in New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, and specific Pacific Island regions. In order to perform these business functions, it manages a large distribution complex comprising over 20,000 square metres in size from its head office premises in Acacia Ridge.
Approximately 15 million customers pass through the entrance of SPAR stores globally every day, and SPAR Australia is considered one of the fastest-growing food and services retail groups in the country.
Considered internally as the key to its business success, the SPAR business mantra of "Better Together” is sprouted and supported by everyone working within the SPAR organisation.