SPAR, the world’s largest retail chain, began operations with one Dutch store in 1932 and now comprises of more than 12,000 stores in 42 countries on 4 continents. The development of SPAR has been underpinned by a set of values that have guided the organization since its establishment more than 80 years ago. At the heart of these core values is the commitment of SPAR stores worldwide to freshness, choice, quality and service.
Abu Dhabi COOP has signed an exclusive license agreement with SPAR International for the United Arab Emirates in 2011 and is now successfully operating 23 hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenient stores across the country with over 23,000 m2 of retail space.
Abu Dhabi Coop joined hands with Abu Dhabi Farmers’ Services Center (ADFSC) to operate SPAR stores within Abu Dhabi and suburban areas to support the local farmers through this initiative.