Partnership plans to open 50 stores in Ukraine in the next 3 years
Grand plans have been announced by SPAR International and business conglomerate VolWest Group to open 50 SPAR stores in Ukraine over the next three years. Launched in Ukraine in 2001, independent retailers have continued to bring SPAR to local consumers in a number of cities, with the number of SPAR Supermarkets in operation at the end of 2016, totaling to 15.
A wholesaler, retailer and investment group, VolWest Group is the third biggest supermarket chain in the country and operates over 200 NASH KRAJ supermarkets across Ukraine. Planning a combination of neighborhood convenience stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets to be tailored to the needs and requirements of customers in each location, VolWest plans to open an additional 15 SPAR stores by the end of 2017 and has embraced the dynamic range of SPAR formats.
Tobias Wasmuht, Managing Director of SPAR International said, “SPAR International worked closely with VolWest to ensure the store development and design represented international best practice and that VolWest Group shared SPAR’s commitment to freshness, quality, choice and excellence in customer service which it shares with partners in 44 countries all over the world. We are very excited to be working with VolWest and are confident this partnership will deliver value for SPAR, VolWest and our customers.”
“SPAR and VolWest share many key values such as a commitment to local suppliers, supporting communities and offering diverse retail solutions. We are delighted to be embarking on this exciting expansion with SPAR International. These expansion plans are a key part of our broader strategic plans for future growth and development,” said Serhiy Shavlukhevich, Managing Director of SPAR Ukraine Corp. Ltd. PWKD08052017