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Spar Croatia Increases Cooperation With Small-Scale Producers

Published on Apr 7 2020 9:39 AM in Coronavirus tagged: Croatia / Spar / local produce

Spar Croatia Increases Cooperation With Small-Scale Producers

Spar Croatia has expanded its cooperation agreements with an additional 60 small-scale agricultural producers across the country, which are facing supply chain challenges due to the coronavirus.

The retailer is purchasing salad ingredients, tomatoes, leeks, chard, parsley, spinach, and onions from these producers, it said, securing their placement on the shelves of stores nationwide.

It has called on small agricultural firms to reach out to Spar directly so that their products can be packaged and delivered through the retailer's distribution network, if they are not able to do so themselves.

Gardens Of Croatia

Spar Croatia is also expanding its Gardens Of Croatia own-brand range, through an expansion of existing cooperations with a large number of domestic suppliers.

The range features products sourced exclusively from domestic producers, and will now include locally-sourced beans, apples, garlic, cauliflower, and broccoli.

In addition to the cooperation with fruit and vegetable producers, Spar Croatia said that it is also purchasing flowers, seedlings, and spices from domestic suppliers, to avoid food wastage and secure the financial viability of these producers.

© 2020 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Stephen Wynne-Jones. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine

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