Spar To Open 300 Convenience Stores In Thailand With DHL
Spar International has announced that it is partnering with logistics company DHL to establish up to 300 new convenience stores in Thailand by the end of 2020.
The deal will see DHL support Spar's expansion plans by providing transport, distribution and warehousing services across Thailand. Bangchak Retail Company will provide the front-end store infrastructure for the international retail group.
“To support Spar Thailand in delivering Spar’s global reputation for freshness, choice, quality and service, we knew we needed a logistics partner with proven experience in maintaining world-class food-retail supply chains,” said Tom Rose, head of operations at Spar International.
“DHL’s track record in sustaining fast-growing food retailers, both in Thailand and other markets worldwide, gave us the confidence to use their infrastructure as the foundation of our local supply chain,” Rose said.
DHL's supply-chain infrastructure will provide a range of services for Spar, including CCTV systems, automatic fire protection, and temperature-controlled warehousing.
“Retail operations require highly specialised experience to achieve the levels of inventory quality, shipment accuracy, and timeliness needed to meet swift changes in consumer demand,” said Kevin Burrell, Thailand CEO of DHL Supply Chain.
“With Thailand’s retail sector expected to continue growing steadily alongside disposable income levels, we’re keen to take our award-winning services to the next level as we help Spar bring its world-class quality direct to Thai consumers,” said Burrell.
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