Spar International Opens New Warehouse In Northern Ireland
Spar International has launched a new £12.5 million warehouse in Northern Ireland, located at the Henderson Group headquarters in Mallusk, Co. Antrim.
The retailer says that the opening will benefit the 447 independent and company-owned stores across Northern Ireland, while also strengthening the position of the Henderson Group, which operates Spar stores in the region.
The new warehouse is part of a redevelopment scheme that will see the Henderson Group invest over £30 million in land acquisition and new buildings at its headquarters.
“We have been working with the Henderson Group for over 50 years to enable Spar to deliver to retailers and customers in Northern Ireland,” said Tobias Wasmuht, managing director of Spar International.
“Our focus is on listening, adapting and fine tuning our international best practises and combining the best of global with the best of local and the cutting-edge warehouse is a prime example of that”.
Martin Agnew, managing director of the Henderson Group, added that this location is "excellent for the delivery of goods arriving from Larne and Belfast ports and has good access to 447 stores across Northern Ireland that we supply”.
Spar International currently operates in 44 countries, with over 12,500 stores and annual retail sales of €33 billion.
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