Partners from SPAR Spain improve distribution and retail services
SPAR Spain partner Grupo Upper in Cartagena recently inaugurated a new refrigerated warehouse, which resulted in the creation of 65 new positions within the organisation.
A further expansion of team members is being undertaken by the partner company Fragadis,
which is situated in Tarragona and is recruiting extra team members for the coastal region stores in preparation for the approaching summer season.
Grupo Upper opens refrigerated DC
SPAR Spain partner Grupo Upper unveiled its new Distribution Centre (DC) for chilled goods on April 13 in the industrial district of Los Camachos Sur in Cartagena.
The DC serves as a distribution centre for chilled goods.
There are currently 65 people working in this brand-new temperature-controlled warehouse.
The fruit and vegetable chambers, refrigerated chambers, and fish chambers that were formerly located in the DC of the Cabezo Beaza Industrial Estate and in C/Andrés Cegarra Cayuela,
La Unión, have been moved to the new distribution centre, which has a surface area of 5,000m2 and a capacity of 16,000m3.
Office space has been incorporated inside the newly constructed warehouse.
The President and the General Manager of Grupo Upper S.C. were present for the opening ceremony,
together with the managers and team members from the operations department.
The presence of the Mayoress of Cartagena at the inauguration event was a tremendous honour for the company.
The EUROSPAR Supermarkets, SPAR Supermarkets, and SPAR Express stores that are owned and operated by the SPAR partner can be found in the urban regions surrounding Alicante, Granada, Murcia, and Albacete.
The Fragadis team gets stronger for the summer season.
SPAR Spain partner Fragadis presently has more than 2,300 employees working in its stores.
Over the past few months, the company has also hired more than
50 new members to its staff in order to accommodate the anticipated rise in the number of customers in tourist destinations throughout the summer months.
Over the next few weeks, there will be a greater number of people taken on as new hires.
The seasonal employees will be able to provide assistance in the areas of fresh food, working at the point of sale, and stocking.
The seasonal team members of the SPAR Spain partner are offered the same working circumstances as the permanent staff members.
These conditions include a healthy work-life balance as well as discounts on purchases made in any of the company’s supermarkets by using their employee card.
The Spanish SPAR partner has a significant presence in the provinces of Tarragona, Castellón, and Alicante,
with stores located in well-known tourist spots along the Costa Blanca.
Some of these locations include Salou, Cambrils, Calpe, Ganda, Benidorm, and Alcossebre.
Source: SPAR Spain
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About SPAR Spain
SPAR Spain was founded in 1959 when a group of wholesalers who wished to join an international organisation came together.
As a result, the brand became the first voluntary trading chain to be established in Spain.
The head office is in Barcelona. It provides buying, marketing, communications, and brand support to the 13 regional partners.
Together, the SPAR operators actively continue the expansion of the brand across the country.
Partners from SPAR Spain, a leading supermarket chain, are working to improve distribution and retail services to enhance
the overall customer experience and maintain a competitive edge in the market. Some key initiatives they may focus on include:
- Supply chain optimization: SPAR Spain partners may collaborate to streamline their supply chain processes, ensuring efficient inventory management and product availability.
- They might invest in technologies that enable better demand forecasting, supplier communication, and real-time inventory tracking.
- Digital transformation: Embracing digital technologies is crucial for retailers to stay relevant in today’s market.
- SPAR Spain partners can improve their retail services by offering online shopping options, mobile apps, and digital loyalty programs, allowing customers to shop and engage with the brand in a more convenient and personalized manner.