In the same week as the opening of the 15th corporate owned SPAR Supermarket in Oman, plans were announced for rapid expansion into a further 15 SPAR Express stores.
In a press release, SPAR said this will be achieved through a partnership with Nakheel United Enterprises LLC by converting retail stores at Al Maha petrol forecourt points in Muscat.
Devendra Kumar, head of SPAR Oman’s retail division said, “SPAR’s success story in Oman has been possible because of customers’ acceptance which has been driven by our four core values of Freshness, Choice, Value and Excellent Customer-Service. Over the last 24 months we have expanded to 15 stores in Muscat, and with the launch of the sub-licensing model, we expect to grow multi-fold in the years to come.”
The 15th SPAR Supermarket opened on January 10, having been converted and modernised from the Khimji chain to SPAR. The convenience focused store has a retail selling area of 395m² of which 85m² is dedicated to fresh produce, fish and meat.
There is an excellent range instore with a very diverse offer including 340 products purchased from India, the Netherlands, South Africa, Belgium, France, South Korea, the UK Kingdom and the US.
SPAR Own Brand is prevalent throughout the store with 150 SKU’s being available.
Image (from Spar): M Sridhar, K Kapadia & D Moore open the 15th store