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With new additions to stores like the Pharmacy at SPAR being very well received and used by the consumers, I think it is only a matter of time before we double or even triple the number of SPAR pharmacy stores” “All of our store owners in Mozambique are natives to the country and we think this is very important to the success we have seen over the last 12-18 months in the region. With native owners and managers, we already have a degree of understanding of what products and requirements would be needed. Local knowledge plays a massively important part in our stores as does being able to comply with laws, legislation, procedures and different systems which was something that was made that much smoother by tapping into the local expertise we had in terms of our business owners and their staff.”

Expansion SPAR Lowveld has plans to develop their South African network by adding an additional eight new stores by the end of 2015. Furthermore, expansion into Mozambique is being regarded as a big success. As such, SPAR is looking to concentrate its focus on continuous improvement at locations which they are already present in, and the company is already looking at an additional five stores being opened in Mozambique by 2016/17. One aspect of the SPAR brand that is currently being expanded is the Pharmacy at SPAR. For the past 2 years, SPAR has been offering this

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armalat, one of the major players in the local dairy industry, has been active in the South African dairy industry since 1998. Parmalat also boasts manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia and Swaziland. Known for its dairy innovations and quality, Parmalat’s annual top performances at the prestigious SA Dairy Championship is testament to the company’s delivery on its promise of producing products on a par with international best standards. Parmalat Cheese recently won the TGI Icon Brand survey’s Cheese Category for the second year running. Parmalat also claimed yet another first-class performance at the 2014 SA Dairy Championship, winning an unbeatable 13 SA Championship awards as well as a coveted Qualité mark of excellence for Simonsberg’s Low Fat Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese. Parmalat values its long-standing relationship with SPAR Distribution. We are proud of this successful partnership to ensure that consumers can conveniently get quality products and look forward to building and extending the partnership in future. *Parmalat’s product basket includes award-winning cheeses under the Parmalat, Simonsberg and Melrose brands, iconic flavoured milks such as Steri Stumpie, a delicious range of creamy yoghurts and long-life milks, as well as butter, ice cream, cream and fruit juice.

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