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SPAR Netherlands supports store growth with new automated DC 13 September 2019

Offers broader range of products after expanding number of picking stations

SPAR Netherlands has opened a world-class Distribution Centre (DC), following the acquisition of a semi-automated warehouse next to its current DC in Waalwijk. The new DC has increased its storage and picking capabilities, as well as its operating efficiency, helping to service the growing number of SPAR stores and independent retailers in the country.

The semi-automated SPAR warehouse has improved process flows and is helping SPAR Netherlands achieve higher levels of service. By expanding the number of picking stations in the DC, SPAR Netherlands is now able to offer a broader range of products to retailers and provide better working conditions for its warehouse employees. The SPAR DC in Waalwijk has grown in size from 22,500 m2 to 37,400 m2, following the acquisition of the semi-automated warehouse.

As of July 2019, SPAR Netherlands has 190 SPAR neighbourhood supermarkets, 67 SPAR stores located in city centres, university campuses, holiday parks and campsites as well as 139 SPAR Express stores. By the end of this year, a further 21 Esso and 25 Texaco forecourt stores will be converted to the SPAR Express format.