Spar’s online shopping platform, Spar2U, will launch in several of its stores in the coming months, according to the group half-year results for the six months ended March 31, 2022.
Each Spar branch will decide for itself how it wants to use the platform.
“There is great enthusiasm from our independent retailers to implement Spar’s new online shopping platform, Spar2U,” the company said.
“Our online platform is receiving positive reviews and a large number of stores are gearing up to go online within their communities in the coming months.”
The company first unveiled its plans to launch an online shopping platform in November 2021, when it announced it would pilot the project.
It is the last listed South African grocery store to offer a delivery service.
Checkers, Pick n Pay and Woolworths have been operating delivery services in the country for some time now.
Spar announced earlier this year that it would be launch of the service in certain stores in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg towards the end of March.
“While many of our retailers were quick to respond to consumers’ online shopping needs, we recognized the need for a sophisticated offering that suited our unique business model,” Spar’s CEO said at the time. , Brett Botten.
“We believe Spar’s business model requires an online shopping solution that serves our Spar consumers, but will also add value to our independent retail partners and the communities in which they operate.”
Spar2U will compete with fast on-demand delivery services such as Checkers Sixty60, Pick n Pay asap! and Woolies Dash.