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Spar Thailand to launch convenience store network

Food retail chain Spar International is partnering with DHL Supply Chain and the Bangchak Retail Company to establish up to 300 convenience stores in Thailand by the end of 2020.

DHL Supply Chain will support Spar’s expansion plans with end-to-end transport, distribution and warehousing services across Thailand, with Bangchak Retail Company providing the front-end store infrastructure for the Dutch retailer.

Spar is currently using the DHL Bangna Logistics Campus for ambient warehousing and distribution, and its Klong Prapa warehouse for frozen goods.

“DHL’s track record in sustaining fast-growing food retailers, both in Thailand and other markets worldwide, gave us the confidence to use its infrastructure as the foundation of our local supply chain,” says Spar International head of operations Tom Rose.

DHL Supply Chain’s infrastructure includes CCTV systems, automatic fire protection and temperature-controlled warehousing.

“With Thailand’s retail sector expected to continue growing steadily alongside disposable income levels, we’re keen to take our award-winning services to the next level as we help Spar take its products direct to Thai consumers,” says DHL Supply Chain Thailand cluster CEO Kevin Burrell.

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