12 Mar 2016

John Fashanu Officially Opens SPAR Abuja (PHOTOS)

John Fashanu, to Extreme left Rachel the Piper and to the Right (in Black) Folashade center manager of Ceddi Plaza

It was all pomp, fun filled excitement, music and gifts galore when SPAR the largest chain of hypermarket stores officially launched the new SPAR store yesterday 12th of March 2016 in Ceddi Plaza in the capital city of Abuja.

The Store was declared opened by Former Nigerian/English Pro Footballer and Ambassador for Sports and Tourism -John Fashanu. Also present was TV Personality Rachel Bakam and other Friends of SPAR.

Excited shoppers were ushered into the Store richly stocked with a wide array of products, ranging from Grocery, Bakery, Butchery, Fruits & Vegetables, Hot Meals, Wine & Spirits, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Consumer Electronics, Large and Small Home Appliances, Mobile Phones, Laptops & Tablets, Perfumes, Watches & Jewellery.


According to its Company’s spokesperson John Goldsmith, SPAR store in Ceddi Plaza was conceived and designed to cater to the various shopping needs of the aspiring people of Abuja. The product assortment of over 12,000 items were hand-picked by SPAR to meet the various needs of all consumers. He added, “SPAR as a hypermarket brand, takes cognizance of the various kind of shopping missions and adapts its products and services in respect of Choice, Quality, Service and Value to translate the entire shopping experience into a World Class One.”


Shoppers and quality enthusiasts in Abuja can now experience the goodness of fresh products, food and groceries, fantastic meals, household goods and appliances, fashion and beauty items and lots more at the most competitive prices.

SPAR is rolling out amazing offers to create the hype and excitement around the store launch. First 500 customers spending N 3000 and above are being rewarded with bag full of freebies.


Company spokesmen added, “SPAR is the only retail chain in Nigeria with Shopper Loyalty Program called SPAR Reward Card. SPAR is  family oriented and serves your every need from the moment you wake to the moment you retire to bed.''

Continuing with the legacy of product and service innovation, SPAR has recently launched Easy Monthly Installment Payment scheme under SPAR Pay Easy. Company Spokesman added that given the economic scenario, SPAR wanted to make purchase of consumer durables easy with SPAR Pay Easy Scheme. Under the Pay Easy Scheme, customers can buy consumer electronics, home appliances, laptops, mobiles, home and office furniture and have a choice of paying over Three, Six, Nine or Twelve month period. The easy payment scheme is open for any individual employed or self-employed or any business organization.


SPAR International has franchised the brand to Artee Group for Nigerian operations. SPAR Hypermarket stores with over 22,000 m2 of retail space spreading across 8 stores serves over 5 million shoppers annually. Apart from Ceddi Plaza, SPAR stores are located in Victoria Island, Lekki, Maryland Ikeja, MMA2, Abuja Wuse II and Port Harcourt.


In almost 30 Decades, Artee Group has risen from humble beginnings to become one of the fastest growing business conglomerate in Nigeria. Today, Artee Groups’ business spreads from retail to real estate to shopping malls to manufacturing. With a wide portfolio of brands such as Park n Shop, SPAR, Port Harcourt Mall, Calabar Mall, Enugu Mall, Splash, Babyshop, Lifestyle under the retail space and Casade Table Water as well as Millennium Interiors under the Manufacturing space, Artee Group caters to the various needs & aspirations of Nigerian consumers.


SPAR Hypermarket is set to significantly expand nationally in the near future.  According to company sources, a large number of new stores are in the pipeline, and are in various stages of progress, right from the drawing board to brick and mortar. Very soon, places like Calabar, Enugu, Asaba, and many more cities across Nigeria will start experiencing world class shopping. Apart from new geographies, SPAR will also strengthen its presence in the existing cities of Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.


About SPAR
SPAR in Nigeria is a part of an international retail chain originating from Holland. SPAR, a Dutch multinational retail chain has global presence in 43 countries across 4 continents with over 12,500 stores. Apart from Nigeria, SPAR boast of its presence in Angola, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mozambique. Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe to name a few.

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