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SPAR Signs International Partnership Agreement with Invafresh

SPAR International

Toronto, ON, September 19, 2022–SPAR is one of the most recognized brands in food retail, with more than 13,600 stores in 48 countries. SPAR has partnered with food tech company Invafresh to assist with food waste reduction strategy in retail. SPAR country organizations can use Invafresh digital solutions in their day-to-day operations to reduce food waste in stores.

“At SPAR International we are always looking for new and innovative ways to meet the needs of our customers, which is why our partnership with Invafresh, an end-to-end digital solution for food waste in retail, is an ideal fit for us.”
Spar
Tom Rose
Head of International Operations, SPAR International

Invafresh provides a portfolio of solutions that address food waste related challenges that occur in grocery retail. One part of the portfolio is an advanced digital date-checking app that identifies and keeps track of products which are about to reach their sell-by date. Identifying products at risk of reaching this date at an early stage helps retailers take the appropriate action to ensure that goods are sold rather than wasted. Results from SPAR stores using Invafresh’s solutions show that they have been able to reduce their food waste by up to 40%.

“We are truly excited about the new partnership with SPAR International. I think SPARs philosophy, “Better Together,” definitely also applies in the fight against food waste and believe that together SPAR and Invafresh can have a real impact on reducing the waste,” said Invafresh Managing Director for Europe, Kristoffer Hagstedt.

“Technology to support the green agenda is becoming a permanent fixture in retail and SPAR International is wholeheartedly behind this trend,” said Tom Rose, Head of International Operations at SPAR International. 

About SPAR International 

SPAR International is the worlds largest food retail voluntary chain operating over 13,600 stores worldwide and employing over 410,000 people. In 2021, the global retail turnover from 48 countries was 41.2 billionSPAR International unites and operates in partnership with independent retailers by working together to share global scale and expertise to enhance the competitiveness of its retail partners worldwide and build the SPAR Brand internationally.

About Invafresh

With a combined 500+ years of Freshology experience, the heritage of Invafresh has enabled fresh food retailers to create extraordinary store operations performance and differentiated customer experiences. As the leader of Freshology, Invafresh is deployed in over 350 grocery retailers spanning a global reach of 35 countries with more than $100 million of Fresh revenue being transacted daily, to provide AI/ML demand forecasting, merchandising, replenishment, sustainability and compliance, and waste prevention solutions.  

Learn more at About Us | Invafresh.

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