Dominic Hall elected president of SPAR International

Dominic Hall, joint managing director of James Hall & Co, has been elected president of SPAR International.

The announcement was made at the 67th International SPAR Congress, which took place in Malta in May.

It is the inaugural election of a SPAR UK representative to this post, and Hall (pictured) brings a wealth of experience to the role. He has been a board member of SPAR UK Food Distributors since 2007, held the position of chair of the National Guild of SPAR UK since 2011, and became a member of the Supervisory Board of SPAR International in 2017.

As one of SPAR UK’s regional distribution companies, James Hall & Co is a fifth-generation family business which serves a network of independent SPAR retailers and company-owned SPAR stores across Northern England from its base at Bowland View in Preston, Lancashire. Dominic Hall has worked in the business since 1999.

Speaking about his election as the eighth president in the history of SPAR International, he said: “I am honoured and excited to take on the role as president of SPAR International. SPAR is an internationally renowned organisation, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with the board and SPAR country organisations to collectively grow and develop the SPAR brand.

“SPAR has a proud history of grocery retailing and as we move forward, I am committed to building on this legacy and drive growth. Together, we will continue to meet the evolving needs of our shoppers and make a positive impact on local communities around the world. I take this opportunity to thank my fellow board members for their trust and this appointment.”

SPAR UK comprises more than 2,400 SPAR stores, with combined retail sales exceeding £3.6 billion. SPAR entered the UK market in 1957, when a group of wholesalers adopted the brand.

In total, there are now over 13,940 SPAR stores operating under one of the SPAR formats in 49 countries around the world, employing over 472,000 people. These stores meet the needs of over 14.7 million shoppers every day.


Published Date: June 17, 2024
Category: Wholesale Industry News