SPAR Australia has launched its new state-of-the-art distribution centre within ESR Australia’s Acacia Ridge Business Park in Brisbane.
The 13,400sqm DC will service approximately 240 independent retail supermarkets across the nation. Further, the facility is set to employ over 80 people and will contribute to the employment of an additional 2500 workers who will work across the network of SPAR stores.
SPAR Australia’s Managing Director Lou Jardin says that locating the distribution facility in Acacia Ridge was a strategic decision.
“Consolidating operations to the Acacia Ridge site enables SPAR to better service its network of licencees, the majority of which are family-run small businesses, who support their local community by offering the best service,” he says.
“The new facility falls within SPAR’s aspirations for growth, which in turn see a large portion of company profit directed to helping reduce the cost-of-living pressures via its Payless Everyday Pricing initiative.
“SPAR decided to keep operations in Queensland to continue supporting the local economy and contribute to the growth opportunities across the industrial industry. It’s been a great experience working with ESR Australia, who share this vision for the region.”
SPAR has entered a 10-year lease agreement with ESR Australia.