Dutch retailer Spar International is partnering with logistics company DHL Supply Chain and the Bangchak Retail Company (BRC) to open 300 convenience stores across Thailand by 2020.
DHL Supply Chain will provide distribution and temperature-controlled warehousing across the country, while BRC will provide the front-end store infrastructure for Spar’s stores.
“To support Spar Thailand in delivering Spar’s global reputation for freshness, choice, quality, and service, we knew we needed a logistics partner with proven experience in maintaining world-class food retail supply chains,” said Tom Rose, head of operations at Spar International, in a company statement released 28 June.
“DHL’s track record in sustaining fast-growing food retailers, both in Thailand and other markets worldwide, gave us the confidence to use their infrastructure as the foundation of our local supply chain.”
The partnership with BRC was announced in November last year as part of Spar’s US$78.9m investment in expanding its operations in Thailand.