Spar UK has announced that it will host its first virtual conference at the end of this month.
The invitation-only event called Spar Winning Together will take place on 27 May, and will focus on innovation and learning from events of the past year.
Louise Hoste, managing director of Spar UK, said the event would complement individual Spar wholesaler events happening throughout the year.
“It is important we use the right platform to speak to our retailers and suppliers and this event provides us with the opportunity,” she said. “We are adapting to the current situation by investing for the first time in a virtual conference programme. We have over 2,500 people registed to attend with 500 FMCG companies also taking part.”
She added: “Spar stores are a vital hub and make a huge contribution to the shape of the convenience industry. We didn’t rest during the year. We have invested in new capabilities, new stores, new logistics, new products, and new people to redefine the future of convenience.
“The live virtual conference combines the best of the physical and virtual worlds at the moment and it will give us the opportunity to tell our story of how we are leading in the industry by making the necessary investments to emerge stronger.”