Spar International signs framework agreement with Relex

The umbrella organisation Spar International has signed a framework agreement selecting Relex as its preferred supplier for forecasting and replenishment, pricing, merchandising, space and shelf space optimisation. The independent retail organisations using the Spar brand can now access the centrally agreed conditions when using Relex.

Relex software is already used within the Spar organisation by the Henderson Group for its 450 stores in Northern Ireland and C.J. Lang’s 300 stores in Scotland. Dagrofa, one of Denmark’s leading food companies supplying 500 stores, including 130 Spar outlets, is using Relex for forecasting and replenishment of three distribution centres, complementing its ERP from SAP.


“Through this agreement, Spar licensed operations can reap the benefits of a modernised end-to-end supply chain and run the most advanced fresh supply chains within their respective markets,” says Tom Rose, Head of International Operations Spar International.

The largest company in the group, Spar Austria, which also operates the Spar stores in Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia and Northern Italy, has not been working with Relex so far, but is developing its own cloud-based forecasting solution for replenishment with AI specialist Paiqo from Vienna.

Benefits for Spar retail companies

“We are honoured to be recognised by Spar International as the grocery supply chain optimisation market leader,” says Stefano Scandelli, Senior VP at Relex Solutions: “We are committed to delivering value to more Spar organisations by helping them improve their availability and service levels, cut costs, reduce waste, and put an end to manual work through automation, thereby supporting their continued growth worldwide.”

Show More

Björn Weber

Björn Weber has been a journalist, analyst and consultant specialising in the retail and consumer goods industry for over 20 years. Prior to founding Fourspot, which is publishing The Retail Optimiser, Björn Weber headed the international analyst group LZ Retailytics. Previously, he was Research Director Retail Technology and Head of Planet Retail in Germany. Before that, Björn Weber was editor for IT & logistics topics at Lebensmittel Zeitung for eight years. Björn Weber is a member of the jury of the Retail Technology Award (Reta Europe) of the EHI. He is a regular speaker at events of the EHI, the NRF, industry media and the Consumer Goods Forum.

Related Articles

Back to top button