The openings are part of Spar International’s strategy of strengthening its presence in the Middle East through its co-operative venture with the Abu Dhabi Co-operative Society
The stores, located in the Omani capital Muscat, incorporate Spar’s multi-format offering and include a 700sqm Spar supermarket and a 250sqm Spar Express store.
Spar International is the world’s largest food voluntary retail chain with more than 12,000 stores worldwide and global retail sales of €32.2 billion in 2013.
The new store openings in Oman are the first of nine planned openings across the Sultanate by the end of 2016.
“Our continued partnership with the Khimji Ramdas Group in Oman is consistent with Spar International’s strategic focus on partnering with leading local and regional chains in growth markets in the Middle East,” David Moore, Spar International business development director, said.
“Together we unite the best of Spar’s global retail expertise and the Khimji Ramdas Group’s extensive and longstanding understanding of the Omani customer.
“The Khimji Ramdas Group has a proven record of success and a strong entrepreneurial culture. We look forward to working in close partnership with the company to accelerate the growth of their food retail business through our unique multi-format strategy and our ongoing focus on freshness, choice, value and service.”