SPAR Ireland

SPAR is one of Ireland’s largest retail food store chains with over 450 high quality, conveniently located outlets covering three differing SPAR retail formats. SPAR, SPAR Express and EUROSPAR retailers service the different types of consumer needs, from food to enjoy for breakfast or lunch, regular top up shopping across a broad range of great value essentials or weekly shopping across a full range of fantastic fresh products. Stores offer great value including an extensive range of quality SPAR Own Brand products.


SPAR local neighbourhood stores remain the core of the worldwide SPAR business. By offering a comprehensive range of products and services at central locations and with long opening hours SPAR maximises convenience for today's busy consumer and ensures that people on the go can also have a healthy lifestyle.

SPAR Express is for people on the move

SPAR Express is for people on the move. Designed for forecourt shopping, this format ensures that all the essentials are available to fit a busy lifestyle. SPAR Express is convenient and you will find all you need when you need it under the tree at SPAR.


EUROSPAR is the Super Easy Supermarket, perfect for family shopping or a leisurely browse of the extensive range of products & services that this supermarket offers. EUROSPAR is celebrated for its fresh food offering and most recently its in-store bakery. Be sure and log on to for EUROSPAR'S latest offers.

BWG Foods – SPAR’s Parent Company

BWG Foods are based in Walkinstown, Dublin 12 and are the parent company of SPAR Ireland. Together with its retail partners, who are both owner operators and franchisees, over 15 000 people are currently employed by the group. BWG Foods prides itself on inspiring retailers to make the most of their business and to never stand still. Significant add-on services and benefits are provided to retailers to support them in competing effectively in an ever changing retail environment.

The Bigger Picture

SPAR International based in The Netherlands, has the function of coordinating and sharing the learnings and experiences gleaned from the SPAR network to enable each SPAR, in each country to be at the cutting edge of food retailing and the obvious brand of choice.


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New & Notable

SPAR kicks off Christmas with New €800,000 TV Ad Campaign

SPAR has travelled the length and breadth of Ireland – from the wilds of west Cork to the wilderness of Wicklow - in pursuit of Christmas trees to feature in its new TV commercial ‘SPAR Delivering Christmas’ which goes live on TV today, as part of a €800,000 Christmas campaign for the brand.

SPAR Express Junction 14 shortlisted for Top Award

SPAR Express Junction 14 has been shortlisted for the 2012 Insight NACS International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award. This is a prestigious award in international convenience retailing. To vote, simply click on the following link: Your support is greatly appreciated.

Social Media Expert Darren Wins Once-in-a-Lifetime Round the World Travel Reporter Job for SPAR

Personality and a Flair for Social Media Land Tipp Man an All Expenses Paid Trip Around The World With SPAR
Having searched the length and breadth of the country Darren Gayson from Cashel, Co. Tipperary has seen off competition from over 100 entrants to claim the title of SPAR’s Round the World Reporter. Darren will set sail on a 4 month, 12 country and 4 continent all expenses paid trip on July 30th and will report back on his experiences through Twitter, Facebook and with a regularly updated blog.


The biggest ever cast of celebrities from stage and screen are set to take part in the SPAR Great Ireland Run in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday 15th April as they come together to support a range of charities.

SPAR Merrion Row Wins National Award

Store owner Thomas Ennis receives C-store award for second year running. SPAR on Merrion Row was announced a Gold Award Winner at the national ShelfLife C-Store Awards 2011 held recently. The Dublin store was one of 3 award winners covering store size classification from amongst hundreds of local convenience store entrants across Ireland.

RTÉ Television and SPAR announce the ultimate product placement with Fair City

SPAR store to open in Carrigstown this December
BWG Foods makes overall investment of €900,000 in three year sponsorship and marketing programme

Dublin City SPAR Store Wins National Q Mark Award

Derek Clarke’s SPAR in Castleforbes, Dublin city, was announced the overall national winner of the Level 1 Foundation Q Mark for Hygiene & Food Safety award at a ceremony in Dublin recently.

Excellence in Fresh Food retailing in a Convenience Store

SPAR Millenium Walkway in Dublin's city centre has been honoured at a prestigious industry award event, taking home the prize for Excellence in Fresh Food retailing in a Convenience Store at this year's Checkout Best in Fresh Awards