Sales at Spar’s Tops stores skyrocket 19.3% despite the weak economy

People drink when they’re sad and when they’re happy…

Graham O'Connor, CEO - Spar Group

Spar Group revenues rose by 8.6% (to R54.3 billion) in the half-year to 31 March 2019.

Headline earnings per share fell by 3.4%.

Sales at Spar Group’s Tops liquor stores surged by 19.3%.

The company is wrapping up negotiations to buy a controlling stake in Polish deli and supermarket chain Piotr i Pawel.

Piotr i Pawel has 77 stores in Poland, a country with rapid economic growth and an all-time low unemployment rate.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Graham O'Connor, CEO at Spar Group.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).

Many things are going really well there [Switzerland] other than the profits… In Ireland, we’re the kings of convenience…

Graham O'Connor, CEO - Spar Group

One of our weaknesses at Spar has always been our price perception… it’s improved…

Graham O'Connor, CEO - Spar Group

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