SPAR Eastern Cape Food Safety & Sustainability Drive
Six virtual interactive sessions brought to you in the comfort of your office this June

About the journey

As a critical part of the SPAR family, you know better than anyone that our consumers trust us implicitly to take their health and safety seriously. They are, after all, the reason your store and our brand is such a success story. But much of what you do every day to protect them and to protect the environment in the community you serve go unnoticed and unrecognised. It’s time to change that.

This inaugural food safety and sustainability event in the region is about focussing on the SPAR heroes. In this comprehensive series of virtual workshops, we aim to educate, inspire and appreciate all thing’s food safety and sustainability.

And that’s why you need to attend. We want you to be a SPAR hero.

Our festival is perfectly timed to celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June and  World Food Safety Day on 7 June.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This festival is designed to provide information for the Store Owner and Store manager. But if you want more of your team to be involved, pull up a chair. As there are multiple prizes, please make sure you register for each session and your entry will be validated when you attend the sessions.

WHO WILL BE SPEAKING?

Kevin O’Brien


James Lonsdale


Tessa Morris


Chloe Karstadt


Devin Galtrey


SPAR Eastern Cape Team

Angelo Swartz


Grant Klinkradt


Reshma Abraham


Malibongwe Magqabi


Alan Stapleton


SPAR Retailers

Daron Forlee


Harry Natha


Jonathan McGlashan


Lesley Theunissen


Peter Dhaya


Invited Speakers

Linda Jackson


Janusz Luterek


Wouter Conradie


Janice Giddy


Tatjana von Bormann


Rolf Uys


PROGRAMME

Topic

Introduction to the food safety and sustainability drive

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

About

Welcome to the Eastern Cape Food Safety and Sustainability Drive.

This is our special launch edition which you can't miss. During this episode you will learn all about why this event was created just for you.

It's time to make food safety and sustainability work for us in our stores. The world is changing, retail is changing, we have to respond. Remember we are not in the grocery business – we are in the people business.

This Food safety and sustainability drive is for you - the retailer. It has been built around empowering you and inspiring you. Our strategy is to inspire people to do more and be more. That's why we need SPAR HEROES.

Come and find out more about what it means to be a SPAR HERO and what you can do to become one.

Speakers

  • Grant Klinkradt (SPAR EC - Retail Operations Executive)
  • Angelo Swartz (SPAR EC - Managing Director)
  • Linda Jackson (Director of Food Risk Forum)

Topic

Food safety - the WHY

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

About

The SPAR Eastern Cape Food Safety and Sustainability Drive is underway.

If you joined us on Tuesday - Well done - that's why are you a SPAR HERO.

In this episode, we are tackling the issue of WHY is food safety important in my store.

We will be chatting to some real life SPAR HEROES who are going beyond the call of duty for food safety in the Eastern Cape. Real life Super heroes - real life SPAR heroes.

We will also chat to the Eastern Cape Food safety support squad and their role in supporting you the retailer.

We will hear about the SPAR Food safety movement which is gaining momentum. You haven’t heard about this? Well then you don't want to get left behind.

Speakers

  • Linda Jackson (Director of Food Risk Forum)
  • Daron Forelee (Retailer)
  • Peter Dhaya (Retailer)
  • Jonathan McGlashan (Retailer)
  • Reshma Abraham (SPAR EC - Retail Operations Manager)
  • Malibongwe Magqabi (SPAR EC - Retail Operations Manager)
  • Tessa Morris (Group Food Safety Manager)

Topic

Sustainability - the WHAT

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

About

This episode is all about what we need to take note of to make a difference to our environments within our communities and the world. Remember at SPAR, we believe that the future of our business and the society within which we exist are intertwined. This is why we have chosen to use the phrase 'My SPAR our tomorrow' as a public commitment to the future of our brand and our country.

Our commitment to the future is based on careful consideration of SPAR's values of family, passion and entrepreneurship and how these align with the sustainable development goals, as well as government's National Development Plan.

We further understand that making a significant impact can only be achieved through authentic, meaningful collaboration with our stakeholders, in order to create a new future together.

But what does this mean practically at store level. We chat about why being part of a circular economy is essential going forward and what this means when it comes to handling food waste in our stores. Packaging is a key environmental impact and we need to do more. Find out how you can make small changes that have a big impact.

Speakers

  • Linda Jackson (Director of Food Risk Forum)
  • Tatjana von Bormann (Acting Head of the Policy and Futures Unit WWF)
  • Chloe Karstadt (Group Sustainability Specialist)
  • Devin Galtrey (Group Packaging Manager)

Topic

Food safety - the WHAT

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

About

This episode is focussed on some specifics of food safety at your store. The big deal issues you need to be aware of and be able to manage effectively - because they are the real risks you need to deal with - daily.

The law is the minimum bench mark for our food safety drive and ignorance of the law is no defence. Hence we must start here.

We are audited but what about you doing the audit? An audit expert takes us through the ropes and helps us to SEE food safety.

SPAR wants to support small suppliers who are supplying directly to your store but we have to understand and manage this risk. That's why we have developed a Small Supplier Support programme just for you to help them meet our entry level standards. Who knows where they could go in our SPAR family in the future if they are on the right food safety track?

Speakers

  • Janusz Luterek (Janusz Partner, Attorney at law)
  • Rolf Uys ()
  • Linda Jackson (Director of Food Risk Forum)
  • Wouter Conradie (Managing Director of NSF Africa)
  • Tessa Morris (Group Food Safety Manager)
  • Janice Giddy (Managing Director of Entecom)

Topic

Sustainability - the WHAT

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

About

We have chatted about WHY sustainability is something we can no longer ignore. But WHAT can I really do in my store? I cannot change the state of global warming or stop deforestation!

But you can make changes in your store and every small change matters.

We will hear how SPAR is making a corporate difference in procurement, buying local and reducing plastic.

We will chat to some retailers who have made brave moves in their stores that have paid off. Things you can also do which can save you money and save the environment.

We will also hear how the changing climate is something we must prepare for – now, before it is too late. We need your help.

Speakers

  • Devin Galtrey (Group Packaging Manager)
  • James Lonsdale (Group Sustainability Manager)
  • Linda Jackson (Director of Food Risk Forum)
  • Alan Stapleton (SPAR EC - Purchasing Manager)
  • Lesley Theunissen (Retailer)
  • Daron Forlee (Retailer)
  • Harry Natha (Retailer)
  • Chloe Karstadt (Group Sustainability Specialist)

Topic

The finale

Time

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

About

This episode is the Grand Finale. Thank you for joining us for the Eastern Cape Food safety and sustainability drive this June.

To wrap it up we will hear from SPAR Group Office. These are not issues that affect only the stores – our investors are watching our progress.

In this episode we will celebrate our wins! All the competition results will be announced and we will celebrate you our SPAR HEROES. Maybe for some of you this has been an awakening to the need to act NOW. For many of you, this has been a reminder that what you have been doing behind the scenes is vital to continue.

Thank you joining us on the drive. We can only go from strength to strength in our quest to be better. To do more. To be the retailer of choice for more than just our great prices but because of all the things we do behind the scenes to protect our consumers and improve the environment for the communities we feed.

WE ARE SPAR HEROES

Speakers

  • Kevin O'Brien (Group Risk & Sustainability Executive)
  • Grant Klinkradt (SPAR EC - Retail Operations Executive)
  • Angelo Swartz (SPAR EC - Managing Director)

PRIZES UP FOR GRABS

 

Each week a challenge will be issued to the SPAR heroes. Your job is to complete the challenge as a team to be eligible for the grand prize. Points will be awarded for each submission. A winner will be chosen for every challenge and an overall winner at the end of the festival.

Every session has great mystery lucky draws and you must be present to claim your prize if your name is drawn.

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