SPAR, founded in 1932, is one of the biggest commercial chain founded on a voluntary basis that is present in 33 countries across 4 continents. The owner of SPAR Hungary Commercial Ltd. , Austria SPAR International AG is Austria's biggest privately owned company as of today. SPAR opened its first Hungarian store more than 20 years ago, and has become a prominent player in the local food trade. Thanks to its dynamic development and continuous mergers, it now has nearly 400 shops, a 35.000 m2 logistical centre in Bicske, a 47.000 m2 big one in Üllő, and the biggest meat processing plant in Central Europe.
The number of its employees is nearly 11.000 which makes it one of the biggest employers of the country.