About Us

Our Success Story

About Us

Willow Way Shopping Centre started trading in September of 2004. Back then, the tenant Mix was a little different to what it is today, but still offers an excellent facility for both DIY and Convenience shopping.

The SUPER SPAR at Willow Way Shopping Centre boasts the latest in modern shopping concepts. Not only will you find more than 1,300m2 of shopping pleasure in wide isles and well-stocked shelves but you will also find a DELI, which is world class – stocking a number of exotic lines.

The Bakery bakes fresh good daily and should you need anything for a special occasion you can order it.

At the Coffee Shop inside the SUPER SPAR you can indulge yourself with beverage or snack off the menu whilst reclining in one of our soft sofas.

TOPS liquor store is an extension to the convenience you will experience at this centre. TOPS offers exciting in-store promotions and competitive pricing to its customers.

A true test of time

In 1932, the man behind the idea, Adriaan Van Well, founded SPAR in Holland.

Today it is the world’s largest supermarket chain, linking independent wholesalers and retailers in a collaboration designed to use collective purchasing power to offer the best deal to consumers. It’s still a great idea today. Imagine how original and innovative it must have seemed over 75 years ago?

In every way, SPAR is an idea that has truly stood the test of time..

What’s in a name?

SPAR is part of the acronym of the Dutch sentence, ‘Door Eendrachtig Samenwerken Profiteren Allen Regelmatig’. It translates into: ‘We all benefit from joint cooperation’.

It’s an inspirational notion that has become the name and meaning behind the award-winning, global concept that continues to deliver savings to millions of customers each and every day.

A symbol of sucsess

From the beginning, SPAR has been synonymous with Adriaan Van Well’s fir tree. With a few prunings and a lean toward a simpler, modern look and feel, it is still the company’s instantly recognisable logo, famous now across the world as a symbol of quality and value.

History of the development of the SPAR Logo


An idea that knows no boundaries

SPAR moved beyond Holland in 1947, when Belgium adopted the concept. A host of other European countries followed rapidly in the 1950s’. Mr Van Well became the first president of International SPAR in 1953. The fast growth of the company continued over the next 20 years, with stores opening outside Europe for the first time in South Africa and Japan.

In 1985 SPAR expanded into Australia, Eastern Europe and Argentina. Its strong growth is testimony to the fact that the idea continues to be relevant to the sophisticated consumers of the modern era.

Today SPAR employs over 180,000 people, turns over more than €30bn in retail sales and continues to develop its brand and winning concept in new global markets.

Meet Our Team

Vivian Stuart-Hammond

Managing Director

Riana Jonck

Store Manager

Simon Sibusiso

Floor Manager

Themba Dlamini

Tops Manager

Bruna Viola


Eslyn van der Sandt

Admin/Credit Manager

Jenny Swart

HR / Admin manager