Spar vs Spar:Round 3


Spar vs Spar:Round 3

There was seemingly no end to the measures the Spar Group took to rid itself of its biggest retail trading-group, the more than 40 Spar and Tops stores owned by the Giannacopoulos family.

Spar, a public company, has been involved in a nasty war of words and – as the Pietermaritzburg high court has now found – unscrupulous legal actions for several years aimed at closing down the Giannacopoulos family businesses that have long traded very successfully under the Spar brand name.  The feud came to a head in three cases that commenced in the Pietermaritzburg court in March.

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