With the dispute over the rights to the SPAR name in Poland currently going through the Dutch courts, SPAR South Africa has received a boost in its battle with SPAR Polska after Poland’s regulator UOKiK greenlighted its takeover of the Piotr i Pawel proximity supermarket chain.

When the deal completes Spar South Africa will now begin the process of rebannering the former Piotr i Pawel outlets to SPAR and Eurospar formats. A recent preliminary hearing in the Netherlands ended in favour of SPAR Polska, which has been backed by parent Spar International in the dispute.

Source: Parkiet.com