We are a family-owned retail group spread throughout the former Transkei region, the Border region of the Eastern Cape and the Eastern fringe of Kwazulu Natal. We pride ourselves in having strong ties in the communities we serve and thanks to our dedicated Spargs family of more than three thousand colleagues, a culture of caring is felt from head office to the shop floor.
Unique to Spargs is our assortment of shopping experiences, which ranges from groceries to clothing, from fuel courts, to liquor, hardware to furniture, appliances, 24-hour convenience, tyre fitment and eatery outlets. While each of our stores caters to the specific needs of their community, it is our company-wide motto to offer value through our products, and customer service.
The R.N.E Group is a family business with a strong presence in retail commerce in the Transkei and adjacent areas, such as Kokstad, Queenstown and Beacon Bay in East London. The group owns 14 supermarkets, of which 11 are SUPERSPARS, a household name in South Africa. The R.N.E group has an annual turnover exceeding R2.5 billion and it employs over 3,000 people who, in turn, are able to see to the livelihood of their families and participate in their communities with dignity. It is thus a significant part of the social fabric of the Transkei and surrounding areas.
The company is named after Rayner, Neville (Rayner’s son) and Eric Sparg and its origins and history are intimately connected with these individuals, who are descendants of Hugo Sparg.