Henderson Group are the owners of the SPAR, EUROSPAR, ViVO, ViVOXTRA and ViVO Essentials franchises in Northern Ireland and have been distributing food and grocery-related products to the convenience retail sector for over 100 years.

The Group consists of four indigenous companies, each of which operates under the Henderson Group banner. Four independent entities that make up the group brand are Henderson Wholesale, which is complemented by subsidiary companies Henderson Technology and Henderson Print, Henderson Retail, Henderson Foodservice and Henderson Group Property.

The Group is currently one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland with over 3,700 employees.

In 1961, the business was awarded the SPAR franchise for Northern Ireland. There are now upwards of 400 SPAR stores in operation across the Province. The Group also owns the ViVO franchise, another brand of convenience store, which caters for the needs of communities across Northern Ireland.

EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA are Henderson’s’ two large store formats, aimed to cater for the weekly family shop. This is a growing sector for the Henderson Group and really sets the business apart from the competition.

The Group continues to reinvest into its independent retail partners’ business and its estate of company-owned stores, benefiting retailers, consumers and the Northern Irish economy as a whole.

Post Office Apprenticeship Scheme County Antrim Up to £20,000 Apprenticeship Large (250+ staff)

Interested in undertaking an Apprenticeship Programme? Start your Journey with the Henderson Group! The Henderson Group own the SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO, VIVO Essentials and VIVOXTRA franchises in Northern Ireland. A long established and family-owned business, the Henderson Group is the market leader in a very well-developed convenience retailing sector and one of Northern Ireland’s leading Companies […]

Logistics Apprenticeship Scheme County Antrim Up to £20,000 Apprenticeship Large (250+ staff)

Start your Journey with the Henderson Group The Henderson Group is one of Northern Ireland’s top companies supplying to over 500 SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO, VIVO Essentials and VIVOXTRA stores across the Province. We’re also an all-Ireland leading Foodservice distributor suppling food and non-food products to customers such as hotels, schools, restaurants, pubs, fast-food franchise, bakeries, […]


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    Tomorrow Matters is the dedicated CSR strategy that has been developed specifically for the company. This covers a wide range of issues under the main headings, People, Place and Planet. Sponsorship of local and national events and charitable organisations, as well as legal adherence across all business functions are also key areas of focus for the Henderson Group

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