About us


Family-owned Henderson Group, owners of the SPAR, EUROSPAR, ViVO, ViVOXtra and ViVO Essentials franchises in Northern Ireland, have been distributing food and grocery-related products to the convenience retail sector for over 100 years. It is now the largest operator of its kind in the country, supplying over 400 stores.

In 1960, the business was awarded the SPAR franchise for Northern Ireland. There are now upwards of 300 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 Hendersons’ 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 distribution centre has 230,000 sq feet of ambient, fresh and frozen warehousing, situated outside Belfast at Mallusk, and offers over 5,000 ambient lines, 1,200 fresh food lines and 500 frozen food lines to the retailer.

The Henderson Group consists of four companies, each of which operates under the Henderson name - Henderson Wholesale, Henderson Retail, Henderson Group Property and Henderson Foodservice.

The Group continues to reinvest into its independent retail partners’ business and its estate of company-owned stores, meaning more great stores for the retailer and the consumer and good news for the local economy as a whole.