Spar, is a Dutch multinational retail chain and franchise brand with approximately 12,500 stores in 35 countries worldwide. It was founded in 1932 by Adriaan van Well. Through its affiliate organisations, Spar operates through most European countries, parts of Africa, Asia and Oceania. Its headquarters are in Amsterdam. In Italy, the name is Despar, though in keeping with the international branding, the "Spar" section of the logo is highlighted, and the larger stores are called Eurospar and Interspar.