SPAR Group, a leading supplier of retail merchandising, business technology, and other marketing services in ten countries throughout North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Africa, today announced that it is expanding its U.S. business by acquiring a 51% interest in Resource Plus, a supplier of professional fixture installation and product merchandising services; a 51% interest in Mobex of North Florida, a proprietary retail fixture mobilization system manufacturer; and a 51% interest in Leasex, a company formed to lease Mobex’s proprietary equipment (collectively, “Resource Plus”).
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., U.S., Resource Plus provides a wide variety of services to U.S. retailers and product manufacturers, including customized weekly merchandising and complex new store and retail fixture buildouts. With the close of the acquisition, Resource Plus will run as a subsidiary of SPAR Group. Richard Justus will remain as CEO of Resource Plus and continue to run the operations, as he has for the past 18 years.
“Gaining SPAR as a partner will deliver new value-added enhancements for our customers,” says Justus. “SPAR’s proprietary retail operating system SPARview enables tighter operational controls to provide faster, more efficient store execution along with enhanced insight into retail conditions. Additionally, SPAR’s network of more than 8,500 merchandising specialists expands our ability to potentially accept more projects and accelerate program execution.”
Chris Olivier, CEO of SPAR Group, says, ‘’The skills, expertise, and services added by Resource Plus align well with the evolving needs of the retail landscape, particularly those retailers that are adding new concepts and formats to revitalize the overall shopper experience. Furthermore, Resource Plus offers access to complementary channels and retail customers. Richard and the Resource Plus team have exceptional expertise and operational knowledge which will not only bring value to SPAR domestically, but also to SPAR’s international operations.”