In a David and Goliath showdown, a family-owned business has hauled the Spar Group to court in a battle for control of 41 stores in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and North West.

The Giannacopoulos Group, which is the single biggest owner of Spar stores in SA and employs 2,800 people, has accused the JSE-listed company of trying to run it out of business.

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