The Spar supermarket chain has opened its first ever organic store in the south Gran Canaria town of Arguineguin.

Spar Natural sells a wide range of organic food as well as cosmetics, beauty and baby products containing natural ingredients. In total, it will stock 4000 different items including fresh fruit, personal hygiene products, nutritional supplements and local organic produce.

Each section of the store will be labelled to allow shoppers to identify vegetarian, vegan, gluten- and lactose-free, and local products.

Arguineguin’s Spar Natural will also host an Alternative Therapy Centre staffed by qualified professionals offering nutritional and lifestyle advice in fields as varied as naturopathy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Biomagnetism and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The Spar Natural website will soon provide free delivery all over Gran Canaria to shoppers who spend more than 6o euros.

Spar Natural is on C/ Miguel Marrero nº32 B; just behind Las Marañuelas beach in Arguineguin town.

Spar has said that it sees its first organic shop as an experiment that it hopes to develop into a new network of shops across the 44 countries where it has supermarkets.