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The SPAR Austria Group announced its 2020 results, reporting total sales rose 5.6% to €16.6 bn. In its home market, SPAR Austria’s food sales increased 16% to €8.32 bn, helping it gain market share during the year and, it claims, ‘making it the new market leader in Austria’.

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We look at the latest developments from SPAR International’s partners in Albania, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Sri Lanka. SPAR Albania expands online services Responding to demand instigated by the coronavirus pandemic, SPAR Albania has launched a home delivery service of three different grocery boxes. The service has seen strong consumer uptake due to increased demand for groceries ...
Kaufland has been rolling out its new store concept in 2018 and 2019 with some local variations to fit local needs. In one of its smallest markets, Croatia, we visited the newest store in Zagreb, Kaufland Blato, to see what stores are doing to attract shoppers. 1. Adding services to outside of the store By having the digital screen outside the store, is a modern and effective way to marke...
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in Austria, Croatia and Greece. Greece partners with Bazaar SPAR Hellas, the SPAR partner in Greece, has formed a partnership with Bazaar S.A., a member of the Veroukas Group. Bazaar will provide logistics support and help develop new SPAR-branded stores. The partnership is expected to create economies of scale, particularly in co...


Kaufland is building a more relevant offer for shoppers, which differentiates it from rivals, while maintaining control of costs and driving efficiency. The retailer does so by: - sustaining its price leadership in markets where it leads - enhancing range relevance - enriching shopper proposition - developing its sustainability credentials - using it's buying group membership to support favourable trading terms - exploring opportunities in the online channel
In this insight presentation we look at the BIGS buying group, its members and strategy.
In this report we show you how the retailer is winning against its competitors in Slovenia and Croatia, with effective in the use of the sales area to increase the mix of products it has on offer.

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This guide to Croatia explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the market over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of country’s leading retailers.

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