Croatia news

16 March 2021
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 ’. Total Group sales reach €16.6 bn… SPAR Austria said all its three business divisions – food retail, sports retail a...
26 May 2020
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 ...
21 November 2019
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...
19 November 2019
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...
16 September 2019
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in Denmark and Croatia as they expand their store presence. Denmark opens new flagship store SPAR Denmark opened its new flagship store in Teglholmen, Copenhagen on 22 August 2019. The 700 sq. m store is based on the new store design concept developed with SPAR International. It offers an extensive range of convenience and premium...
22 May 2019
Netherlands-based SPAR International reported sales rose 5.4% globally to €35.8bn. The organisation said entry into four new markets, the addition of 335 new stores and the continued focus on its ‘Better Together’ strategy had underpinned the pace of its growth. 2018 ‘an exceptionally strong year for SPAR’ Discussing the results, SPAR International’s managing director, Tobias Wasmuht, descr...
06 March 2019
The SPAR Austria Group, which includes operations across its home market, Croatia, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia, said its total sales rose 4.7% to €15.05bn. The performance, which includes non-grocery format Hervis and its shopping centre business, was driven by its strong growth in Austria, where it said it outperformed the market, and in its international operations. SPAR grows ‘faster than t...
05 November 2018
Following the article where we looked at the first two trends shaping Central and Eastern Europe’s grocery retail market, we are going to review the next two trends - Build trust with organic and local ranges and Healthy living, healthy eating focus. Build trust with organic and local ranges Retailers look to build shopper trust in private label by investing their ranges. They are ad...
01 October 2018
After previously discussing plans to continue store expansion in Europe, Italy-based discounter Eurospin will enter the Croatian market. Eurospin hopes to open 20 stores, though no launch dates or locations have been confirmed. Training in Italy and Slovenia Eurospin operates 1,090 stores in Italy and 60 in Slovenia. The discounter has already made job announcements in Croatia for 20 ...
16 August 2018
Agrokor’s retail business, Konzum, reported revenues of HRK4,739m (€639m) for the first half of 2018. This included the company's Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) operations. The retailer is on course to recover in 2018. We forecast Konzum sales will grow by 1% to HRK9,300m (€1,253m) for the year. This is an improvement on its performance in 2017. Source: www.agrokor.hr Kon...