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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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07/01/2021
This guide to Austria explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
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We look at the strategy of the variety discounter to deliver value thanks to its efficient operating model. This report also provides an overview of the latest development, the impact of COVID-19 and highlights some considerations for your business when trading with the discounter.

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This guide to Austria explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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