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We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in Austria, Croatia and Greece.

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In partnership with petrol forecourt operator, Doppler Mineralöl, SPAR Austria will convert 15 Nah & Frischpunkt forecourt stores to its SPAR Express format. Growth of convenience The expansion of this format builds on the success SPAR Austria has seen with its convenience concept, with sales growth of more than 10% in the first half of 2019. The retailer currently operates 50 SPAR Express ...
As Rewe Group’s operations announce various investment plans, we round up news from the company’s operations in Germany, Austria and Romania. Rewe highlights benefits of self-scanning technology After announcing the trial of self-scanning technology Rewe has said the initial feedback from shoppers has been positive. Rewe is offering shoppers the chance to scan their purchases either usi...
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...


We look at the strategic priorities for Aldi Süd, one of the fastest growing global retailers. Its decentralised business model and the continuous investment in its stores, private label and supply chain will enable Aldi to sustain its pace of growth in its existing markets, as it expands its presence in new ones as well.
A deep-dive in the discount channel in Europe, the largest contributor to grocery market growth in the next five years. A closer look at the top 10 discounters, where they operate, their priorities and latest developments. Understand the strategies and trends influencing this channel.
Our visit to INTERSPAR's flagship hypermarket in Salzburg. We were impressed by the well thought customer journey through the store and the integration of online into the experience.

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