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SPAR Austria has announced the retirement of two long-standing members of its executive board, chairman Dr Gerhard Drexel, and Rudolf Staudinger, at the end of 2020. Drexel served on the SPAR executive board for 31 years, including 20 years as chairman. He will become the chairman of the group’s supervisory board. Staudinger spent 18 years on the board, totaling 36 years with the retailer.

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SPAR Sri Lanka announced an expansion for its online channel, introducing 14 new delivery locations across Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, SPAR Austria has introduced sustainable packaging to selected private label products. Separately, SPAR Hungary has launched sustainable products at 34 INTERSPAR hypermarkets, as well as its online channel. Finally, SPAR Italy confirms it has completed the acquisition...
Netherlands-based SPAR International reported global sales growth of 4.35% to €37.1 bn (US $41.6 bn). The retailer stated its entry into two new markets, an additional 208 stores and the consistent expansion over the past four years has been a key growth driver, although the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought challenges. 2019 ‘has again delivered exceptional results’ Commenting o...
SPAR Austria has made significant progress with its private label offer, contributing to its total sales of €7.2 bn in 2019, up from €6.88 bn in 2018. High share of private label The share of SPAR Austria's private label products is over 40% of total sales, with around 7,500 products sold across food and non-food. Sales of its private label ranges were up 5.4% in 2019, reflecting the succes...

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