SPAR Switzerland has reported sales growth of 3.8% for 2012, to CHF1,041m, and has revealed its main priority for the year ahead.
CEO satisfied with results
SPAR's growth was achieved against a background of deflationary prices in food, and a fall in foodservice sales. Chairman and CEO of SPAR Switzerland, Stefan Leuthold, said the retailer was very satisfied with the 2012 growth.
Outlook for 2013: convenience to be main focus
SPAR intends to expand its supermarket fascia and will open five new stores this year. However the main focus will be on convenience, as a rebuilding phase begins at SPAR Express. New convenience outlets will also open on forecourts, in stations and in neighbourhood locations.