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With SPAR Netherlands targeting expansion through the SPAR City convenience banner, IGD was invited to visit a newly opened store in Utrecht. This aims to meet the needs of local shoppers, focusing on food-to-go, food-for-later and top-up shopping.

This in-depth guide to Austria explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

We visited a SPAR in Dublin to see how BWG is developing its convenience proposition through its food-to-go offering.

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This week we have seen Irish retailer Musgrave acquire Drinks Inc and wholesaler BWG Group acquire Heaney Meats. We look at these deals in more detail.

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South Africa-based SPAR Group, which operates across four countries, its home market, Ireland, Switzerland and Poland, reported its turnover rose 8.4% to ZAR109.5 bn (US$7.3 bn) in its financial year ending 30 September. It said its operating profit increased by 7.2% to ZAR3.0 bn (US$200.8m), helped by ‘ focused margin management and tight cost and efficiency control ’. Good growth in South Af...
Gruppo 3A partners with Despar Italia to expand its operational plans. Separately, Carrefour partners with Coldiretti to promote 100% Italian products in Italy and internationally. Meanwhile, Supermercato24 acquires Poland-based Szopi to accelerate its regional expansion strategy. Gruppo 3A partners with Despar Italia From 1 January 2020 Gruppo 3A will partner with Despar Italia. The partne...
The company announced that it has opened five new supermarkets to continue its expansion in the country. A network of around 400 stores Following the announcement to open more stores in China in 2019, two of SPAR China´s Partners, SPAR Shandong and SPAR Guangdong, have launched five new supermarkets – two in Shandong and three in Guangdong – bringing the SPAR store estate in China clo...

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