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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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Ireland continues to be an outstanding market in which to explore the opportunities for food-to-go in retail, captured in our latest report looking at stores to learn from in Dublin. Here we focus on some the latest activities of one of the leading players in this space, BWG, and how in collaboration with store owners it is evolving and upgrading the SPAR Ireland proposition.

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We look at how SPAR International partners are investing in their store networks in Spain, Hungary and India. Spain: opens new stores and modernises existing stores In the last two months of Q2 2019, SPAR Spain opened three new stores in Gran Canaria, Mérida and Tossa del Mar. The stores have added 1,800 sq. m of space to the retailer’s overall store network. SPAR will continue to invest...
As Auchan sells its final stores to the Arena Group, UniCoop Tirreno launch online and SPAR reveals 2019 investment plans, we round up news from the region. Auchan selling its final stores in Italy Auchan has sold the last remaining 33 stores to the Arena Group. The latter has sold 14 Simply stores to Crai.  The Arena Group confirmed most stores will not be closed and will continue for the ...
SPAR International has announced the brand’s entry into its 27 th European market, Kosovo. Three stores will be opened under the brand by the end of 2019, with it aiming to operate 35 in the country in five years. Opportunities for local suppliers SPAR Kosovo has been set up by a group of experienced partners in FMCG wholesale, retail, food safety and international franchising. Together wi...

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