SPAR International news

14 June 2018
As Crai and its affiliates launch new banners in the country, members of Conad set out their investment plans and Despar and Unes investigate private label opportunities, we round up news from the country. Leader Price launches in Italy… Crai, in conjunction with France-based Casino, has opened the first Leader Price stores in Italy, in Borgo Satollo, Como and Voghera. The three sites are p...
13 June 2018
SPAR International has entered Malta in partnership with the Azzopardi Group. Targeting 23 stores by 2025 with a focus on neighbourhood stores The first store opened yesterday (June 12) in Marsaxlokk, south-eastern Malta, with the next due to open in Silema. A further three stores are due to open this year, while SPAR International and Azzopardi Group are targeting 23 stores by 2025. Nea...
30 May 2018
SPAR International has enjoyed ‘ strong, continued growth ’ in 2017, with sales rising 5.3%, on a constant currency basis, to €34.5 bn. SPAR International said its performance had benefited from its continued focus ‘ to grow [its] presence through targeted expansion, and to drive retail development through expanding our multi-format retail strategy ’. Sustained expansion underpinning results ...
02 May 2018
Shinsegae's E-Mart is set to sign a deal with SPAR International in China to indirectly return into the market. The deal Following a year of uncertainty, culminating in E-Mart's exit in China earlier this year, the retailer is now planning to collaborate with SPAR in China to supply food, personal care and household products. Private label ranges No Brand, Peacock and Sentence carrying ...
25 April 2018
As Crai and SPAR Italy announce results for 2017, two of Conad’s cooperatives announce expansion plans and Gruppo Pam acquires stores, we round up news from the country. Conad cooperatives set out 2018 expansion plans Two of Conad’s eight regional cooperatives have set out plans to open 58 stores in 2018. Conad Adriatico will invest €20m to open 36 stores, which will add 34,000 sq. m, which...
13 April 2018
With entry into Sri Lanka, SPAR International is now present in 48 countries. Opening of the first SPAR Supermarket in Colombo The world’s largest food retail voluntary chain has officially opened a 1,000 sq m supermarket in Colombo. The opening of this store marks the launch of the brand in six countries across Asia and 48 countries globally. SPAR Sri Lanka aims to provide shoppers with an...
05 April 2018
We look at the latest developments from SPAR in the Middle East and Africa. This includes launching a new m-money payment service in South Africa and expansion in Qatar. South Africa: eWallet payments SPAR South Africa has partnered with First National Bank to create a new payment method for shoppers. [email protected] can be used to pay for purchases and make cash withdrawals through mobile pho...
04 April 2018
The retailer has introduced a dedicated health, nutrition and wellbeing area into its INTERSPAR stores across Austria. Focus on wellbeing SPAR has been increasing its focus on health and wellbeing, launching an initiative in 2017 which translates as "less of sugar- more enjoyment," part of which includes reducing the sugar content of its private label products. This latest move takes a more...
21 March 2018
We round up the latest news from the Greek grocery market, where SPAR is re-entering the country, while Metro AEBE is trialling new concept stores and has set out its investment plans for 2018. SPAR to re-enter Greece having left in 2015 SPAR is re-entering the Greek grocery market as it looks to create and operate ‘the largest chain of independent food retailers in the country’ . SPAR pre...
16 March 2018
As Despar and Gruppo SUN discuss their performance in 2017 and Auchan Italy launches a new payment system, we round up news from Italy. Auchan launches smartphone-driven payment option Auchan Italy has launched AuchanSpeedy, a payment solution that enables shoppers to scan products and pay through their smartphone. AuchanSpeedy is being launched in conjunction with Mastercard and is availab...