SPAR International news

17 June 2020
We round up the latest news from SPAR Netherlands as it introduces two new convenience formats to drive growth, while the expansion of its urban-focused SPAR City continues. 1. SPAR Netherlands pilots new convenience concept: SPAR City small SPAR Netherlands has launched a new convenience concept, SPAR City small. These stores are designed for high traffic locations, with the first store ha...
08 June 2020
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...
04 June 2020
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...
26 May 2020
We look at the latest developments from SPAR International’s partners in Albania, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Sri Lanka. SPAR Albania expands online services Responding to demand instigated by the coronavirus pandemic, SPAR Albania has launched a home delivery service of three different grocery boxes. The service has seen strong consumer uptake due to increased demand for groceries ...
21 May 2020
We look at ecommerce developments in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. UAE: Noon.com launches next-day delivery Online marketplace Noon.com has launched noon Daily, a next day grocery delivery service, in Dubai. The service was developed to provide shoppers with a safe and fast grocery delivery service for essential supplies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Avail...
21 May 2020
Coop Italia has announced an increase in sales and has introduced new social distancing measures. Separately, DESPAR Italy has launched an education programme aimed at supporting a healthy lifestyle for children. Furthermore, it also revealed a turnover of €3.6 bn in 2019.  Coop Italia reveals increased sales during coronavirus period Driven by additional spending because of the coronavirus...
19 May 2020
SPAR South Africa has released a trading update and trading statement providing mixed news from the company. While it reported strong revenue growth, the company said its basic earnings per share and headline earnings per share were set to fall. Positive revenue growth seen across all geographies… SPAR South Africa said it had enjoyed revenue growth of 10.1% in the six-month period to the e...
15 May 2020
SPAR expands presence in China, opening six new stores between 13 March and 1 May. Six new stores in the provinces of Guangdong, Beijing and Shandong The retailer opened four new stores in the Guangdong province during this period, and one each in Beijing and Shandong. Guangdong province: Dongguan City: Shatian Biguiyuan Store, offering a wide assortment tailored to the ...
14 May 2020
Ramadan this year will look very different for those celebrating the event around the world due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Retailers have introduced new and creative approaches to help those celebrating at home. In this article we look at what retailers globally are doing to promote the event. Carrefour UAE: Ramadan boxes for those in need Carrefour UAE partnered with the Emira...
14 May 2020
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...