SPAR International news

10 February 2020
INTERSPAR Austria has announced its trialling refill stations for organic detergents, which highlights its environmental commitments. Meanwhile, SPAR Hungary is improving its sustainability initiatives by introducing new concepts. Finally, SPAR Zimbabwe reflects on its 2019 expansion projects. INTERSPAR Austria trials refillable detergent units SPAR Austria has launched a plastic reduction ...
07 January 2020
“The SPAR Natural concept breaks new ground in health and wellness by providing a holistic approach to customers seeking a healthier lifestyle.” In this article we unpick the elements of the SPAR Natural concept, which was first launched in 2017. How has the concept evolved? SPAR Gran Canaria has opened its fourth standalone SPAR Natural store, three years after introducing the new concep...
17 December 2019
We round up news from SPAR International partners in Austria, Gran Canaria and Russia as they invest in their store network and information technology. Austria: to open 20 new SPAR Express forecourt outlets In Austria, SPAR has announced it will open 20 new SPAR Express forecourt outlets across the country, over the next 14 months. The retailer has redesigned the layout of the new stores, w...
09 December 2019
SPAR Switzerland has partnered with the food rescue app, Too Good To Go. Meanwhile, the SPAR partner for the Northeast of Italy and Emilia-Romagna region, Aspiag Service, has opened two new stores in Verona and Padua. Switzerland: partners with Too Good To Go In Switzerland, SPAR has joined the Too Good To Go platform to help reduce its food waste. In partnership with the app, 55 SPAR store...
05 December 2019
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. 1. Musgrave: expanding its portfolio to strengthen offer Musgrave has acquired the brand and assets of Northern Ireland drinks distributor Drinks Inc. This is part of the retailer's Growing Good Business strategy to ensure sustainable growth...
15 November 2019
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...
29 October 2019
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...
24 October 2019
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...
09 October 2019
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in the Netherlands, Slovenia, Gran Canaria and Sri Lanka. The Netherlands opens its 150 th SPAR Express store The 150 th store is located in Eemnes, in the province of Ultrecht. It caters to quick, convenience shopper missions by offering a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, pizzas, pancakes as well as smoothies and yoghurts....
27 September 2019
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in Georgia, Zimbabwe and Hungary as they expand their store presence. Georgia: 150 th store opening Since its expansion into the market in 2014, SPAR Georgia has grown its store presence at a fast rate. Between 2017 and 2018, the retailer’s store count doubled. There have also already been 51 stores openings in 2019. Most recentl...