SPAR International news

16 September 2019
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in Denmark and Croatia as they expand their store presence. Denmark opens new flagship store SPAR Denmark opened its new flagship store in Teglholmen, Copenhagen on 22 August 2019. The 700 sq. m store is based on the new store design concept developed with SPAR International. It offers an extensive range of convenience and premium...
05 September 2019
We bring you the latest news from Switzerland, including new health initiatives and increased supply chain traceability. Aldi to introduce Nutri-Score Aldi will become the first retailer in the market to introduce the Nutri-Score label system, helping customers to understand which are healthier choices and make buying decisions easier. The retailer has been reducing the sugar, fat and calor...
30 August 2019
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in Albania, Cameroon and the Netherlands. Albania: reaches 50 store openings SPAR Albania opened ten new stores in H1 2019, bringing its total store count to 50. Two of the new stores were opened in the capital, Tirana, while the other stores were opened in eight other towns and cities, from Shkodra in the north to Korça in the so...
28 August 2019
In partnership with petrol forecourt operator, Doppler Mineralöl, SPAR Austria will convert 15 Nah & Frischpunkt forecourt stores to its SPAR Express format. Growth of convenience The expansion of this format builds on the success SPAR Austria has seen with its convenience concept, with sales growth of more than 10% in the first half of 2019. The retailer currently operates 50 SPAR Express ...
22 August 2019
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. A new look and ...
07 August 2019
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...
25 July 2019
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 ...
11 July 2019
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...
24 May 2019
As Despar Centro Sud launches an online grocery service and Carrefour expands its partnership with Supermercato24, we round up news from the country. Carrefour expands collaboration with Supermercato24 Carrefour and Supermercato24 have announced they are expanding the coverage of their partnership beyond the 14 cities where the service is operated into the regions of Toscana and Campania. T...
23 May 2019
The firm has announced a plan to open more retail sales space in China in 2019. Additional 150,000 sq m sales space The development plan includes compact hypermarkets and a new generation of supermarkets in Northern and Southern China. In total, more than 150,000 sq m of retail sales space will be added to its current footprint. According to SPAR, the compact hypermarket aims at addressi...