New partnership to expand SPAR Brand in Southeast China

SPAR China Partners show increased revenue, growth in store numbers and announce new partner China, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International (“SPAR”) and Yunnan Anning Jinfang Commercial Group (“Jinfang”) have announced a new partnership agreement authorising Jinfang to grow the SPAR Brand in Southeast China across Yunnan Province, Liu Pan Shui City, Bijie City, […]

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SPAR Poland further expands in Krakow with two new store developments

Poland, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Poland continues to grow in Krakow, the most popular tourist location in the country. With the support of SPAR Poland, independent SPAR retailer Slawomir Rupikowski has successfully converted two locations where a very well-known local competitor brand was previously operating. The SPAR retailer, who joined SPAR Poland […]

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SPAR now operates 1,000 stores in Spain

Spain, 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — There are now more than 1,000 SPAR stores in operation in Spain with a cumulative sales area of over 400,000m2. Both on the mainland and the islands, our partners in Spain continue to invest in the expansion and modernisation of their stores – ensuring that the core values […]

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SPAR Switzerland highlights five core values in new marketing campaign

Switzerland, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whilst the theme of the campaign is about being a good neighbour, it is not simply a reference to location but more importantly to involvement in communities and with consumers at an emotive level. Five core values are highlighted in the campaign – values that are not just […]

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ITALY: DESPAR Maiora announces winners of its three-month-long online competition, Click and Win

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017-Mar-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Italy Partner, DESPAR Maiora, has revealed the winners of its three-month-long online competition, Click and Win. The fun and innovative campaign was run by SPAR in Southern and Central Italy. The competition was hosted on DESPAR Maiora’s Facebook page and customers could play once a day […]

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SPAR fundraising initiative raised more than €18,000 for Children’s Cancer Aid Switzerland

For 15 years, SPAR has been a reliable partner of Children’s Cancer Aid Switzerland, providing support to affected families through fundraising campaigns. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017-Mar-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every year “Gleam of Hope” shopping bags go on sale instore for a limited period of time as a way of raising money for the […]

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SPAR opens three new stores in Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Azerbaijan was the second country in the Caucasus to join SPAR, with the first store opening in the capital city, Baku, in December 2015. At the end of 2016, three more SPAR stores were launched in different parts of the capital. The three new stores are: SPAR […]

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SPAR to run SPARK kids Athletics Park during 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade on 3-5 March

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — As principle sponsor of the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade on 3-5 March, SPAR will once again be working with the Female Coaching Network (FCN) to run the SPARK kids Athletics Park (SPARK). SPARK was first launched at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and has since developed […]

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SPAR Netherlands inaugurates its first SPAR Express store located in Geertruidenberg

Netherlands, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Netherlands has achieved another great milestone with the opening of its first SPAR Express forecourt store located in Geertruidenberg, in the province of North Brabant. The launch of additional SPAR Express stores is now in the planning. To develop its network of SPAR Express forecourt stores, SPAR […]

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SPAR KwaZulu-Natal School Girls Hockey Challenge kicks off this month

South Africa, 2017-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The seventh edition of the annual SPAR sponsored KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) School Girls Hockey Challenge kicks off this month. The tournament, which takes places across South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, sees close on 80 schoolgirls’ first teams competing, with each of the regional finalists travelling through to the Grand […]

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SPAR sponsors the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, 3-5 March

Belgrade, Serbia, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from 3-5 March in the Kombank Arena. Preparations for the event are already underway, with construction work in full swing. A large part of the construction work includes the laying of the athletics track, which […]

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SPAR announces further expansion in Oman

Oman, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the same week as the opening of the 15th corporate owned SPAR Supermarket in Oman, plans were announced for rapid expansion into a further 15 SPAR Express stores. This will be achieved through a partnership with Nakheel United Enterprises LLC by converting retail stores at Al Maha petrol […]

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SPAR further expands in Croatia with the acquisition of 62 BILLA stores from Rewe

Croatia, 2016-Dec-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR continues to expand in Croatia – acquiring 62 BILLA stores as well as the BILLA logistics centre in Sv. Helena from Rewe. The deal on the acquisition was agreed on 15 December 2016; the definite transfer will be after the closing in spring of 2017. The deal […]

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SPAR Shandong now listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange

Shandong, China, 2016-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Shandong operators, Jiajiayue Group, who became SPAR International’s first retail partner in China in 2004, have launched an initial public offering (IPO) which saw the company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Jiajiayue issued 90 million shares priced at 13,64 yuan per share to raise 1,23 […]

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SPAR reopens store in Schakkebroek, Limburg in Belgium following extensive renovations

Limburg, Belgium 2016-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — A SPAR store in Schakkebroek, a village in the Belgian province of Limburg, has re-opened after extensive renovations. The store, run by independent SPAR retailers, Erik Schroë and Mariëlle Thijs, has been modernised to be in line with the latest design and layout standards of the new generation […]

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SPAR launches three new premium own brand cookies

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — To make the most of the growing opportunity in the biscuit market, SPAR is launching a range of three new delicious all butter luxury cookies under their own brand. The range comprises three 200g variants: Fruit & Oat, Triple Belgian Chocolate, and White Belgian Chocolate. The […]

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SPAR held a successful Food-to-Go Conference in Tbilisi

A highly successful Food-to-Go Conference organised by SPAR Russia and SPAR Georgia was held in Tbilisi recently. AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The event, which focused on the theme of ‘Better Together’, brought together teams from SPAR Partners including Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Mongolia. Present were chefs, marketing managers, bakery specialists […]

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SPAR expands portfolio in Netherlands with the opening of three new stores

Continuing to support independent retailers with innovative and modern retailing expertise, SPAR has increased its portfolio by another three stores. AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new SPAR Neighbourhood store has opened in Rijswijk, Noord Brabant, following the closure in June of the only supermarket in town. Dinand Kraaij, a 37-year […]

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INDIA: SPAR opens 18th Hypermarket in Paradise Mall, Nacharam

This is the 18th SPAR Hypermarket to open in the country, spread over seven states and nine cities, and the fourth in Hyderabad. AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Building on the SPAR Brand awareness amongst shoppers in Hyderabad, the newest hypermarket situated in Paradise Mall, Nacharam has been enthusiastically welcomed by customers. […]

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SPAR Slovenia supports sports with event sponsorships

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Street basketball is a very popular sport in Slovenia and the Slovenian Championships is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar. Showing its support of this well-liked event, SPAR Slovenia sponsored this year’s Championships, which was held in several locations across the country. Around 1,600 players […]

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CHINA: SPAR Shanxi embraces new technologies and innovations instore with the introduction of smart robot named Xiao Te

Shanxi, China, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Shanxi has introduced a smart robot instore, attracting great attention from shoppers. The robot, named Xiao Te, visited a total of 20 stores in Taiyuan city. The SPAR China Partner is shifting from a traditional supermarket concept to a focus on fresh and healthy living, taking […]

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China: SPAR opens two stores in Meizhou, Guangdong

Meizhou, China, 2016-Oct-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The city of Meizhou in the Chinese province of Guangdong has welcomed its first two SPAR stores – bringing the brand to the local Meizhou community for the first time. SPAR Wanda was the first to open. It was unveiled on 23 September and set the tone […]

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SPAR named best supermarket chain in Nigeria at the African Quality Achievement Awards

Lagos, Nigeria, 2016-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the African Quality Achievement Awards (AQAA) held recently in Lagos, SPAR was named best supermarket chain in Nigeria. The award was given in recognition of SPAR’s quality standards and relentless service in offering Nigerians the best products at the best prices. The Award ceremony, which took […]

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SPAR announces new partnership with Balfin Group at the opening of its first stores in Albania

Tirana, Albania, 2016-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR has officially announced a new partnership with Balfin Group, at the opening of its first stores in Albania. The two largest food stores in the country opened today (OCTOBER 7, 2016) under the INTERSPAR brand –  7,200 m2 in Tirana East Gate (TEG) and 3,800m2 in QTU shopping centre. […]

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SPAR opens three new stores in Austria

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Sep-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Being architecturally eye-catching and technologically advanced, the three new SPAR stores which were opened in Austria offer a top quality shopping experience with excellent products and customer service. State-of-the-art EUROSPAR in Kufstein After just six months of construction, the new EUROSPAR Kaufpark store in Kufstein has re-opened. […]

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SPAR Austria launches loyalty scheme for Jamie Oliver knives

Amsterdam, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Austria has announced it has a ‘sharp’ loyalty scheme in store for its customers: from 8 September 2016 to 14 January 2017, customers will be invited to save up loyalty points for a range of quality stainless-steel kitchen knives, designed in collaboration with British celebrity-chef, Jamie Oliver. The […]

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SPAR retailers in UK tweet for the chance to win £1000s worth of cash prizes

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — James Hall & Co Ltd, the SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, is encouraging retailers to get tweeting for the chance to win £1000s worth of cash prizes! A new initiative from the wholesaler, ‘Make it happen’, running from 1 May until 30 September, is urging […]

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Austrian supermarket chain SPAR to roll out cashless NCR SelfServTM 90 self-checkouts in its other high frequency locations

Austrian supermarket chain SPAR reduces queues in its Digital Leadership Stores on the university campus in Vienna and Graz with cashless NCR SelfServTM 90 self-checkouts AUGSBURG, GERMANY, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that SPAR, the largest private employer in Austria, is […]

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Colruyt Group’s Spar opened first new generation supermarket in Kessel, Belgium

Halle, Belgium, 2015-11-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Thursday, October 29, the first new generation of Colruyt Group’s Spar supermarkets opened in Kessel. Spar wants to combine the joy of grocery shopping with the authenticity of a local supermarket. To this end, the Kessel store was completely renovated. Retail Partners Colruyt Group developed the new […]

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