SPAR Italy partner Maiora opens its newest store in the city of Bari

Italy, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Maiora, SPAR Partner for South-East and Central Italy, is delighted with customer reactions to their newest store, located at the main railway station in the city of Bari. Catering to the 38,000 commuters each day, this store is the first convenience supermarket located on the main platform of […]

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SPAR UK partners donate hours of employee time to support youth project in South Wales

SPAR UK partners donate hours of employee time to support youth project in South Wales   An army of 40 volunteers from Blakemore Trade Partners has donated 520 hours of employee time supporting a youth project in South Wales. South Wales, 2017-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Volunteers from the division’s Trading Department rolled up […]

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SPAR Spain highlights programmes supported by partners

SPAR Spain highlights programmes supported by partners   SPAR in Spain support many initiatives on an ongoing basis; here we highlight two recent programmes which were supported by partners. Spain, 2017-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Approximately 350,000 children in Spain are considered to be in need of supplementary nutrition to meet their daily needs. […]

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SPAR India CIO Sunil Nair listed in the top 50 CIO’s across all industries in the Indian market

India, 2017-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Individual recognition has been given to Sunil Nair, CIO SPAR India, for his exemplary technology initiatives and IT leadership, earning him a position in the top 50 CIO’s across all industries in the Indian market. This recognition came from the Big CIO Show, which is an exclusive initiative […]

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New partnership brings SPAR brand to Cyprus

Cyprus, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International has announced an exciting new partnership with Ermes Department Stores PLC, a member of The Cyprus Trading Corporation PLC, the largest and most diversified listed Group in Cyprus. The new entity, SPAR Cyprus, aims to become the leading wholesale and retail service provider to independent retailers […]

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SPAR Hungary announces further expansion in the first half of 2017

Hungary, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Hungary has announced impressive growth figures for 2016, growing partnerships with independent retailers and further expansion in the first half of 2017. 2016 marked SPAR’s 25th anniversary in Hungary. During the year, SPAR Hungary announced the opening of 46 new stores across the country, including 22 SPAR […]

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SPAR Spain further expands with opening of three new supermarkets

Spain, 2017-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three different partners opened new SPAR Supermarkets in June; ranging from a convenience store in Tenerife of 300 sqm through to two large supermarkets in Canyelles and Almendralejo, each with 1,000 sqm sales area. The ongoing commitment by all partners in Spain to growing the brand through opening […]

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SPAR UK’s Shop & Win campaign is back with new digital innovations and even bigger prizes

United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the back of its great success last year, SPAR’s multi award-winning footfall driving campaign, Shop & Win, is back this summer with new digital innovations, even bigger prizes, and stunning pop-art imagery to tie in with SPAR UK’s 60th anniversary theme. Shop & Win has received […]

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SPAR India recognized with 6 awards; highlighting the success of their business strategy

India, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR India have won within the past few months several key awards – Best Application of Technology Award, Large Format Retailer of the Year, and three Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards, demonstrating great industry recognition for their successes! One of the key qualities of SPAR India is to continuously […]

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SPAR releases The second issue of Contact International for 2017

Düsseldorf, 2017-Jun-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In this edition, we share the 2016 SPAR worldwide results and reflect on what was another hugely successful year for the SPAR Brand with growth of 4.5%. We look at the trends arising from this year’s EuroShop and SPAR Store Development Seminar in Düsseldorf and we share the […]

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SPAR Continues Expansion in The Middle East

Oman, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR has continued its rapid expansion in the Middle East following its entry into the Omani retail market in 2015 in partnership with local business conglomerate Khimji Ramdas. The recent opening of the latest SPAR store in Oman – a 200m2 SPAR Express store based on the forecourt of the […]

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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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