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 International announces the appointment of Wouter Lefevere as Head of International Buying

SPAR International announces the appointment of Wouter Lefevere as Head of International Buying   Amsterdam, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International, the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain, has today (JUNE 19, 2017) announced the appointment of Wouter Lefevere as Head of International Buying. Based in the organization’s international head office in Amsterdam, […]

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A.F. Blakemore’s Peter Blakemore presented the Adriaan van Well Medal for his outstanding contribution to SPAR International

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Peter Blakemore, Managing Director of A.F. Blakemore and Son Ltd, has been presented the Adriaan van Well Medal for his outstanding contribution to SPAR International, the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain. A.F. Blakemore and Son was founded in 1917 when Arthur and Harriet Blakemore opened a […]

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SPAR International highlights its strategic developments in 2016

The interactive version of the review is now available, complementing the downloadable PDF file. Thailand, 2017-May-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — In addition to the worldwide results announced on 16 May, there are highlights of the strategic developments within SPAR and highlights of activities in each of the 44 SPAR markets. The launch of SPAR in […]

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SPAR International records 4.5% increase in retail sales during 2016

Performance driven by strong growth across Europe, and entry into new and developing markets SPAR now operational in 44 countries, with 12,545 stores employing 350,000 people, following continued international expansion Results point to “strong revival in proximity retailing” – SPAR Managing Director, Tobias Wasmuht London, 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International, the world’s largest […]

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SPAR Zimbabwe Ltd all set for growth in 2017

Zimbabwe, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Zimbabwe Ltd recently announced firm plans are in place to grow the SPAR business further in 2017. The new, wholly locally owned company has a management team with both retail and distribution expertise and SPAR Zimbabwe Ltd is set for growth. At the beginning of 2016, SPAR […]

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SPAR International announces €74 million investment on up to 300 new stores across Thailand

SPAR International and Bangchak Retail Company Limited Thailand announce significant new retail partnership. €74 million investment will see up to 300 new stores across the country in the next five years. Amsterdam and Bangkok, 2016-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International (“SPAR”) and Bangchak Retail Company Limited (“BCR”), today [28 November 2016] announced a significant new […]

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SPAR Hungary opens newly renovated store in Budapest

Budapest, Hungary, 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The SPAR Supermarket located at Kerepesi út 73. in Budapest has been completely refreshed at an investment of more than 750 million HUF (€2.4 million). The newly renovated store not only boasts fully modernised departments, it also integrates energy saving equipment and solutions. Speaking at the festive […]

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The first SPAR China Congress kicked off in Weihai

Weihai,China, 2016-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first SPAR China Congress kicks off today (Tuesday 18 October) in Weihai, a beautiful coastal city on the tip of the Shangdong Peninsula. SPAR International Board members, SPAR colleagues from across China, as well as guest speakers and strategic partners have been invited to join the Congress, […]

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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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