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 Genclik (853m²), SPAR Bakikhanov (1,387m²) and SPAR Akhundov (560m²). On the opening day, each store processed transactions from over 1,500 customers, with an average basket spend of between 6-10 USD. The opening ceremonies of the new stores were attended by SPAR International, representatives from the media and local residents.
In addition to daily grocery ranges, the new SPAR stores in Azerbaijan offer a broad fresh produce range and a large selection of household appliances. In the deli section of each store, customers are treated to an array of dishes from salads, pizzas and doner kebabs to traditional baked breads and freshly made desserts, all produced onsite.
The instore restaurants, a concept which is new to the retail market in Azerbaijan, have attracted many customers. And for the health concious consumer, the SPAR stores offer a good range of nutritious, healthy meals and snacks.
A good range of SPAR Own Brand products, availble in 12 categories and with over 300 SKUs, complement other locally and internationally sourced products.
SPAR Azerbaijan has ambitious plans for growth – food retailing continues to be one of the most dynamic sectors of the local economy. The growing network of SPAR stores in the country bring global best practice to the market, delivering a new offering that is appealing to the local residents.
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Source: Spar International