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 of SPAR are consistently delivered and customer needs are always met.
Recent store openings by six different partners
One of the most exciting new store openings took place on the island of Gran Canaria in January with the launch of the first SPAR Natural store by partner, SPAR Mogán. SPAR Natural is a new health store concept that specialises in organic foods as well as vegan, vegetarian, gluten, dairy and wheat free products. The food ranges are complemented by an array of hygiene products and cosmetics. Covering an area of 240m2, the store also has a consultation area where customers can book sessions with professional nutritionists, physiotherapists and various other experts from complimentary disciplines.
In the town of Manresa, a Grupo Miquel store has been completely refurbished and now includes a wider assortment and better service departments. A special feature is the bakery department, which includes a ‘Casa Espiga’ oven, ensuring that traditional breads and pastries can be produced using a longer fermentation process thereby keeping the bread crisper for longer. The completely refreshed layout was designed around quick shopping missions, delivering all-round convenience. The store has a selling area of 200m2 and opening hours that target shoppers needing food-for-now or food-for-later. For busy customers, there is also a home delivery service available.
SPAR Partner, Ignacio De Las Cuevas, S.A., which has an exclusive licence to operate in the regions of La Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra, has opened a new SPAR EXPRESS store in the town of Beade, in the Ourense province in northwest Spain. Open Monday to Saturday, the convenience store has been designed to meet customer needs. The 2,000 SKUS available in the 150m2 store comprise both SPAR Own Brand and A-Brand products. In addition to the good ambient range, there is a delicatessen and a greengrocer, offering great fresh solutions.
In Tenerife, partner Agrucan S.L., has launched a new SPAR convenience store, open every day of the week from 8:30 to 21:30, meeting the needs of both residents and tourists. The store is located in a very touristic area with many visitors familiar with the SPAR Brand. The new SPAR store, which has a retail sales area of 185m² and offers over 3,500 products, utilises modern and efficient equipment such as LED lighting.
A Grupo Upper supermarket located in Cartagena, in the province of Murcia has been fully refurbished and re-launched to offer a better shopping experience. Customers visiting the new SPAR store can find a wide assortment of high quality products. To celebrate the re-opening, a number of special offers were enjoyed by shoppers.
And last but not least, Líder Aliment, the SPAR Partner for the provinces of Seville, Badajoz, Córdoba, Cáceres and Huelva has also celebrated two new store openings recently. Both are small convenience stores, offering a range of around 3,000 products to customers and are enhanced by specialised departments including a butchery, bakery, fresh fish section and fresh fruit and veg.
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Source: Spar International