ContactPigeon expands in Cyprus and sponsors the 14th e-Commerce Conference

NICOSIA, Cyprus, 2022-Sep-28 — /EPR Network/ — ContactPigeon, one of the leading omnichannel customer engagement platforms for retailers in Europe and the USA, expands its operations in Cyprus. By building up a special team of professionals that will be based in the neighboring country, ContactPigeon will be providing its customer engagement services to its cross-industry clients that are operating there. With this expansion, the Greek startup aims to consolidate its reach to the thriving Cyprus market. 

Furthermore, ContactPigeon becomes an official sponsor for the 14th e-Commerce Conference that took place in Nicosia, Cyprus on the 20th of September 2022.

“After attending a very successful conference in Bulgaria, our Pigeons are kicking off autumn with some new adventures. Having several clients in the fast-developing market of Cyprus, we have first-hand knowledge about the impact of eCommerce in the neighboring country, but we have also seen the challenges that retailers face daily. Therefore, by investing in the development of the Cypriot market, we wish to effectively assist businesses that want to evolve and exceed from the competition. We are very excited about this new journey!,” said George Mirotsos, CEO and co-founder of ContactPigeon.

The E-Commerce Conference by IMH is a benchmark for the e-commerce industry in Cyprus. With industry experts as keynote speakers and leading businesses as sponsors and participants, the conference presents the upcoming, international trends in the e-commerce sector as well as case studies that provide attendees with valuable knowledge and insights. The 14th E-Commerce Conference is addressed to entrepreneurs, Commercial Managers, Marketing & Communication and advertising professionals, Digital Managers, and also those who are interested to start operating in the e-Commerce sector.

This year, the participants had the opportunity to meet with ContactPigeon members at its booth and learn about the company’s activities and the benefits of its omnichannel customer engagement platform.

About ContactPigeon

ContactPigeon empowers marketing leaders and business owners with the only omnichannel customer engagement platform built for retailers. The platform is designed to deliver perfectly timed and personalized messages for each customer, regardless of whether the point of contact is offline or online. The company has been awarded numerous industry awards and distinctions since 2015 and is also a member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy movement. Its client base consists of hundreds of retailers in Europe and the USA such as Fujitsu, Tommy Hilfiger, GAP, and L’OREAL.


Anna Fotopoulou
Content Marketing Coordinator
+30 211 8006178

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 in Cyprus, through expert leadership, cooperation and support. The brand will be developed with local adaptation to global best practice.

The partnership between the world’s largest voluntary food retail chain and Cyprus’s leading retail company will bring a new dynamic to the competitive retail market in the country. Both entities bring a wealth of experience and expertise to this new venture. SPAR, which has 12,545 stores in 44 countries, recently reported sales of €33.1 billion for 2016.

Today (JULY 10, 2017), Ermes is the leading retail company in Cyprus in Apparel, Cosmetics, DIY and Electronics, operating more than 90 retail shops, seven of which are in Greece, with over 75,000sq m of retail space. Ermes retail brands portfolio includes Debenhams, NEXT, Oviesse, Forever 21, Armani Exchange, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, Superdry, Desigual, Pepe jeans, Springfield, Cortefiel, Oasis, Warehouse and many more.

SPAR Cyprus will focus on the opening of company owned food retail outlets, whilst in parallel expanding the SPAR footprint of stores through actively partnering with independent retailers. The first SPAR stores to open in Cyrus are planned for Q1 2018 with a target of opening of more than 20 SPAR Supermarkets over the coming five years. The stores will be both independent retailer conversions to the SPAR brand and new company owned greenfield SPAR Supermarkets to be developed by Ermes.

SPAR International is providing support through retail layout and design, own brand product procurement, retail staff training and development, supply chain optimisation, retail location assessment, project management, retail operations, and brand building marketing campaigns. This access to international SPAR best practice will be combined with local expertise and skills to provide independent retailers with a full package of solutions and tools to enable them to thrive and survive in a very competitive market. The range of international support services to independents does not currently exist within the other buying groups in the market.

Speaking about the announcement, Managing Director of SPAR International Tobias Wasmuht said “The introduction of SPAR to Cyprus provides the leading independent retailers of Cyprus the possibility to respond to growing market concentration in Cyprus of national and international chains, whilst meeting the needs of both local and international tourist shoppers. Unifying together as SPAR Cyprus permits the progressive independent retailers of Cyprus to maintain their independence, whilst seizing the benefits of a strong international food retail brand with the scale benefits of a buying group operating on both a national and international level. We are delighted to partner with the Ermes Group to bring SPAR to Cyprus and are confident in the future success of our partnership”.

Marios Shacolas of the Ermes Group said “The Ermes Group’s Vision for the future is to maintain market leadership in Cyprus and through new strategic alliances and associations create the right framework for continued profitable growth without compromising our social responsibility. Whilst we will benefit from the SPAR global network and support services, we will not lose sight of our need to strengthen local manufacturers, distributors and retailers, giving back to our local economy. This new partnership with SPAR is the perfect opportunity to achieve this vision and we are very confident in this new venture.”


SPAR International
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

H&M opens first store in Cyprus

H&M opens first store in Cyprus
H&M opens first store in Cyprus


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Sep-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — After months of anticipation, the first H&M store in Cyprus, located on Ledra Street in Nicosia has finally opened its doors. By 12 pm more than 1.000 H&M fans lined up outside of the new H&M store.

Sandrine Galparoli, Country Manager of Cyprus, Greece and Bulgaria, was on the red carpet to cut the ribbon and to welcome the first eager shoppers along with Lia Tsampounieraki, Block Manager and Christina Davanou, Store Manager. The three first lucky people in line received gift cards of 300€, 200€ and 100€ respectively, and the following 1,000 people received gift cards from 5€ to 50€. The first 1,000 people in the store also received a limited edition tote bag and gift celebrating the opening of the very first H&M store in Cyprus.

“We are really thrilled to open our first store in Cyprus, a market with a lot of potential that now is a part of the big H&M family. The new six floor store is a result of the fantastic work of our employees and we are happy to celebrate its opening today along with our customers”, says Sandrine Galparoli, Country Manager of Cyprus, Greece & Bulgaria.

The H&M store in Nicosia will feature fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way for the entire family, in a store of more than 3.000 square meters. Concepts including Beauty, Underwear, Accessories, Divided, Trend, Η&Μ+, Η&Μ Mama and Η&Μ Sport will be available in the store.

For more information, visit and follow the conversation using the official hashtag #HMCYPRUS.

The store will be open Monday – Friday 09:00 am – 9:00 pm, Saturday – Sunday 09:00 am – 8:00 pm.

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on Nasdaq Stockholm. H&M’s business idea is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands & Other Stories, Cheap Monday, COS, Monki and Weekday as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has more than 4,100 stores in 63 markets including franchise markets. In 2015, sales including VAT were SEK 210 billion and the number of employees is more than 148,000. For further information, visit

For any further information, please contact:
Maria Kokkali
H&M Press Officer
Tel: +30 216 600 4068
Mob: +30 69404 67 047

Source: H&M