INTERSPAR to build the most modern shopping centre in Austria at Steyr

INTERSPAR to build the most modern shopping centre in Austria at Steyr

 

Austria, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The most modern INTERSPAR shopping centre in Austria will be built in Upper Austria’s district capital Steyr. Approval for the project was given by Mayor Gerald Hackl and Managing Director INTERSPAR Austria, Markus Kaser. Throughout the full year of construction, the INTERSPAR Hypermarket will remain open.

€21.1 million for the most modern INTERSPAR shopping centre
“In just over a year, the first customers will experience a new shopping paradise here,” said Markus Kaser, Managing Director INTERSPAR Austria. The building will be completely excavated and redesigned in two construction phases. The INTERSPAR Hypermarket and the majority of the shops will stay open during the entire renovation. Only the INTERSPAR restaurant is expected to be temporarily closed from spring to autumn 2018.

“We intend to provide a friendly, bright and pleasant shopping atmosphere, a place where, in addition to delicious food, customers can also purchase everything for their daily needs,” explained Mr Kaser.  At the time of the reopening in late 2018, about 200 people will join a modern workplace in the shopping centre.

Positive impulse for the region’s economy
“The €21 million investment in the redevelopment of the INTERSPAR Hypermarket highlights the status of our city as a shopping and trading centre for the entire region. At the same time, a success story continues, which began with the opening in 1999 and continued through a broad and high-quality offer as well as the perfect customer service,”  said Mayor Gerald Hackl.

Contact:

SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

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INTERSPAR Austria donates €92,000 to SOS Children’s Villages to help provide shelter and care for abandoned and orphaned children

Austria, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — INTERSPAR has been an important partner of the Austrian charity, SOS Children’s Villages, for 12 years. The company recently donated €92,000 to the organisation, which provides shelter and care for abandoned, destitute and orphaned children.

To raise this money, INTERSPAR ran a campaign called ‘Every move counts’, whereby one Euro was donated to SOS Children’s Villages for every kilometre travelled by foot or by bike. A drawing competition for children involving the INTERSPAR mascot, INGO, also attracted a great deal of interest and support.

“We will continue to partner with SOS Children’s Villages, which offers thousands of children and adolescents in Austria much needed support, security and care,” said Markus Kaser, Managing Director of INTERSPAR Austria, when he handed over the cheque to Christian Moser, Managing Director SOS Children’s Village.

Founded in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental organisation, which protects the interests of children who have been separated from their families. The organisation, which is present in 130 countries around the world, helps to match children and young adolescents with a new family.

Contact:

SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

Austria now have another shopping option with INTERSPAR’s largest online food store

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — As of 20th September, shoppers in Austria now have an additional purchasing solution – the online INTERSPAR store, interspar.at, which features the largest food range available in the Austrian market.

Vienna shoppers first to benefit

To start with, the online store has been launched in Vienna before extending to other parts of the country, especially those with larger INTERSPAR Hypermarkets. Customers can choose to collect their shopping from centrally located pick-up boxes for €1 or have it delivered to their homes at a cost of €4.90. For those who spend more than €100 on a single order, no delivery fee is charged. If an order is placed before 12:00 noon, it’s possible to collect or have it delivered on the same day with pre-selected two-hour time slots.

Full offer across all departments

No department has been excluded from the online store with the broad selection of chilled and frozen products complementing the fresh and dry ranges available. Renowned for its excellent fresh offer, SPAR Austria’s online INTERSPAR store also includes the full delicatessen range found in INTERSPAR Hypermarkets and shoppers can choose either loose or pre-packed fruit and veg.

Advanced online solution

SPAR Austria has incorporated many elements of the most advanced online food solutions in its new online store. “You can order online from your couch and choose from about 20,000 products. Our trained staff shops for you and delivers the food to your front door,” said Markus Kaser, Managing Director INTERSPAR Austria. The development of this online solution has created approximately 100 new jobs.

Expanding existing online solutions

Already well known for its online wine store, which was launched 16 years ago, SPAR Austria has now taken a giant leap with this new online INTERSPAR store. Having addressed all the complexities of same-day delivery logistics; different temperature zone requirements; collection box solutions and the availability of an extensive range, SPAR Austria believes that its online store is the best example of ecommerce in their market. “With online sales at growth rates of 25% per year in Austria, the time is right to enter into the online retail market, complementing our brick and mortar INTERSPAR Hypermarkets which are known for their extensive range,” said Dr. Gerhard Drexel, CEO SPAR Austria.

Easy ordering, shopped personally

The online ordering process developed by SPAR Austria is fast, intuitive and easy to use on all devices, from PC to smartphone. Customers can search for food products by keyword, filtered according to pre-defined food preferences such as organic or vegetarian, and order with just a few clicks. “For delicatessen, meat, fruit and vegetables you simply specify the desired weight. During the entire shopping process the shopping cart with selected products and the total amount is visible. The online shop offers features like shopping lists and favourites and meets the highest safety standards,” said Markus Kaser. Customers can pay online by credit card, PayPal, bank transfer or by invoice. At the door, customers can pay by ATM or credit card.

Contact:

SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

SPAR Austria launches loyalty scheme for Jamie Oliver knives

Amsterdam, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Austria has announced it has a ‘sharp’ loyalty scheme in store for its customers: from 8 September 2016 to 14 January 2017, customers will be invited to save up loyalty points for a range of quality stainless-steel kitchen knives, designed in collaboration with British celebrity-chef, Jamie Oliver.

The range includes kitchen scissors, a meat fork and a sharpening tool.

“The Jamie Oliver knives stand out through their top quality and modern, ergonomic design,” explained Markus Kaser, Manager for INTERSPAR Austria, adding: “The new loyalty scheme helps our customers to acquire these exclusive products.”

For every €10 spent on groceries, customers will receive one traditional, or digital loyalty point – two on Wednesdays. Traditional points can be traded in for digital points at the instore information desks, to be compatible with the newly designed INTERSPAR ‘Sammelheft’ (collection point) App, which makes it easy to keep track of the number of points saved.

The collected loyalty points can be redeemed until 14 January 2017.

Contact:
Telephone: +31 20 626 6749
Email: info@spar-international.com

Source: SPAR Int.

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