SPAR Poland re-launches its SPAR Express store in Krakow

Poland, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Poland has re-launched its SPAR Express store in Krakow, located next to the famous Wawel Castle, introducing a new convenience model to the market. The store meets the easy shopping standards and flexibility demanded by city centre locations. SPAR Poland aims to increase the number of SPAR Express stores located in city centres through its multi-format offer – providing greater convenience to busy customers.

The new SPAR Express store is located in a popular tourist destination. SPAR Poland addresses the needs of international tourists by using both Polish and English names for category communication. The product range is strongly focused on fresh and Food-to-Go, dedicated mostly to customers looking for convenient, ready-meal solutions. The store offers a wide choice of sandwiches, wraps, salads and fresh juice. A strong emphasis was placed on high quality coffee with Costa coffee being offered instore, accompanied by a selection of muffins, donuts and croissants.

The operating costs of the store were carefully considered. For example, the product range was selected to match the requirements of a convenience store aimed at meeting varied customer needs. A convenient location, quick shopping layout, price and quality ratio, as well as a healthy product offering, were all factors given a lot of attention in light of today’s customer demands.

SPAR Poland plans to roll out this concept to other city centre locations, after making any adjustments necessary based on the outcome of the pilot and adaptations required for each location. Being able to offer this alternative concept will attract new independent retailers.

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

Source: Spar International

SPAR Netherlands inaugurates its first SPAR Express store located in Geertruidenberg

Netherlands, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Netherlands has achieved another great milestone with the opening of its first SPAR Express forecourt store located in Geertruidenberg, in the province of North Brabant. The launch of additional SPAR Express stores is now in the planning.

To develop its network of SPAR Express forecourt stores, SPAR Netherlands has entered into an agreement with EFR, the operating company of Texaco service stations. The SPAR Express format has been in operation in a number of other SPAR countries for many years now. While suitable for a variety of high-footfall locations like railway stations, airports and city centres, for the time being SPAR Netherlands has chosen to only develop the SPAR Express format at service stations.

Following the launch of the Geertruidenberg forecourt store two additional SPAR Express stores were opened recently in the Netherlands, one in The Hague and another in Amstelveen, close to Amsterdam. Both store openings were celebrated with a festive opening ceremony and promotional campaigns, including discount coupons for residents and local companies. Two more SPAR Express stores will soon be opened in Arnhem and Wateringen.

The new forecourt stores will add to the existing SPAR City store developments in the country, which also focus on the combination of convenient, Food-to-Go products with daily grocery ranges.

The product range for each store will be adapted to the location and needs of local residents. Each store’s range will also feature car related products such as engine oil and washer fluid. “The new SPAR Express stores are going to be grocery stores where you can also fill up the car and not the other way round”, said SPAR Netherlands Commercial Director, Susanne Kroon.

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

Source: Spar International