SPAR Switzerland launches new customer loyalty card “SPAR Friends”

SPAR Switzerland launches new customer loyalty card “SPAR Friends”

 

Switzerland, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Switzerland has launched a new customer loyalty card “SPAR Friends” in all SPAR Supermarkets in the country, providing numerous benefits to cardholders.

Every week, SPAR Friends cardholders can enjoy discounts on products and every thousandth customer shopping with the SPAR Friends card receives a full refund of that transaction. A few very lucky cardholders will also stand the chance of winning one of 20 emission-free BMW i3 or Mini Cooper cars. The winners will be randomly drawn from the list of all SPAR Friends cardholders at the end of May.

The card does not require point collecting – customers benefit with each purchase at the cash register. Each week, in addition to the many SPAR promotions, SPAR Friends benefit from an additional four to five products available at promotional prices and featured instore.

The SPAR Friends customer card, which can also be used as a keychain, is available to all SPAR Switzerland customers aged 16 and older and can be found in any SPAR Supermarket in the country. All shoppers have to do is provide their name and e-mail address. If cardholders also indicate their home address, they will also receive at no cost the quarterly SPAR magazine featuring recipes, valuable promotional information and other interesting tips.

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About SPAR Switzerland

SPAR Switzerland, originally an independent family-owned company with a local shareholder structure, was founded in 1989, when it was granted the licence by SPAR International to operate the brand.

In 2000, the family-owned business was transformed into a holding company with three operating companies: SPAR Handels AG, TopCC AG and SPAR Management AG. This move helped to give the company a modern, future-oriented structure. The business has recorded steady growth over the years, combining corporate and independently owned stores, spanning forecourt retailing to large supermarkets.

Contact:

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

Source: Spar International

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110 young professionals complete apprenticeship at SPAR Switzerland

Switzerland, 2017-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Switzerland is one of the most successful training companies in Swiss retail trade. Recently, 110 young professionals received their certificate of competence after completing their apprenticeship examinations in one of the four professions offered at SPAR: Fully Trained Merchant, Retail Expert, Retail Assistant and Logistics Specialist.

Training plays a major role at SPAR Switzerland and is led by supervisors and trainers of the SPAR Academy. The academy provides diverse and practice-oriented training, complemented by various internal courses, including preparatory courses for the final exam. In addition to the four existing training professions, SPAR Switzerland will soon include training for Transportation Experts.

Laura Pironato is one the 110 graduate apprentices and will soon be working as an Assistant Near-food Range Manager. She is benefiting from the interesting career opportunities at SPAR Switzerland, which also offers her the chance to choose the road to independence, for example as a franchisee in the successful SPAR Partner system.

Laura was very well prepared during her training: “As a trainee I was able to learn a lot about the company. Through my permanent employment after my training I am able to use this knowledge and the acquired skills. I look forward to getting to learn more about the connections between various departments and additional processes. “

Contact:

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

Source: Spar International

SPAR Switzerland further expands with two new store openings: SPAR express Zurich Theatre and SPAR supermarket in Eschen

Zurich, Switzerland, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Two recent store openings reflect a strong focus on tailored fresh offerings meeting the customer requirements of each location.

Opening SPAR express Zurich Theatre

At the end of December, a new SPAR express store was opened adjacent to the famous Zurich Theatre. The store, with a sales area of 120m², offers everything needed on a daily basis for the very varied customer types including commuters, passers-by, businessmen, students, residents, early birds, visitors of the theatre, tourists and night owls! This focus on the customer is also reflected in the opening hours which are from Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

A highlight of this new SPAR express store is the large take-away fresh food department with crispy salads, fruit cups, muesli and an extensive choice of sandwiches located in the centre of the store. Additionally, there is a focus on the changing needs of customers throughout the day: Cappuccino and croissants for commuters and passers-by in the morning; a changing lunch offer for students in a take-away-box; and snacks and champagne to be enjoyed during breaks by visitors to the Zurich Theatre in the evening.

The store manager of the new SPAR express is Pia Jehli – a long-time SPAR retailer who previously ran the SPAR Supermarket Regensdorf with great success. In 2012, she received the SPAR Switzerland award – SPAR Store Manager of the Year – for her outstanding performance.

SPAR opens supermarket in Eschen

Within only one week, a full conversion was made to a former supermarket in Eschen ensuring it re-opened at the beginning of January as a new concept and with new managers. Store Managers Markus and Petra Bühler are delighted to be able to operate under the SPAR Brand and also that they could retain the original store team.

This SPAR offers a competitively-priced, fresh and healthy food range; has an extensive choice of regional and organic products and a large selection of fruit and vegetables. Unique within SPAR Switzerland is the offer of homemade stone oven bread and pastries sourced from the well-known bakery Georg AG, enabling customers to purchase fresh bread all day right through to closing.

The full team of 10 employees and the two managers are proud of the extensive fresh offer and the new concept.

Contact:

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

Source: Spar International

SPAR Switzerland announces this year’s Gleam of Hope Christmas campaign in support of Children’s Cancer Aid Switzerland

Switzerland, 2016-Nov-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Switzerland launched its Gleam of Hope Christmas campaign 15 years ago for the first time. Held every year in the build-up to Christmas, the campaign is run in support of Children’s Cancer Aid Switzerland.

The campaign provides support to affected families by helping to finance family holidays that give one a chance to take a break and regain energy.

Each year, the campaign is promoted instore with the Gleam of Hope paper bag. This year, SPAR Switzerland has re-designed the popular shopping bag, giving the campaign a fresh new look and feel. For every paper bag that’s purchased, 10 cents is donated to Children’s Cancer Aid Switzerland.

The 2016 campaign was launched in SPAR stores across the country in early November and runs until the end of December.

In 2015, all customers purchasing Schellen-Ursli products at SPAR stores in Switzerland also supported Children’s Cancer Aid. In total more than €14,000 was raised.

Contact:

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

Source: Spar International

SPAR Switzerland introduces new range of ready-to-eat meals

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fresh and carefully prepared food always tastes great. The SPAR enjoy product line now offers complete meals and extra vegetables. Customers can choose between two menus including a meat option and a vegetarian menu.

The new SPAR enjoy meals are carefully prepared by professionals with fresh natural ingredients, packed in plastic trays and sealed airtight. All meat dishes contain local Swiss meat. The meals are prepared free of artificial additives such as aromas, colouring or preservatives.

The SPAR enjoy meals are not just ultra-fresh; they are also ultra-fast to prepare. The tray with protective foil can simply be reheated in the microwave in 3 to 4 minutes. The packaging is also perfect for heating in a steam cooker.

The meals, Piccata Milanese, Chicken breast & Risotto and Ravioli Limone, are available in all SPAR Express stores and larger SPAR Supermarkets in Switzerland.

Contact:

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

Source: Spar International

SPAR Switzerland launches two new healthy SPAR Natur pur snacks: Organic spelt cookies and organic mini corn cakes

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Switzerland is helping customers to stay fit and strong with the launch of two new healthy SPAR Natur pur snacks: Organic spelt cookies and organic mini corn cakes.

A healthy snack can help increase performance and concentration in day-to-day life, be that at school, at work or during exercise. SPAR’s organic Natur pur snacks are made of 100% natural ingredients and are a great addition or alternative to fresh fruit and vegetables, containing no artificial additives, preservatives or flavourings.

Spelt, an ancient grain dating back to the Bronze Age, is nutritious and easily digestible. The new spelt cookies in the SPAR Natur pur range are 100% natural, containing organic sugar and flour sourced from Austria. Their crunchy texture makes them truly irresistible.

The second new product – organic mini corn cakes with a tangy and fresh taste of sour cream and onion – are the ideal savoury snack and are also suitable for people intolerant to gluten. Only organic ingredients have been used for these delicious treats.

Contact:

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

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SPAR Switzerland launches two new healthy SPAR Natur pur snacks: Organic spelt cookies and organic mini corn cakes
SPAR Switzerland launches two new healthy SPAR Natur pur snacks: Organic spelt cookies and organic mini corn cakes

 

Source: Spar International