SPAR Norway tackles food waste with 50% off on all freshly baked bread one hour before closing time

Norway, 2017-Sep-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Norway is aiming to reduce food waste by 270 tons a year. How does it hope to achieve this? By offering a 50 percent discount on all freshly baked bread one hour before closing time. Before officially launching the bread waste reduction scheme in August, it was […]

SPAR Croatia successfully converts 40 Billa stores into SPAR

Croatia, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Earlier this year, SPAR Croatia’s acquisition of all Billa stores in the country was approved and within just two months, 40 Billa stores were converted to SPAR. The deal also included the takeover of the former Billa logistics centre. The acquired stores are located throughout Croatia, from Istria […]

SPAR Poland accelerates its expansion this summer with new store openings

SPAR Poland accelerates its expansion this summer with new store openings   Poland, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s been a busy summer for SPAR Poland with the opening of four new stores in the space of just one week and the planning of more at an advanced stage. SPAR in Poland is systematically […]

SPAR Ireland launches new community initiative to deliver life-saving defibrillator at every EUROSPAR Supermarket

Ireland, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Ireland has launched a new community initiative, which aims to deliver a life-saving defibrillator at every EUROSPAR Supermarket. There are currently 50 EUROSPAR Supermarkets nationwide ensuring new defibrillators become available throughout the country – many in areas where a defibrillator is not currently available. Michael Lyster of […]

SPAR highlights key themes of the 62nd International SPAR Congress at the third issue of Contact International 2017

Gran Canaria, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In this edition, we highlight the key themes of the 62nd International SPAR Congress, which took place on the island of Gran Canaria in May. At this year’s Congress, we celebrated the 85th anniversary of SPAR with the theme ‘Better Together for 85 years’. Better Together is […]

SPAR announces Cystic Fibrosis Ireland as its new national charity partner

Ireland, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR has announced that Cystic Fibrosis Ireland will be its new national charity partner for the next two years. SPAR has vowed to raise up to €300,000 during this time for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland through collection boxes in 400 SPAR stores nationwide, a donation on selected SPAR Own […]

SPAR Austria trainee, Nadine Ascher awarded with Golden Badge of Achievement at the Tyrolean apprentice competition

Austria, 2017-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Austria trainee, Nadine Ascher, from the SPAR store in Brixlegg, Tyrol, outperformed strong competition at the Tyrolean apprentice competition and was awarded with the Golden Badge of Achievement. This award once again highlights SPAR Austria’s commitment to the development of young talent. Nadine, 18, prevailed against many […]

SPAR India opens its 18th store located in the Prozone Mall in the city of Coimbatore

India, 2017-Aug-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR India has officially opened its 18th store – a new and innovative supermarket in the Prozone Mall in the city of Coimbatore. This next generation SPAR Hypermarket offers customers an exciting shopping experience with the use of state-of-the-art technology. The Coimbatore store spans 2,787 m2 and offers a […]

SPAR Ireland promotes healthy lifestyle through SPAR FitLive running series

SPAR Ireland promotes healthy lifestyle through SPAR FitLive running series   Dublin, Ireland, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — A SPAR-sponsored running event took place recently in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Over 3,000 people participated in the 5 and 10k races, many of whom were taking part in an official run for the first time. The […]

SPAR Hungary completes renewal and renovation of two supermarkets in Budapest as part of its store modernisation program

Hungary, 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Hungary recently renewed two stores in Budapest with a budget of more than 500 million HUF (€1.6 million). The SPAR Partner is constantly monitoring and meeting customer demands and store modernisation forms an important part of this. During the first half of this year, SPAR Hungary implemented major […]

SPAR celebrates 85th anniversary in the Netherlands

Netherlands, 2017-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year, SPAR celebrates its 85th anniversary. In the Netherlands, where the brand was founded back in 1932, this is being celebrated with a new brand building campaign and a new e-commerce platform. At a store level, the campaign is being carried out with an updated look-and-feel for […]

SPAR India customers delighted with its latest gift card concept

SPAR India customers delighted with its latest gift card concept   India, 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The gifting industry in India is considered to be worth a massive $30 billion a year. Gifting customs have changed but solutions haven’t always kept pace. SPAR India recognise this and aim to grow their share of […]

SPAR Austria highlight its CSR initiatives

SPAR Austria highlight its CSR initiatives   Austria, 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Responsible retailing and community involvement are high on SPAR Austria’s agenda and deeply rooted in its corporate culture. SPAR Austria is actively engaging in CSR initiatives at national, regional and local levels. Here we highlight some recent examples which underline the […]

SPAR Italy partner Maiora opens its newest store in the city of Bari

Italy, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Maiora, SPAR Partner for South-East and Central Italy, is delighted with customer reactions to their newest store, located at the main railway station in the city of Bari. Catering to the 38,000 commuters each day, this store is the first convenience supermarket located on the main platform of […]

SPAR UK partners donate hours of employee time to support youth project in South Wales

SPAR UK partners donate hours of employee time to support youth project in South Wales   An army of 40 volunteers from Blakemore Trade Partners has donated 520 hours of employee time supporting a youth project in South Wales. South Wales, 2017-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Volunteers from the division’s Trading Department rolled up […]

SPAR Spain highlights programmes supported by partners

SPAR Spain highlights programmes supported by partners   SPAR in Spain support many initiatives on an ongoing basis; here we highlight two recent programmes which were supported by partners. Spain, 2017-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Approximately 350,000 children in Spain are considered to be in need of supplementary nutrition to meet their daily needs. […]

SPAR India CIO Sunil Nair listed in the top 50 CIO’s across all industries in the Indian market

India, 2017-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Individual recognition has been given to Sunil Nair, CIO SPAR India, for his exemplary technology initiatives and IT leadership, earning him a position in the top 50 CIO’s across all industries in the Indian market. This recognition came from the Big CIO Show, which is an exclusive initiative […]

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 […]

SPAR Hungary announces further expansion in the first half of 2017

Hungary, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Hungary has announced impressive growth figures for 2016, growing partnerships with independent retailers and further expansion in the first half of 2017. 2016 marked SPAR’s 25th anniversary in Hungary. During the year, SPAR Hungary announced the opening of 46 new stores across the country, including 22 SPAR […]

SPAR Spain further expands with opening of three new supermarkets

Spain, 2017-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three different partners opened new SPAR Supermarkets in June; ranging from a convenience store in Tenerife of 300 sqm through to two large supermarkets in Canyelles and Almendralejo, each with 1,000 sqm sales area. The ongoing commitment by all partners in Spain to growing the brand through opening […]

SPAR UK’s Shop & Win campaign is back with new digital innovations and even bigger prizes

United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the back of its great success last year, SPAR’s multi award-winning footfall driving campaign, Shop & Win, is back this summer with new digital innovations, even bigger prizes, and stunning pop-art imagery to tie in with SPAR UK’s 60th anniversary theme. Shop & Win has received […]

SPAR India recognized with 6 awards; highlighting the success of their business strategy

India, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR India have won within the past few months several key awards – Best Application of Technology Award, Large Format Retailer of the Year, and three Coca-Cola Golden Spoon Awards, demonstrating great industry recognition for their successes! One of the key qualities of SPAR India is to continuously […]

SPAR releases The second issue of Contact International for 2017

Düsseldorf, 2017-Jun-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In this edition, we share the 2016 SPAR worldwide results and reflect on what was another hugely successful year for the SPAR Brand with growth of 4.5%. We look at the trends arising from this year’s EuroShop and SPAR Store Development Seminar in Düsseldorf and we share the […]

SPAR Continues Expansion in The Middle East

Oman, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR has continued its rapid expansion in the Middle East following its entry into the Omani retail market in 2015 in partnership with local business conglomerate Khimji Ramdas. The recent opening of the latest SPAR store in Oman – a 200m2 SPAR Express store based on the forecourt of the […]

New partnership to expand SPAR Brand in Southeast China

SPAR China Partners show increased revenue, growth in store numbers and announce new partner China, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International (“SPAR”) and Yunnan Anning Jinfang Commercial Group (“Jinfang”) have announced a new partnership agreement authorising Jinfang to grow the SPAR Brand in Southeast China across Yunnan Province, Liu Pan Shui City, Bijie City, […]

SPAR Poland further expands in Krakow with two new store developments

Poland, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Poland continues to grow in Krakow, the most popular tourist location in the country. With the support of SPAR Poland, independent SPAR retailer Slawomir Rupikowski has successfully converted two locations where a very well-known local competitor brand was previously operating. The SPAR retailer, who joined SPAR Poland […]

SPAR now operates 1,000 stores in Spain

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 […]

SPAR Switzerland highlights five core values in new marketing campaign

Switzerland, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whilst the theme of the campaign is about being a good neighbour, it is not simply a reference to location but more importantly to involvement in communities and with consumers at an emotive level. Five core values are highlighted in the campaign – values that are not just […]

ITALY: DESPAR Maiora announces winners of its three-month-long online competition, Click and Win

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017-Mar-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Italy Partner, DESPAR Maiora, has revealed the winners of its three-month-long online competition, Click and Win. The fun and innovative campaign was run by SPAR in Southern and Central Italy. The competition was hosted on DESPAR Maiora’s Facebook page and customers could play once a day […]

SPAR fundraising initiative raised more than €18,000 for Children’s Cancer Aid Switzerland

For 15 years, SPAR has been a reliable partner of Children’s Cancer Aid Switzerland, providing support to affected families through fundraising campaigns. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017-Mar-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every year “Gleam of Hope” shopping bags go on sale instore for a limited period of time as a way of raising money for the […]