SPAR India opens its sixth hypermarket in Bangalore, its 19th overall in the country

India, 2018-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR India has launched its sixth store in Bangalore, its 19th overall in the country. The new SPAR Hypermarket offers customers an innovative shopping experience at the Vega City Mall in the south of the city. The store spans 5,100 m² and has over 50,000 products with 25 checkout […]

SPAR: The final issue of Contact International for 2017 is now out

The final issue of Contact International for 2017 is now out.  Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In this edition, we showcase the value of investment in new store growth with the best in class developments of INTERSPAR in Hungary and SUPERSPAR in South Africa – two great examples of world-class, large […]

SPAR India launches online campaign #SayYesToMillets

India, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Once a staple food source in India, Millets have fallen out of fashion over the last few decades – replaced by rice and wheat. Now, with the increase in diabetes and allergies such as gluten intolerance, this group of small seed grasses that have been widely cultivated as […]

SPAR Albania celebrates its first anniversary

Albania, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of its first anniversary and to the delight of shoppers, SPAR Albania has run several successful customer promotions, building on their successes since the launch of the brand in October 2016. The promotional campaigns have included the first-ever lottery which resulted in 72 lucky winners with […]

SPAR Poland launches new mobile app

Poland, 2017-Dec-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Poland has launched a new mobile app for both Apple and Android devices, providing customers with an additional sales and communication channel. The app’s slogan, “My App, my SPAR”, is a play on SPAR Poland’s new brand proposition, announced in October called, “My Neighbourhood, my SPAR”. The application […]

SPAR Austria introducES new organic SPAR enjoy ice tea range

Austria, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — After the successful launch of the SPAR enjoy super fruit juice range earlier this year, SPAR Austria has tapped into another beverage trend with the introduction of its new organic SPAR enjoy ice tea range, which comes in various delicious flavour combinations: Turmeric & Ginger, Rooibos & Herbs […]

SPAR Netherlands opens a SPAR City store and two new SPAR Express stores

Netherlands, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Netherlands recently opened three new stores of two different formats — a SPAR City store and two new SPAR Express stores — one of which is the first SPAR Express store to open along a highway. Rollout of SPAR Express stores The two new SPAR Express stores, […]

SPAR Hungary partner wins numerous industry-recognised awards

Hungary, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Hungary continues to invest in different areas of the business, from launching new product ranges to rolling out new stores. Here we take a look at a few recent initiatives that are helping to grow the brand and that have led to the partner winning a number […]

SPAR India supports local farming community school in Soppahalli village, near Bangalore

India, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Community involvement is a key aspect of SPAR’s vision and in India, SPAR has been taking steps to positively impact the lives of employees, customers and other members of the communities it serves. Recently, this led to an opportunity to support a local farming community school in Soppahalli village, […]

SPAR China Partners further expands with new store openings

China, 2017-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the last few months, SPAR China Partners have opened a number of new stores in different regions, varying from SPAR Neighbourhood and a SPAR lifestyle Supermarket to large SPAR Hypermarkets, showing the diversity of the SPAR format in this highly competitive market. SPAR Guangdong opens three new […]

SPAR Zimbabwe highlights its recent charitable initiatives

Zimbabwe, 2017-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Zimbabwe is actively involved in supporting charitable initiatives and is working hard to make a real difference to the communities in which it operates. Here we highlight some recent initiatives. Community garden project SPAR Kadoma has been very busy this year, with several exciting community development projects underway. […]

SPAR South Africa holds KwaZulu Natal Junior Chef competition

South Africa, 2017-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Six young aspirant chefs took to their cooking stations recently in this year’s finals of the SPAR South Africa KwaZulu Natal Junior Chef competition. The young primary school finalists battled it out for the first-place spot with twelve year old, Ryleigh Rutherford, taking home the honours with a […]

SPAR Slovenia a proud sponsor of the EuroBasket Champions

Slovenia, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Slovenia has been the sponsor of the national basketball team for 17 years and this year’s sponsorship was extra special with the team being crowned European Champions at the EuroBasket finals in Istanbul. There were more than 7,000 Slovenians in the stands to support their team and […]

SPAR Austria opens newly expanded and modernised academy following €10 million investment

Vienna, Austria, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The SPAR Academy in Vienna is one of Europe’s most innovative development centres, offering training to 300 apprentices. Showing its commitment to employee development, SPAR Austria recently invested around €10 million in the expansion and modernisation of the academy. The new facilities offer high-tech materials and new methods of […]

SPAR Hungary introduces its 30-day lifestyle change mobile app

Hungary, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Hungary recently introduced its 30-day lifestyle change mobile app, helping those who wish to take steps to improve their health. The app users are given access to dietary plans developed by nutritional experts, training programmes, and other useful tips to help them reach their goals. The SPAR Lifestyle […]

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 […]

SPAR further expands in Georgia with its 36th store and still to open 10 more by year-end

Georgia, 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Georgia are delighted with their progress having opened eight new stores in a few months, bringing the total number of SPAR stores in the country to 36, five of which are operated by SPAR Georgia’s sub-license partners. SPAR Georgia has now penetrated three new local markets and […]

SPAR UK Partner, A.F. Blakemore celebrates 100 years of business with new initiatives

SPAR UK Partner, A.F. Blakemore celebrates 100 years of business with new initiatives   United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Partner, A.F. Blakemore, is celebrating 100 years of business and has undertaken a number of new initiatives that add value to the local communities it serves. Installation of defibrillators The partner has […]

SPAR Slovenia announces the winner of its Start It Up, Slovenia! Project

SPAR Slovenia announces the winner of its Start It Up, Slovenia! Project   Slovenia, 2017-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Twelve ideas, twelve products, one winner. SPAR Slovenia together with the Formitas Agency and POPTV broadcasting company, entered into an innovative seven-month partnership to give young Slovenian entrepreneurs the chance of an exclusive business opportunity […]

SPAR Italy Partners sponsor Serie A team FC Crotone for the 2017/2018 season

SPAR Italy Partners sponsor Serie A team FC Crotone for the 2017/2018 season   Italy, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two SPAR Italy Partners are sponsoring Serie A football teams this season. DESPAR Southern and Central Italy Partner, Maiora is sponsoring Serie A (Italy’s top football league) team FC Crotone during the 2017/2018 season. […]

SPAR Guangdong supports programmes for children in Dongguan Province

SPAR Guangdong supports programmes for children in Dongguan Province   Guangdong, China, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Partners in China are very actively involved in community initiatives. Here, we share details of only two of the recently held programmes for children, focused on Dongguan Province. SPAR Guangdong launched the Hazeline Jingxin Green Backpack Charitable event for […]

SPAR supports Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2017-Sep-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — With 328 days until the start of the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships, of which SPAR is the principal sponsor, the organisers have announced that an unprecedented 75,000 tickets have already been sold for the six day event from 7-12 August. The championships will be staged as […]

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 […]