SPAR International news

14 June 2022
SPAR International published its 2021 annual report with a 3.3% growth on global turnover at €41.2 bn, even better against 2019 at +10.7%. Europe’s dominance continues Europe’s responsible for 80% of the global turnover of the SPAR business, reporting positive year on year growth. Western Europe took €25.6 bn in 2021 which was +1.8% year on year and +13.4% vs 2019. Other European markets in...
23 May 2022
Finiper-owned, Iper has introduced a new private label range, which claims to deliver high-quality products. Meanwhile, SPAR Italy and Esselunga revealed its 2021 results, both reporting an increase in sales. Separately, Coop Italia plans to increase its private label to support shoppers during this increasingly difficult economic environment.  Iper introduces its ‘Patto Qualità Iper’ private ...
12 April 2022
SPAR International has announced it has selected Spaaza, with the latter supporting it on the development of SPAR’s personalised loyalty and savings platform. Solution to offer SPAR’s global partners with new ways to engage shoppers SPAR International said Spaaza will help its partners globally to increase their shopper engagement ‘ through the provision of personalised offers ’. SPAR Inter...
30 March 2022
The SPAR Austria Group saw its food businesses, which operate in Austria, Croatia, Hungary, northern Italy, and Slovenia, grow sales by 4%, to €15.09 bn. SPAR Group noted its performance across all its operates had been significantly impacted by the on-going effects of the pandemic. Positive performance in its home market SPAR Austria reported its food retail business enjoyed sales growth o...
22 November 2021
Italian retailers continue to expand their presence in the market. Codè Crai Ovest is investing to expand its network by 30 stores in early 2022, while ESD Italia is planning to invest €600m to grow its network and Gruppo VéGé has expanded its network by the return of the Coal group to its alliance. Finally, Glovo has partnered with SPAR Italia’s regional operator Maiora to offer shoppers a quick...
13 October 2021
SPAR International has launched a new private label brand range across Europe, under the SPAR N°1 Value brand name. The company said the range was aimed at providing ‘ shoppers with an even wider choice of quality, everyday essentials at great prices ’. Launch to begin in Europe, then internationally SPAR International said shoppers in Europe would get access to the N°1 Value range first, b...
27 September 2021
As part of its partnership with Too Good To Go, which was announced in December 2020 , SPAR has said it has been able to save one million meals globally in the last nine months. Milestone highlights impact of SPAR collaboration The partnership with Too Good To Go has seen it work with SPAR across 13 markets, or 1,850 SPAR retailers, in Europe. The impact of this partnership, which saw To...
13 September 2021
Our latest research provides recommendations on how you should prepare for energy transition in convenience retail. Available to IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: The future for forecourts in Europe Below are some of the key highlights… Looking for more insight? Retail Analysis subscribers can read more here: Your guide to convenience...
16 August 2021
SPAR International has partnered with Naveo Commerce as part of its global digital transformation strategy. The partnership will provide SPAR country organisations and retailers with a fully customisable ecommerce solution. Naveo Commerce is described as an end-to-end ecommerce and fulfilment technology provider, who will support SPAR International’s attempts to assist and drive the optimisati...
13 July 2021
With private label share of sales rising across much of Western Europe, we’ve published a series of three brand new reports for IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: Private label in Europe Private label trends in Western Europe 10 retailers winning in private label in Western Europe Here are some of the key highlights: 1. France, Portugal and Spain are am...