SPAR International news

01 November 2017
We round up the latest news across some of SPAR International's largest and smallest markets in the region, including Hungary, Slovenia, Poland and Albania. SPAR Hungary modernises three stores SPAR Hungary has invested HUF 1.2bn (€3.9m) in modernising three stores. Two of the refurbished stores are located in Budapest , with one situated in Kisbér. Refurbishments in the stores in the c...
03 October 2017
We round up the latest news from SPAR across a range of European and Asian markets. SPAR Austria invests €21.1m in its ‘most modern INTERSPAR shopping centre’ … SPAR Austria has begun building its ‘most modern INTERSPAR shopping centre’ in Steyr, investing around €21.1m to do so. Commenting on the development, Markus Kaser, INTERSPAR Austria Managing Director said, ‘In just over a ye...
07 September 2017
We round up the latest European news from SPAR International, considering developments in Denmark and Central & Eastern Europe. SPAR Denmark: Dagrofa plans 25 new stores… Dagrofa is investing €6.7m in the expansion of 25 new SPAR stores in Denmark. By the end of 2017, Dagrofa plans to operate 142 SPAR stores. Having previously taken the decision to close its KIWI discount chain, Dagrofa is ...
20 July 2017
SPAR has unveiled a new online platform, which it describes as ‘faster, mobile user-friendly and useful to all (mobile) devices’ . It also provides recipe inspiration and additional product information, with same day delivery is available if orders are placed before 10:00. Convenience at the heart The website functionality allows shoppers to repeat orders, based on their shopping history. ...
10 July 2017
We review the latest developments from SPAR International as SPAR enters Cyprus, runs a barbecue truck tour in Hungary and continues expansion in Zimbabwe. SPAR enters Cyprus… SPAR International is partnering with Ermes Department Stores PLC, a member of The Cyprus Trading Corporation PLC as it looks to launch SPAR in the country. The first store is expected to launch in Q1 2018, while o...
03 July 2017
SPAR International plans to establish 300 new convenience stores in Thailand by 2020. This will be done in partnership with the Bangchak Retail Company (BCR) and DHL Supply Chain. DHL has track record in Thailand & internationally Commenting on the development, Tom Rose, Head of Operations at SPAR International said, ‘DHL’s track record in sustaining fast-growing food retailers, both in Th...
21 June 2017
We had a great day at the Convenience Retailing Summit earlier this month where we heard insightful case studies from leading retailers and suppliers in the channel. To provide you with a roundup of the day and in case you missed it, here I outline the key themes: Looking ahead Our Chief Economist, James Walton, and Head of Retail Insight, Guy Ousey, opened the day with an overview of the...
19 June 2017
SPAR International has announced the appointment of Wouter Lefevere as head of international buying. SPAR said that Lefevere will also be responsible for delivering on its recently launched Buying Better Together strategy. Lefevere takes on ‘key responsibilities’ Making the appointment, SPAR International said that Lefevere ‘ will take on key buying responsibilities including supplier rela...
13 June 2017
We round up the latest news from SPAR International with a focus on store openings in the Netherlands, Australia & Oman. SPAR Netherlands: convenience drive SPAR Netherlands is launching three SPAR City stores in Amersfoort, the Hague and Leeuwarden later this month. These new openings represent a phase of expansion for SPAR City, which aims to grow its store count from 35 stores to 50 stor...
31 May 2017
We consider the latest news from SPAR International as the SPAR South Africa reports its first half results and SPAR Norway launches online in the north of the country. SPAR South Africa reports double digit growth... SPAR South Africa has seen sales half-year increase by 12.6% to ZAR 47.4bn (€3.25bn). The South African operation saw growth of 4.9% to ZAR 32.5bn (€2.23bn). CEO Graham O’Conn...