SPAR International news

14 April 2020
We round up some of initiatives SPAR International’s partners have rolled out to limit the impact of COVID-19 on shoppers, staff and their operations. SPAR Albania SPAR Albania has introduced a home delivery solution to support shoppers in Tirana and Durrës Shoppers can order via WhatsApp, Viber or by telephone Shoppers can choose from a selection of three types of solution Supe...
31 March 2020
Spar Switzerland has launched a free home delivery service for high-risk shoppers, in view of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Partnership with Zämädihei To implement the new service, which has been launched on 18 March, the retailer has partnered with Zämädihei, a platform that offers support services to groups of population that are most susceptible to suffer from being infected by co...
26 March 2020
On February 28, SPAR International released a document on Preparedness Planning to help its customers and partners respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Recognising consumer behavioural shifts SPAR outlined the anticipated consumer behaviour shifts:                       Avoidance of dining out along with shifting to more meals at home, especially where schools might be clos...
09 March 2020
Pam Panorama has launched its home delivery service, available in Milan. Moreover, SPAR Italia introduces apps and games to increase shopper experience. Separately, Bennet introduced Filiera Valore, a private label brand dedicated to fish and meat products. Pam introduces home delivery Pam has introduced a home delivery service in Milan, called Pam a Casa. The retailer has partnered with Re...
28 February 2020
Three developments from retailers in Sweden, Finland, and Denmark as they look to build their online and digital skill and scale. Sweden: ICA’s test for unmanned stores In collaboration with innovation hub ICAx and the Värmland region, ICA Nära Silleurd is the first among the larger chains to test an unstaffed store. Having begun in December 2019, the test will end on February 29, 2020. It ...
24 February 2020
SPAR Austria has seen sales increase by 4.7% in Austria, to €7.2bn and in its markets of Italy, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia, sales grew 6% to €5.99bn. Total group sales, which also include Hervis and SES SPAR shopping centres, were €15.72bn. SPAR Austria ahead of market The Austrian food retail industry's estimated average growth was 2.1%, so SPAR Austria achieved more than double the...
21 February 2020
Spar Australia has opened its first SUPERSPAR store in Molendinar on the Gold Coast. The store is the largest SPAR store in Australia, with a sales area of 1,400 sq. m. Focusing on customer’s needs The retailer hopes to cater to customer’s weekly shopping needs. The store introduced a larger section of fresh foods, groceries, non-foods, and food-to-go options. It also includes a full-servic...
12 February 2020
SPAR South Africa said group sales rose 5.4% to ZAR39.79 bn (US$2.67 bn) as part of a trading update covering the 18 weeks to 31 January 2020. The group noted it had been a ‘ challenging start to the year ’, with a relatively weak position across all the markets in which it operates. Growth driven by core business SPAR said its operations Southern Africa saw sales growth of 4.9%, with its c...
12 February 2020
Governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are encouraging retailers to increase the number of sustainability schemes they implement. Single-use plastic reduction has been a common environmental initiative and many retailers have implemented schemes that aim to reduce, recycle or reuse single-use plastic whenever possible. What is the South Africa plastic pact? The Worldwide F...
10 February 2020
INTERSPAR Austria has announced its trialling refill stations for organic detergents, which highlights its environmental commitments. Meanwhile, SPAR Hungary is improving its sustainability initiatives by introducing new concepts. Finally, SPAR Zimbabwe reflects on its 2019 expansion projects. INTERSPAR Austria trials refillable detergent units SPAR Austria has launched a plastic reduction ...