SPAR International store visits

Our store visit reports feature floor plans, store photos and full commentary written by our team of international retail experts. Dozens of reports are made every year of stores that feature new concepts in food and grocery retail.


With SPAR Netherlands targeting expansion through the SPAR City convenience banner, IGD was invited to visit a newly opened store in Utrecht. This aims to meet the needs of local shoppers, focusing on food-to-go, food-for-later and top-up shopping.
We visited an INTERSPAR hypermarket, located at a busy transport hub in Vienna.
SPAR Hungary is investing in an ongoing project to upgrade its stores across the country. We visited three formats - a hypermarket, convenience, and forecourt - to see developments across channels and highlight some of the key highlights in-store.
The best stores we've visited over the last year.
Take a look at how SPAR differentiates itself with its first forecourt store in Thailand.
We visited two SPAR stores in northern France – a convenience store and a supermarket – to see how the retailer is differentiating its concept, ranges and layout to meet local shoppers’ needs.
See how this SPAR store overcomes the challenges of small basket sizes and price conscious customers by encouraging frequent visits.
We spent a day with SPAR Hungary, SPAR International’s largest market in Central & Eastern Europe. We visited a new concept supermarket, a CITY SPAR neighbourhood store in an affluent area and an OMV SPAR Express forecourt store, one of the fastest growing areas of the retailer’s business. Here we were impressed how the retailer is tailoring its offer across different formats.
SPAR (South Africa) is competing strongly in a challenging market. It is winning in local areas by empowering individual store owners to better target shoppers in their vicinity and supporting them with great private label ranges and flexible format development.
We visited this flagship EUROSPAR, close to Milan, to see how it reflects SPAR’s core values in freshness, price, quality and value.