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.


Located in Vienna’s busiest train station, this INTERSPAR store demonstrates how SPAR is winning in Austria.

We visited the SPAR store on the Eindhoven University of Technology campus to see how one of its independent owners has created a targeted format that meets students’ food-for-now and food-for-later needs in only 120 sq. m.

We visited SPAR’s flagship supermarket in Hungary where we appreciated how an external design perspective can create the ultimate shopping environment.
We visited this hypermarket to appreciate how the retailer attracts customers to one if its largest stores in the capital
As part of our day with SPAR in Cape Town we saw how the retailer is using a multi-format strategy and empowering owners to better target shoppers in their stores’ vicinity and differentiate itself from competitors.
We explore how SPAR Ireland is driving format innovation with new formats across food-to-go and convenience. 

IGD was invited to spend a day with SPAR China, giving us the opportunity to see three interesting store formats and one of its 11 Chinese distribution centres. Take a look at this report to find out more about what we learnt.