SPAR International news

05 May 2021
After SPAR’s local partners in Italy, Hungary and Slovenia report their results and performance in 2020, we round up how they have increased sales and the reasons behind this growth. DESPAR Italia enjoys turnover growth of 8.4% in 2020 Despar Italia reported its turnover reached €3.9 bn in 2020, up 8.4% on 2019’s results. While demand was aided by the pandemic, the company said its performa...
23 April 2021
Following on from reporting on its strong 2020 sales growth , we look at how SPAR Austria’s private label strength helped underpin its performance. Private labels meeting key and emerging shopper demand Health is a focus for both shoppers and SPAR Austria alike. The retailer, in its 2020 results, noted the on-going double-digit growth for its Natur*pur private label range, which has seen...
20 April 2021
The convenience channel remains a great opportunity for growth. We have published a series of new reports for our IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: The convenience channel’s global outlook Global growth opportunities Multiformat retailers trading convenience stores Below are some of the key highlights to help you plan for the future... Use IGD’s view to drive change...
19 March 2021
Following its global partnership with Too Good to Go , SPAR International has announced a further partnership with Gander. SPAR said it initially collaborated with Gander in Northern Ireland, but was now aiming to expand it to a global agreement. Partnership’s expansion to help SPAR limit food waste SPAR said Gander will offer it a ‘ real-time, automated mobile platform that helps food ...
16 March 2021
The SPAR Austria Group announced its 2020 results, reporting total sales rose 5.6% to €16.6 bn. In its home market, SPAR Austria’s food sales increased 16% to €8.32 bn, helping it gain market share during the year and, it claims, ‘ making it the new market leader in Austria ’. Total Group sales reach €16.6 bn… SPAR Austria said all its three business divisions – food retail, sports retail a...
18 February 2021
South Africa-based SPAR Group reported sales growth of 9.8%, to ZAR42.99 bn (US$3.0 bn), during the 18-week period to the end of January 2021. The Group enjoyed growth across all its country operations, with a strong advance in performance seen in Poland. Growth in South Africa impacted by lost liquor sales In its home market SPAR reported group sales growth of 3.4%, with its performance af...
02 December 2020
As it looks to cut food waste and as part of its digital transition, SPAR has signed a global partnership with Too Good To Go that will cover 13 countries where the two organisations operate. SPAR and Too Good To Go to collaborate across Europe SPAR and Too Good To Go will work together in 13 countries where they both operate, which will cover nearly 9,000 SPAR stores. Together the two orga...
20 November 2020
SPAR South Africa has published full year results for the year ending September 2020, saying turnover rose 13.5% to ZAR124.3 bn (US$8.1 bn). The company’s operating profit increased by 15.6% to ZAR3.4 bn (US$220.6m), with its profitability ‘ positively impacted by a change in sales mix as increased home consumption drove higher-margin grocery and fresh categories ’. ‘ A year in crisis ’ SPA...
17 November 2020
Discounter MD has increased its turnover by 16% and has highlighted its key investment areas. Meanwhile, Penny has partnered with ReStore to launch an online trial, under the brand Penny a Casa. Separately, SPAR Italy has reduced its use sugar in its DESPA-branded fruit juices and nectars. MD increases turnover by 16% MD recorded an increase in turnover of 16% in H1 2020. The retailer claim...
17 November 2020
SPAR Italy has introduced more environmentally friendly products to its DESPAR Scelta Verde EcoLogico range, as Spain’s Mercadona sets new standards for its sustainable stores. Separately, UK-based Co-op has eliminated plastic and glitter from its entire Christmas range. SPAR Italy expands its green private label range DESPAR Italia has added more products to its DESPAR Scelta Verde EcoLogi...