SPAR International news

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. INTERSPAR Austria trials refillable detergent units INTERSPAR Austria has launched a plastic reduction campaign, to try to limit single-use plastic packaging. INT...
10 June 2019
The Consumer Goods Forum (CFG) has announced the unanimous election of Tom Rose as the Retail Chair (Co-Chair) of the End-to-End Value Chain & Standards Pillar (E2EVC). Unanimous election in Barcelona Mr Rose has been unanimously appointed during the steering committee meeting that took place in Barcelona last April. He joins Manufacturer Chair Barron Witherspoon, Global VP, Industry Affairs ...
21 March 2018
SPAR is re-entering the Greek grocery market as it looks to create and operate ‘the largest chain of independent food retailers in the country’. SPAR previously left the Greek market in 2015, having had a long standing partnership with Veropoulos. 350 stores to open in next four years SPAR International's partnership with SPAR Hellas, will see 350 SPAR stores open throughout the country in ...
25 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. On...
28 June 2017
DHL Supply Chain is to provide logistics and warehousing solutions to Spar Thailand. 300 new stores Spar International has announced plans to open up to 300 new convenience stores in Thailand by the end of 2020. To support the expansion, Spar has chosen DHL to provide end-to-end transport, distribution and warehousing services across Thailand, along with BCR for the retailer’s front-end sto...
20 July 2016
Spar Austria has opened a new facility, dubbed ‘Europe’s most modern logistics centre’. €85m project Spar Austria’s existing logistics centre in St Polten, to the west of Vienna, was unable to meet the growing demands of the capital’s Spar stores, so the retailer embarked on a two year journey to build a replacement. The new facility, which cost €85m, is in Ebergassing, south-east of Vienna...
22 June 2016
SPAR Netherlands has launched a same-day delivery service, making it the first retailer in the Netherlands to do so. Order before 10am, deliver after 4pm SPAR has optimised its online ordering system to enable a same-day delivery service, so customers that order shopping online before 10 am can have it delivered after 4pm on the same day. There will be no extra charge for this service a...
22 June 2016
Representatives from China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) have toured the facilities of some of the biggest retailers and manufacturers in Europe, including Carrefour, Asda, SPAR, Nestle, P&G and L’Oreal to experience first-hand how fresh and ambient supply chains operate in Europe. Best facilities in Europe on show The group of representatives from China toured some of the best supply ...