SPAR International news

24 July 2020
INTERSPAR Austria will be the first major retailer in the country to trial filling stations for unpackaged and loose organic food products, such as cereals, nuts, and pulses as well as pasta, rice, and dried fruit. INTERSPAR Hypermarket Salzburg-EUROPARK The trial is currently taking place in its hypermarket in Salzburg. The filling stations have been designed by SPAR International’s prefer...
01 June 2020
Following a successful trial, Spar Hungary has expanded the use of its sustainable packaging solutions across all its stores. Reduces the use of plastic Launched last year, the range aims to reduce the use of plastic by encouraging shoppers to make use of reusable bags for fruit & vegetables and bakery products. Source: Spar Hungary Last year, the retailer has also trialled mul...
01 May 2020
SPAR Slovenia launches a new online shopping service that offers only 250 of the most essential food items. Quicker shopping experience The new service allows customers to choose from 250 of the most popular food items, out of the thousands of items available throughout the store, making the online shopping experience easier and quicker, since the time needed to prepare orders in-store is s...
07 April 2020
Spar Croatia is increasing its collaboration with an additional 60 small-scale agricultural producers, who are facing challenges marketing their produce due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Gardens of Croatia” Spar Croatia is appealing to small producers who cannot market their produce to get in touch with the retailer directly so products can be packaged and delivered through its n...
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...
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...