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.

Presentations

15/10/2020
Dongguan is an important industrial city, historically a manufacturing hub for many businesses in China. This report summarises some of the key highlights from stores that we have visited.
04/06/2020
We were invited by SPAR International to spend a day with SPAR China and its local partner SPAR Guangdong, visiting its business in Dongguan in south China.
25/02/2020
In this report we show you how the retailer is winning against its competitors in Slovenia and Croatia, with effective in the use of the sales area to increase the mix of products it has on offer.
07/10/2019
Dagrofa, which operates the SPAR banner in Denmark, has opened a flagship store in the highly competitive Copenhagen market. The new store introduces a completely updated design for the banner in the country, creating a new, shopper-first layout and offer that helps it stand out. Created to help SPAR’s independent store owners grow sales and with shoppers firmly front of mind, the format has generated a win-win situation for both parties.
16/09/2019
SPAR Merrion Row is a long-standing reference point in Irish convenience retailing. Its recent renovation and upgrade has moved it on several levels further, and further strengthened what was already an impressive food-to-go focus.
29/07/2019
We visited two stores in Modena to see how SPAR is using its new stores to provide shoppers with a conveniently sized supermarket with great private label and fresh ranges.
20/08/2018
Our visit to INTERSPAR's flagship hypermarket in Salzburg. We were impressed by the well thought customer journey through the store and the integration of online into the experience.
04/05/2018
We visited a SPAR in Dublin to see how BWG is developing its convenience proposition through its food-to-go offering.
19/02/2018
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.
19/01/2018
We visited an INTERSPAR hypermarket, located at a busy transport hub in Vienna.