SPAR International news

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...
10 September 2020
As Shoprite confirms its full year results and its exit from Kenya, SPAR South Africa evolves its management team and Massmart adapts its range, we round up news from the country. Shoprite enjoys growth at home… As it confirmed its full year results, Shoprite reported its sales rose 6.4% to ZAR156.9 bn (US$9.3 bn), with its trading profit increasing by 10.4% to ZAR8.3 bn (US$494.6m). It sai...
24 August 2020
BWG Foods, owner of multiple convenience franchises in Ireland such as SPAR and Londis, is partnering with MishiPay to trial checkout-free technology in stores. What? MishiPay's technology allows shoppers to scan and pay for items on their mobile phone, making their entire shop checkout free. Shoppers can also scan products remotely, allowing them to conduct their shop from home and pick up...
21 August 2020
SPAR Hungary announced its sustainable packaging trial was successful and has extended the initiative to its entire network. Meanwhile, SPAR Gran Canaria continues to support its local communities, charities, and hospitals and SPAR Slovenia helps shoppers reduce food waste at home. SPAR Hungary extends sustainable packaging initiative SPAR Hungary has launched its sustainable packaging afte...
10 August 2020
SPAR has announced it has expanded its global presence into a new market following the launch of the brand in the Republic of Ghana. SPAR Ghana to be operated by EcoDi SPAR said the brand had been licensed to EcoDi (Economic Distribution Company Ghana) in Ghana. EcoDi will use its existing infrastructure to support the supply chain to existing stores and to small-scale producers. The compan...
02 July 2020
SPAR Austria has announced the retirement of two long-standing members of its executive board, chairman Dr Gerhard Drexel, and Rudolf Staudinger, at the end of 2020. Drexel served on the SPAR executive board for 31 years, including 20 years as chairman. He will become the chairman of the group’s supervisory board. Staudinger spent 18 years on the board, totaling 36 years with the retailer. New...
17 June 2020
We round up the latest news from SPAR Netherlands as it introduces two new convenience formats to drive growth, while the expansion of its urban-focused SPAR City continues. 1. SPAR Netherlands pilots new convenience concept: SPAR City small SPAR Netherlands has launched a new convenience concept, SPAR City small. These stores are designed for high traffic locations, with the first store ha...