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The Four Store Formats

The four retail formats were created to meet consumer demand for convenience, neighbourhood shopping as well as for full service hypermarkets. Having access to local and international expertise and specialist knowledge of all areas of retail and distribution we provide ongoing support to our International SPAR Partners.

The SPAR brand is continually spreading through the introduction of new formats in existing markets or by launching stores in a new area. Benefiting from the international experience, SPAR Partners are able to jump several phases of market evolution and take a step ahead of the competition in their local marketplace, one of the benefits of the SPAR Partnership.

Innovation in product categories, unique departments and a good private label offer forms a part of the store layout of all four formats. Buying agreements with store equipment suppliers also enables Partners to use the most appropriate interior elements at the best possible price.

 

SPAR - neighbourhood store
The core SPAR supermarket format has led a renaissance in neighbourhood retailing, through constant modernisation of stores across Europe. The majority of SPAR stores are independently owned and operated. As a result SPAR has a place in the heart of the community, being close to its customers in location and also in values.

INTERSPAR
The INTERSPAR hypermarket is the largest SPAR store format.
This store design is successful mainly in Central Europe. Most stores not only sell a vast range and depth of consumable products, but also household goods and clothing. Along with new country development the hypermarket store has been introduced in China, Russia and India creating a somewhat new kind of retail experience for shoppers that previously didn't exist in these locations.

EUROSPAR
These larger supermarket formats, usually over 1000 m2, are aimed at the weekly family shopping. The format has seen an increased popularity and growth in numerous markets. EUROSPAR focuses on price, value and the SPAR own brands. It has proven to be a key source of growth for SPAR countries in recent years. Mostly EUROSPAR is popular in Austria, Italy, Spain and South Africa where these stores are known as SUPERSPAR.

SPAR Express
SPAR Express provides customers with everything they need when they need it. With extended opening hours and a highly convenient product assortment SPAR Express are responding to the changing demographics and the continued rise of single and two person households. The number of stores is continually rising, focusing on transient locations such as petrol station forecourts, railway stations, airports and city centres. 
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