The SPAR Partner is constantly monitoring and meeting customer demands and store modernisation forms an important part of this. During the first half of this year, SPAR Hungary implemented major developments in eight of its stores and has now completed the renewal and renovation of two supermarkets in the capital city. Both stores are located at busy crossroads in districts near residential and office buildings. They provide a modern working environment and a long-term livelihood to 36 employees.
The supermarket located at Rózsa street in District IV of Budapest was renewed with a budget of 399 million HUF (€1.3 million), according to the latest SPAR design concept. The reconstruction included the installation of a new curtain wall structure on the building facade, with the installation of a new canopy. The 851m² retail space was completely renewed, including new cooling equipment and furniture, cashiers and stands. A new bakery was added to the store, offering fresh, locally-made products. An automatic motion-sensor gate welcomes shoppers at the entrance, which leads to the fruit and vegetable department, then to the bakery and delicatessen counters. The building’s energy-efficiency has increased, and LED lighting and closed coolers have also helped to lower energy usage.
Additionally, SPAR Hungary invested 112 million HUF (€366,000) in the development of the SPAR store at Váci street in District XIII of Budapest. This store, located near a busy transport crossing, is popular among employees of the nearby offices. The investment included the renovation of the 168m² retail space with most of the equipment being replaced. New stands, shelves and cashiers were installed and most of the cooling equipment is new.