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DESPAR Italia was first granted the licence to operate the SPAR Brand in 1959. The first store opened in the latter part of 1960 and with it, SPAR became the first partnership of retailers and wholesalers to operate in the country. SPAR Italy, known locally as DESPAR Italia, licenses regional partners, all of whom work together to grow the brand across the country.

The DESPAR Partners operate stores under three formats: DESPAR Neighbourhood Supermarkets, EUROSPAR Supermarkets and INTERSPAR Hypermarkets. Many of the larger format stores are company-owned, reflecting the scale of investment required. While the majority of the company’s turnover is acquired through these larger format stores, the independently owned neighbourhood supermarkets remain a key part of the business.

Contact

DESPAR ITALIA C. a r.l.
Via Ettore Cristoni 82
40033 Casalecchio di Reno (BO)
Telephone: 0039 051 611 8020


Website:
http://desparitalia.it/inizio/

Key figures 2020

Retail Sales (euro 000's)
3,919,468
Retail Store Numbers
1399
Retail Sales Area (m2)
808,325
Average Store Size (m2)
578
Year joined SPAR
1959

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