Further store network expansion for DESPAR Italia in 2024

May 6, 2024 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

Across the country, DESPAR Italia announced further expansion with the opening of new and redeveloped stores in February and March.


In February, a DESPAR Express store in Bordighera reopened after refurbishments to give customers a richer shopping experience. The redeveloped store design has sustainability integrated into the concept. The latest generation of closed refrigerators and low-consumption LED lighting are incorporated into the store. Another new DESPAR Supermarket opened in Trieste in February. The store features a modern layout and locally sourced products, conveying quality and convenience. The shop represents a new chapter for the retailer, a former employee at DESPAR Nord Est who began her career as a cashier in 1988 and is now the owner of this DESPAR Supermarket in Trieste.

In March, a new DESPAR store opened in Ferrara. The 122m2 store emphasises DESPAR Italia own brand products. Additionally, two other new DESPAR stores opened: one in Venice and one in Cervia, a few kilometres from Milano Marittima. Also this month, the restyled, historic SPAR store at Malcesine (VR) on Lake Garda was reopened after renovation. This store opened in the 1960s and has been renovated and expanded to offer a high-quality shopping experience meeting the needs of both the local community and tourists.

DESPAR Centro Sud

In the Central South region, DESPAR Italia partner Maiora saw the opening of five stores over the course of February and March. Three DESPAR stores that opened their doors to customers in Francavilla in Sinni (PZ), Adelfia (BA) and Sora (FR) are managed by three families of entrepreneurs. A new DESPAR Supermarket opened in Atina (FR) offering a wide range of products and has a focus on fresh produce plus a dedicated butchery. The region also welcomed a new EUROSPAR Supermarket into the community at Foce Varano (FG).

DESPAR Sicilia

The growth of DESPAR in Sicilia continued with the reopening of a brand-new DESPAR Supermarket in Cesarò (ME).  Two renovations were completed on a DESPAR Supermarket in Palazzolo Acreide (SR) and also one in Ragusa. The stores focus on innovative technologies, smarter layouts, and sustainable innovations to further enhance the shopping experience.

Source: DESPAR Italia

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About SPAR Italy

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