Continued growth in foodservice convenience by SPAR Netherlands

April 27, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

Investment in modernisation by SPAR independent retailer, Luke van Gelder, in Arnhem sees improved retail offer for local customers. A fresh new look, both instore and on the exterior fascia, an increased foodservice offer and the introduction of self-scanning were part of the extensive renovation.

Foodservice convenience introduced

Luke van Gelder has now introduced the Tosti Club offering of smoothies, salads, and sandwiches into both of his SPAR stores in Arnhem, see video. The renovation of the SPAR store on Willemsplein included a greater focus on foodservice. Customers seeking meal and snacking solutions for on-the-go or to take home enjoy a choice in the revamped store. The convenience in food choice is complemented by the self-scanning checkout option.

Located near the train station, which has also been undergoing redevelopment, the store not only serves local residents but also commuter traffic. The 18-month renovation has ensured that this SPAR store can meet customer needs not only today but also in the future. Luke van Gelder and his team are delighted to welcome customers to this modern store.

SPAR also open in Burgh -Haamstede

Another festive opening was the SPAR vacation focused store in Burgh-Haamstede, one of eight stores operated by the Pakgro Groep. Open seven days a week, this SPAR store offers customers freshly baked bread, fresh produce, and cold cuts. Shoppers on vacation can find meal options, snacking choices, and an assortment of SPAR Own Brand products. The neighbourhood residents can also buy also choose from a grocery selection while enjoying the modern shopping environment.

Source: SPAR Netherlands

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About SPAR Netherlands

The SPAR Brand was founded in the Netherlands in 1932 by the Dutch wholesaler, Adriaan van Well and 16 independent retailers. It was established as a voluntary chain of grocers under the name DESPAR – an acronym of a slogan created by van Well to describe the organisation: Door Eendrachtig Samenwerken Profiteren Allen Regelmatig, which translates in English to All benefit from joint co-operation.  The Head Office and Distribution Centre (DC) are located in Waalwijk, from where support is provided for the almost 450 stores in operation.