The independent retailer behind this latest opening, Mr Christodoulakis, is an experienced business owner, who already operates three SPAR Supermarkets in the same area. The newest SPAR Supermarket is 400m2 in size and was converted from a retail tourist clothing store. The service departments located around the perimeter include a butchery, delicatessen section, cheese counter, and bake-off counter.
The dry grocery department located in the centre of the store includes a great wine selection. Special offers are identified with bold signage on the gondola ends. The modern supermarket serves the needs of local customers and tourists alike and offers unique local products from Crete, including olives, herbs and oils that are sought after by the visitors to the island. With four colleagues coming from the retailer’s other stores, training the new colleagues to deliver the customer service expected in a SPAR Supermarket was easy.
Due to the current trading environment as a result of the pandemic, no formal launch has been held, but local customers have responded positively since the store opened on 25 June. SPAR Greece continues to provide extensive support to all independent retailers across the country with best practice in retail and a great own brand range.