DESPAR Italia celebrates store openings across the country

January 2, 2024 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

Across the country, DESPAR Italia celebrated the openings of new stores, as well as the reopening of restyled stores, in Q4 of 2023.

DESPAR Nordovest

Gruppo 3A, SPAR Italy partner for the North-West region, welcomed two new stores into its expanding network. A new DESPAR store opened in the picturesque Darsena di Savona. The store is 250m² in size and provides a welcoming atmosphere. Customers can choose from a large selection of fresh produce, including fruit and vegetables.

The end of November also saw the opening of the DESPAR di Vallecrosia in Imola. This new supermaket has an extensive range of 3,200 products available for customers, such as fruit and vegetables, cold meats and dairy products. Local products, as well as DESPAR Italia’s own brand range, can be seen throughout the supermarket. The supermarket also has a variety of eco-friendly features, such as LED lighting and close refrigerated counters with a low environmental impact.


There were two significant developments in the DESPAR North-East store portfolio. The first EUROSPAR Supermarket opened in the Lombardy region, in Cremona, a significant development for DESPAR in the region. The supermarket, which has 1,451m² in sales space and provides employment for 35 team members, provides a new way of shopping for customers. To celebrate the new opening, customers could taste local products as well as DESPAR own brand products at a food truck placed in the carpark of the new supermarket.

Additionally, DESPAR Nord Est celebrated the re-opening of the restyled DESPAR store near Padua city centre. The shop now has a more welcoming look and feel for customers, as well more eco-friendly features. The work has resulted in the implementation of new shelves, an innovative lighting system, the introduction of a new product range and a fresh touch with new paint.

DESPAR Centro Sud

Maiora srl, DESPAR Italia partner for the Central-South region, opened three new stores, alongside the restyling of one store. DESPAR Centro Sud’s expansion in Calabria continued with the opening of a new, modern EUROSPAR Supermarket in Mirto Crosia. Customers are offered a wide range of products instore, including fruit and vegetables, a fishmongers, and butchery. Seven new members of staff were also brought in.

Two smaller, neighbourhood format DESPAR stores also opened in the region, one in Macerata Campania, and the other in Cassino. Both stores offer quality and convenience, as well as an offering ranging from delicatessen, to a butcher’s shop and the fruit and vegetable department.

The restyled INTERSPAR Hypermarket in Vibo Valentia, Calabria reopened its doors in November. The store has strengthened its eco-friendly standing through the  installation of LED lighting and CO2 refrigeration systems using the latest generation of refrigeration technology, enabling energy efficiency and high standards of safety and reliability.

DESPAR Sardegna

In Sardinia, DESPAR Sardegna is developing new stores for the incoming high season next year. With this in mind, DESPAR developed two EUROSPAR Supermarkets in Sardinia. A new EUROSPAR Supermarket opened in Santa Giusta in the province of Oristano. Meanwhile, there was also the reopening of the restyled EUROSPAR Supermarket in Porto Torres, in the province of Sassari.

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.


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