DESPAR Nordest Italia insures employees

March 23, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: COVID-19

Aspiag Service which operates the SPAR brand in northern Italy will take out an insurance policy with a leading insurance firm to support all employees. The insurance will provide operational and economic support to colleagues in the event that they are diagnosed with COVID-19.

Should colleagues become infected, the insurance will cover the costs of any hospital stay and during the recovery period. Other options being looked into include support services during the recovery phase including babysitting, a pet sitter, medical advice, grocery delivery, transport to and from the nursing home or an individual to support with the daily running of the household.

The CEO of Aspiag Service, Francesco Montalvo, said “This is a tool we have chosen to implement to support all our 8,305 colleagues who in recent weeks have made themselves available to the community and have faced with great spirit of service their job, doing so much for everyone. In the face of their commitment, we chose to increase their level of protection by taking a step further. This insurance allows us to give greater security to those who are doing their job with commitment and dedication, to all our colleagues who deserve a big thank you “.

The insurance will cover all DESPAR employees from Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Trentino Alto Adige and Emilia Romagna.

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About SPAR  Italy

SPAR Italy 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.