INTERSPAR Austria ramp up protective measures

March 23, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: COVID-19

Austria’s INTERSPAR Hypermarket group announce new steps being taken in their stores as part of their endeavours to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 corona virus. From 20 March, at all 64 INTERSPAR Hypermarkets in Austria, the handles of all shopping trollies and baskets will be regularly disinfected before being stacked ready for customers to use when shopping.

This is just another example of how SPAR Austria is enabling INTERSPAR Hypermarket customers to shop safely. The disinfection process is being carried out by employees of various service providers who have been specially hired by the INTERSPAR Hypermarket group.

In addition, the INTERSPAR group is currently equipping all checkouts in their hypermarkets throughout the country with protective screens made of plexiglass. The expectation is that the screens will be fully installed within one week.

Instore communication on display throughout the stores reminds customers to maintain a safe distance of 1-2 metres between each other and between themselves and employees plus, if possible, to make cashless payments.

INTERSPAR Hypermarkets have been operational in Austria for fifty years, offering a combination of 20,000 food items and 30,000 non-food items. To run all their stores, bakeries and instore retaurants, they employ 10,000 people. For twenty years, they have also offered customers an extensive range of wines through their online liquor solution

Other measures taken by SPAR Austria to reassure customers of thier continued stock replenishment and online store can be read about here.

Source: SPAR Austria

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About SPAR Austria

The origins of SPAR in Austria date back to 1954, but the current SPAR AG was created in 1970 when the original founding families joined with other regional wholesalers to form SPAR Austria AG – a 100% privately owned Austrian company.

With licences granted by SPAR International, ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) has developed SPAR in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, and Northern Italy.