SPAR Austria celebrates 70 years with employees

June 25, 2024 IN THE CATEGORY: People

This year, SPAR Austria is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Employee wellbeing has always been a top priority, recognising satisfied employees are key to the company's success. As a token of appreciation, the retail organisation is giving all employees in Austria an extra day off, which can be used immediately.

Hans F. Reisch, a wholesaler and the grandfather of SPAR Austria’s current CEO Hans K. Reisch, founded the SPAR Tirol/Pinzgau trade association in 1954 in Kufstein (Tyrol) together with 100 independent retailers. Still a fully private Austrian family business, it has grown into a successful retail group. In its anniversary year, SPAR Austria has once again secured market leadership in Austrian food retailing. To celebrate and to thank its team for their outstanding achievements, the company is giving every employee in Austria one extra day off, totalling 40,400 additional holiday days.

“Together we are celebrating 70 years of SPAR Austria. A success story that has made us the number one family business in the Austrian food retail sector. This makes us proud and, above all, grateful. The greatest thanks go to our employees. They all make the SPAR Austria group what it is: a successful and likeable company,” said SPAR Austria’s CEO Hans K. Reisch.

Family-friendly company policy

As a 100% family-owned company, SPAR Austria values a family-friendly approach. Flexible working hours, active parental leave management, extensive training, education programmes and various health prevention measures ensure a good balance between work and family life.

Career at SPAR

Career prospects at SPAR Austria are excellent. Many employees have held various positions within the Group during their careers, which is encouraged by SPAR Austria. Employees can choose from different sectors, with most working in food retail.

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 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 the brand in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, and Northern Italy.

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