SPAR Austria invests in expansion and modernisation of its store network

November 2, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

As market leader in the Austrian food retailing sector, SPAR Austria continues to invest in new locations as well as the modernisation of existing stores. We highlight some of the recent store openings and reopenings, varying from neighbourhood stores to a new 4,350m2 INTERSPAR Hypermarket.

€25 million investment in INTERSPAR Hypermarket in Nußdorf-Debant, Tyrol

INTERSPAR Austria reopened a new 4,350m2 INTERSPAR Hypermarket in Nußdorf-Debant, Tyrol, on 7 October. The store offers a large variety of local products and innovative shopping services as well as a new INTERSPAR restaurant. INTERSPAR Austria invested €25 million in the modernisation of the store, employing about 150 team members.

“The renewed hypermarket is the most modern in Austria and offers our customers 50,000 products under one roof”, explained Markus Kaser, Managing Director INTERSPAR Austria.

“With over 330 delicacies from 32 local producers in the ‘The best from home!’ range, we offer a large selection of local specialities”, said store manager Ernst Ebenberger.

Another highlight is the new INTERSPAR market kitchen, where hot and cold dishes to take away are prepared right in front of the customers in an open kitchen.

EUROSPAR Supermarket reopens in Telfs, Tyrol

The EUROSPAR Supermarket in shopping centre Inntalcenter in Telfs has reopened with a fresh, bright and modern look and feel. Located in the Austrian state of Tyrol, the store has a sales area of almost 2,000m² and offers customers a wide choice of products with a focus on regionality. The centrepiece is the new, extensive delicatessen department with fresh meats, fish, sausages, and cheese specialities. Instore highlights include a large selection of snacks, grilled chicken, and sushi.

“SPAR Austria invests in the quality of local suppliers and wants to offer customers a shopping experience in a modern environment with friendly and competent advice”, said Managing Director of the SPAR Central Office in Wörgl Dr Christof Rissbacher.

Store manager Pierre Petek added: “Our EUROSPAR store is the first address for gourmet lovers. The product range has been expanded to over 18,000 products.”

State-of-the-art technologies have been implemented instore, including LED lighting and modernised cooling systems.

Modernised SPAR Supermarket in Schneegattern, Upper Austria

SPAR retailer Markus Eichler reopened his modernised 500m2 SPAR neighbourhood store in Schneegattern, Upper Austria, on 22 October after an extensive renovation. This store upgrade included the implementation of innovative technologies such as heat recovery systems and LED lighting. The local supermarket offers customers a contemporary shopping experience with a strong focus on fresh food and delicatessen.

“In the past eleven weeks, the SPAR Supermarket in Schneegattern has been completely refurbished and brought up to date with the latest technologies. In the years to come, Schneegattern can rely on SPAR as a steady and modern local supplier”, said Jakob Leitner, Managing Director of the SPAR Central Office in Marchtrenk.

EUROSPAR in Vienna secures local supply

The new 1,200m² EUROSPAR Supermarket in Vienna’s 11th district offers an extensive range of about 10,000 products with a focus on locally supplied delicatessen and fresh products. Bread and pastries are baked instore, and for customers on the go, the supermarket provides an urban range of SPAR Enjoy Own Brand products, coffee to go, and sushi.

Eco-friendly technologies have been implemented instore, including a heat recovery system and LED lighting. This modern supermarket brings not just a great assortment and employment opportunities to the Vienna region; it also sets an example in terms of environmental protection.

Focus on regional in modernised SPAR Supermarket in Preding, Styria

On 20 October, the renovated 700m2 SPAR Supermarket in Preding, Styria, celebrated its reopening. Local SPAR customers can enjoy high-quality fresh products and delicacies sourced from regional suppliers in a modern shopping environment with a market look and feel.

“Fresh food from regional suppliers has always been important to SPAR customers, but the corona crisis has increased the demand even more”, said Christoph Holzer, Managing Director SPAR Styria and Southern Burgenland.

When it comes to technology, the new SPAR Supermarket focuses on sustainability: refrigerators and lighting systems work in an energy-efficient way using the latest technologies.

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 also developed SPAR in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, and Northern Italy.