SPAR Austria partners with truck service station operator AP-Trading

June 15, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

Petrol forecourt retailing continues to show growth throughout the world. To meet growing demand, SPAR Austria is strengthening its forecourt SPAR Express concept by partnering with truck discount service station operator AP-Trading.

The first SPAR Express store under this partnership has opened in Anthering just outside Salzburg. Two more sites have been identified and will open during 2020.

SPAR Express forecourt stores are considered a leading concept in the Austrian industry due to their state-of-the-art facilities, the extensive range on offer at supermarket prices, and extended opening hours. The locations are also open on Sundays and public holidays.

 “Following the successful opening of this pilot site, two more sites in Flachau and Kufsteinwill be developed as SPAR Express”, said Fritz Poppmeier, SPAR Executive Director for Retail.

Speaking about the partnership, KR Markus Friesacher, owner of AP-Trading, stated: “We have positioned ourselves on the market through offering a good price for fuels. To continue this advantage for customers now also in the forecourt stores is only logical.

“For customers, the supermarket price guarantee is an important reason for the choice of their filling station and thus for us an additional traffic driver”, KR Markus Friesacher added.

New SPAR Express in Anthering

At the SPAR Express in Anthering, customers can buy their groceries 365 days a year between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. With a retail sales area of around 80m2, the SPAR Express offers 1,500 items in total.

The range includes fresh fruit and vegetables from the region, oven-fresh bread and pastries, fresh meat, drinks, and charcoal for barbecues.

In the cosy dining area, there are freshly brewed REGIO coffee specialities and a wide selection of cold and warm snacks.

Source: SPAR Austria

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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.