SPAR Contact International magazine 2024-1 out now

March 26, 2024 IN THE CATEGORY: Feature articles

The first issue of Contact International for 2024 places a strong focus on innovations from across the SPAR international network.

Such innovations allow for SPAR to stand out as a retailer of choice for customers. SPAR Austria is a pioneer in climate-friendly supermarkets, recently incorporating a climate-friendly concept at the new SPAR Vollbadgasse supermarket in Vienna. Retail media is a growing development in the digital space, providing opportunities for SPAR country organisations to provide a more enhanced shopper experience for customers, as well as spaces for brand exposure for partners and suppliers.

The instore offering is ever-changing, with SPAR adapting its product range to meet the needs of customers globally. DESPAR Italia has developed an expansive own brand range which delivers on current trends, meets shopper needs, and makes a positive impact on the assortment available in local DESPAR stores. Additionally, fresh food services also continue to be a differentiator for grocery retail. In this edition, we take a closer look at some of the fresh food-to-go solutions implemented by SPAR country organisations.

Additionally, this issue celebrates Susan Hutchison and her family, who own and operate a SPAR store on Abbey Road in Scone, Scotland. The family first established the store in 1958 and continue to be an integral part of the local community today, more than 65 years later.

To round out this issue, we delve into the support of local producers across the SPAR network, as well as reporting on the successful SPAR European Cross Country Championships from Brussels in December.

To read these and other stories about SPAR around the world, follow this link.

Contact International is available in five languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. Please select from the language versions shown on this page.

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