SPAR Far East opens fresh supermarket in Russia’s Nakhodka city

January 6, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

SPAR Far East has opened a new store in Nakhodka, a port city in Russia’s Primorsky Territory. On a total store area of 1,500m2, SPAR Nakhodka offers customers a variety of solutions for every eating occasion. Customers are welcomed with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, freshly baked bread and pastries, as well as a great selection of delicious, prepared foods.

Customers can grab a cup of hot coffee and a snack at the instore coffee station. Next to the checkout counters, a convenient cafe area offers shoppers a spot to sit and enjoy their refreshments.

The city of Nakhodka has a population of 145,000, making it the third-largest city in the Primorsky Territory. It is located on the Trudny Peninsula, 186km south-east of Vladivostok, the southernmost city in eastern Russia.

This is the third SPAR supermarket in the Far East of Russia, following the opening of SPAR Supermarkets in Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur during the second half of 2020.

Strong format
SPAR Far East’s supermarket format is relatively novel in the eastern part of Russia. It combines the best of hypermarkets, discounters, and convenience stores by offering a wide range of products at favourable prices, as well as convenience and services. 

The partner is well established in the region and currently holds a strong portfolio of stores across the Russian Far East. The local team has worked intensively with SPAR International to gain a better insight into best practices; learning about food-to-go and food production centres, as well as category management and marketing communication.

Source: SPAR Russia

About SPAR Russia

The first SPAR store in Russia was opened in August 2001. The central office is based in Moscow – supporting regional growth and expansion of the brand.

At the end of 2019, there were more than 530 SPAR stores across the country. The success enjoyed by SPAR in Russia is driven by the recruitment of new partners and the investment in new and refurbished stores. Expansion has resulted in greater buying power and improved knowledge sharing as the number of SPAR locations increases.