SPAR Gran Canaria invest to improve retail energy efficiency

February 21, 2024 IN THE CATEGORY: Climate, Responsible retailing

SPAR Gran Canaria continues to invest in sustainability initiatives. In 2023, SPAR Gran Canaria invested €1.79 million to optimise energy efficiency in stores across Gran Canaria.

Climate-friendly stores

The improvements are visible across 8 renovated stores and 3 newly open stores on the island.

The 8 renovated stores received enhanced central refrigeration systems, optimising energy consumption. Additionally, the stores switched to electronic shelf edge labels, reducing paper usage, as well as installing vertical refrigeration cabinets and energy-saving LED lights. In total, SPAR Gran Canaria invested over €1 million to these sustainable solutions.

This commitment from SPAR Gran Canaria extended to the 3 new supermarkets which opened their doors during 2023. SPAR Bahía Feliz, SPAR Taliarte and SPAR Puerto Azul all opened with these new climate-friendly features, with an investment of more than €710,000.

In total, SPAR invested €1.79 million to promote energy efficiency and contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of these 11 stores.

Sustainability across the business

SPAR Gran Canaria’s commitment to energy optimisation expands beyond the stores. The retail organisation expanded one of the solar generation plants last year, resulting in a 25% increase in energy from the solar plants. This year, SPAR Gran Canaria will look to increase the amount of renewable energy created by installing a canopy with photovoltaic panels at the entrance to the logistics centre in El Goro. This will provide energy as well as an area of shade for vehicles.

Source: SPAR Gran Canaria

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About SPAR Spain

SPAR Spain was founded in 1959 when a group of wholesalers who wished to join an international organisation came together. As a result, the brand became the first voluntary trading chain to be established in Spain, having been granted a license by SPAR International. Together, 13 regional SPAR wholesalers actively continue the expansion of the brand across the country.