SPAR Hungary invests € 9.2 million in SPAR Supermarket in Szentendre

May 15, 2024 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

SPAR Hungary is investing around €9.2 million (HUF 3.6 billion) in a greenfield project to build a modern SPAR Supermarket and underground car park in Szentendre, covering more than 4,000m2. The supermarket is part of the long-term urban rehabilitation plan of the town of Szentendre, and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2025.

Store features

The building’s exterior will have a modern and unique appearance. The retail space of the SPAR Supermarket will be about 1,000m2, offering a wide range of quality SPAR products and a vast selection of convenience goods to customers. A SPAR enjoy self-service cooler and cold-cut counter will include a range of salads while the SPAR to Go Grill counter will offer a variety of dishes and sides. There will be six self-checkouts in addition to traditional cashiers, increasing options for shoppers.

52 parking spaces will be available in the store’s underground car park, while the open car park will accommodate 47 cars. The parking lot will have four charging points for electric cars. For cyclists, bicycle racks will be installed adjacent to the building. Cyclists can also leave their bikes in the B+R bike storage at the end of the promenade.

SPAR Hungary strives to maintain their environmentally conscious operations also in Szentendre. The new supermarket will be heated and cooled by a state-of-the-art underfloor heating and cooling system, using a heat pump that utilises waste heat from the store’s refrigeration.

Community spirit

“We are proud to be playing a major role in the first pioneering part of the municipality’s long-term urban rehabilitation development concept, not only by building a modern, state-of-the-art store but also by creating parking spaces, pavements, pedestrian crossings and parks in the surrounding areas”,  explained Gabriella Heiszler, CEO of SPAR Hungary.

“This investment is the first step in the renewal of this part of the town, with the key part of modernising the area. For the benefit of the people of Szentendre and its vicinity, I am confident that, in cooperation with the relevant authorities, this development can be completed in the near future,” added Zsolt Fülöp, the mayor of Szentendre.

Source: SPAR Hungary

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The first SPAR Supermarket opened in Hungary in 1992, following the acquisition by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) of a majority stake in General Kereskedelmi Rt. SPAR Hungary is one of the country’s largest employers, with a network of company-owned and independently run stores operating nationwide.