SPAR Hungary invests about €28.3 million in store network

April 26, 2022 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

SPAR Hungary has modernised two INTERSPAR Hypermarkets and two SPAR Supermarkets and opened a new supermarket in Budapest. SPAR Hungary’s ongoing modernisation programme focuses on offering an extensive product range in a modern shopping environment, providing high-quality customer service, and reducing environmental impact. Investment in the latest five stores totalled about €28.3 million.

INTERSPAR Pécs: Convenient shopping in a modern environment

After a six-month renovation, the INTERSPAR in Pécs on Siklósi út reopened in April. The store is one of the most modern hypermarkets in the Southern Transdanubia region. The assortment has been expanded, now including more healthy, organic, and diabetic-friendly products. An INTERSPAR-to-Go unit is located at the entrance, offering healthy and tasty meals made onsite either for takeaway or for shoppers to enjoy instore. The store also features sustainable technologies and equipment, including a solar panel system, LED lighting, and a CO2-based cooling system.

Investment in the store, which offers employment to 84 team members, totalled nearly €12.6 million.

Opening of a new SPAR Supermarket in Budapest

A new SPAR store opened in Budapest in the Lurdy-ház shopping centre following an investment of €2.15 million. The store features modern refrigerators, fresh produce shelves, and bakery stands which make shopping an easy and convenient experience. A SPAR-to-Go unit is located next to the entrance.

LED lighting and energy-efficient cooling technologies have been introduced.

Focus on fresh in renewed SPAR in Ócsa

A total of €2.15 million was invested in the modernisation of the SPAR Supermarket in Ócsa. The sales area remained unchanged, but due to the redesign and new furniture, the store now offers customers a transparent, spacious, and convenient shopping environment. Sustainable technologies, including LED lighting and eco-friendly cooling solutions, ensure reduced energy consumption.

Modernised exterior and interior of SPAR in Gyöngyös

After a refurbishment of over €700,000, the SPAR Supermarket in Gyöngyös also reopened in April. The façade of the store and the interior have been redeveloped, including new and recycled fixtures. A store highlight is the new grilled food section, which offers hot meals. The lighting system was upgraded with LED lamps, and energy-efficient fridges with doors have been implemented.

€10.78 million investment in INTERSPAR in Nyíregyháza

In April, the modernised INTERSPAR Hypermarket in Nyíregyháza reopened, providing shoppers with an extensive product range, eco-friendly solutions, and high-quality services.

The exterior and the interior of the hypermarket have been renovated, including a spacious shopping area and a modern store layout. The hypermarket now has new cooling equipment, fresh produce racks, baked goods dispensers, and cash registers, including self-checkouts. The food-to-go unit offers an extensive range of fresh food prepared onsite. In line with changing customer demands, products that support healthy diets are displayed in focus areas.

Source: SPAR Hungary

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About SPAR Hungary

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. Since its launch, SPAR Hungary has been actively involved in developing the country’s retail industry.

The licensing of independent retailers to operate the SPAR Brand in Hungary has proven successful. The retailers benefit from access to SPAR own brand products and expertise, while consumers enjoy the increased number of store locations. SPAR Hungary is one of the country’s largest employers, with 17,881 team members.