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SPAR Hungary invests €3.9 million in expansion programme

April 12, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

  • Fruit & vegetable section in the new SPAR City store in Budapest

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  • The latest SPAR City store in Budapest is equipped with self-checkouts

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SPAR Hungary has opened a new SPAR City store in Budapest and modernised supermarkets in East-Budapest and Eger as part of its ongoing expansion programme. Investing a total of €3.9 million in these three stores, SPAR Hungary is ensuring customers have easy access to a vast range of products to meet their varying needs.

All three stores provide products for special dietary needs and an extensive range of SPAR convenience products. The renewed stores in Eger and Budapest feature a SPAR to Go unit, meeting growing demands for premium on-the-go options.

First FMCG store in BudaPart

The newly opened SPAR City store is the first FMCG store in BudaPart, the newest quarter of the capital city. SPAR Hungary has invested nearly €950,000 in the store, offering employment to 15 new store team members.

The cutting-edge store design ensures a modern and convenient shopping environment. Standout features are the clearly arranged fruit & vegetable section, delicatessen counter, and bakery department. Customers looking for on-the-go conveniences can find these in the stand-alone cooler with SPAR enjoy products and the warm foods counter. The latest SPAR City store is equipped with self-checkouts, energy-saving LED lighting systems, and eco-friendly technologies.

Refurbishments

After an investment of €1.4 million, the modernised SPAR Supermarket in East-Budapest was reopened on 25 March. The redesigned store employs 29 team members.

The store has been designed according to the company’s latest design concept, featuring an extensive choice of fresh produce offered in market style and a large selection of convenience and baked goods near the entrance.

In addition to the modernised delicatessen counter and the bakery, an attractive, modern SPAR to Go unit has been added to the aisle of service counters, offering freshly prepared hot dishes.

Following an investment of €1.6 million, the renewed SPAR store in Eger was reopened on 18 March. Upon entering the store, customers find market-style fruit and vegetable displays and coolers offering convenience products, including fresh sandwiches and salads.

Other store highlights are the new delicatessen counter and the bakery. All furniture and equipment were replaced during the modernisation, and new cash registers and self-checkouts were installed.

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 move to license independent retailers to operate the SPAR Brand has proven successful for Hungary, with new stores meeting the needs of a larger number of shoppers. The retailers benefit from becoming part of the SPAR organisation with access to own brand products, operating systems, and the brand, whilst consumers enjoy the increased number of store locations.