SPAR Hungary opens 33rd INTERSPAR Hypermarket

March 22, 2017 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

SPAR Hungary invested more than €12.8 million in the development of the new store, creating 100 new jobs.

Located in the county of Pest, the latest hypermarket is part of a new shopping centre which was designed using environmentally friendly technology and is located at a busy motorway intersection. As part of its overall investment, SPAR Hungary also renovated the surrounding roads and the sewage system. A playground of 200m² was also created next to the hypermarket. With these investments, SPAR has significantly contributed to the infrastructural development of Érd.

“We have a lot of plans for development in 2017,” said Márk Maczelka, Head of Communications at SPAR Hungary. “It is important to keep modernising and expanding our network of hypermarkets. In our experience, people living in the vicinity of Budapest value stores that are easily accessible, with many parking spaces and a good product range – this is why we decided to go ahead with the development in Érd.”

SPAR Hungary opened its first INTERSPAR store in 1995 in the town of Győr. The 32nd INTERSPAR opened in November 2014 in Szekszárd and now, shoppers have access to the 33rd INTERSPAR Hypermarket in Érd.

The INTERSPAR Hypermarket in the new shopping centre is based on a concept that has recently been carefully designed by Hungarian and international retail experts. It makes use of good quality materials and energy-saving solutions. After passing through the entrance of the store, a market-like fruit and vegetable section welcomes customers, who can then proceed through the fresh bakery area to the delicatessen counter. The hypermarket offers a total of more than 20,000 top quality products. A new cashier information system enables faster payment, in addition to the traditional cashiers.

The Érd INTERSPAR offers several helpful services to shoppers. An electric car charging station in the parking lot is one such new service, enabling any type of electric car to be charged within one to six hours. At a mobile charging point in the entrance of the store, customers can also charge their phones. The SPAR-to-Go restaurant awaits guests with grilled products, sandwiches and salads made from quality ingredients, and other dishes prepared onsite are also available to eat or to take away. A free wi-fi service is available throughout the store.

Energy-efficiency played a key role in the development of the hypermarket. LED lighting has been installed throughout the store, consuming much less energy than traditional bulbs. The building’s heating is supplied from waste heat generated during commercial cooling, and cooling is provided using a cutting-edge heat pump system. Doors have been added to the fridges to ensure environmentally friendly operation.

In addition to the INTERSPAR, the shopping centre also houses a shopping area of 1,200m², where a coffee shop, a post office, a chemist, an optician and a jewellery shop will also open. The underground and the open-air parking lots offer a total of 377 parking spaces. Moving walkways enable visitors to easily move from the first floor to the centre of the store, the SPAR-to-Go restaurant and the entrance of the shopping area. A bus stop has been set up at the main entrance of the building, and a bus waiting area is also available.

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