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SPAR Hungary rolls out self-service checkout solution

October 24, 2019 IN THE CATEGORY: Digital and Marketing

SPAR Hungary first introduced self-service checkout machines at its hypermarket in Érd two years ago. After tracking the success of the service, it is now working towards offering self-checkout in 92 SPAR stores across the country by the end of the year.

The time-saving solution has become increasingly popular with more and more customers preferring it as a payment option. In the stores in which the service has been implemented so far, self-checkout accounts for almost 30% of total turnover.

SPAR Hungary attaches great importance to ensuring its stores are kept up-to-date and in line with modern retail trends that create a fast and convenient shopping experience for customers. As an innovative and efficient payment option, self-checkout helps meet this need.

So far, 348 easy-to-use self-checkout machines have been installed in 78 SPAR stores in Hungary. In addition to cash payment, the self-checkouts also accept bank cards, SuperShop cards and SPAR gift cards.

Over the next few months, SPAR Hungary will install the units in 14 additional stores with a further 60 stores being equipped next year. The aim is to have the service available in more than 150 SPAR stores nationwide by the end of 2020.

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 the development of the retail industry in the country.

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.