SPAR Italy operator Maiora launches renovated INTERSPAR Hypermarket

December 9, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

After a complete renovation, SPAR Italy regional operator Maiora has reopened its INTERSPAR Hypermarket in Corato, Bari. A major shopping destination since its initial opening in the 1990s, this upgraded INTERSPAR store provides innovative services and even greater product variety and quality. The restyling is part of Maiora’s three-year renovation plan, aimed at offering customers renewed efficiency and quality across its retail store network.

The hypermarket’s redesigned layout provides a convenient shopping experience, with clearly defined theme areas such as the new festivity section. This is an entire department with solutions for decorating colourful birthday parties as well as sophisticated dinners. The newly renovated INTERSPAR store in Corato offers an outstanding shopping experience with additional options, such as a sushi bar and a butchery section, including a choice of cured prime meats.

At the comprehensive delicatessen counter, customers can place orders for special occasions. The deli counter has a choice of delicious freshly prepared products for any time of the day. A dedicated seating area can accommodate those who wish to enjoy a tasty break with products purchased instore.

The fish counter, already renowned for its excellent selection of fresh seafood and fish, now offers new options such as prawn kebabs, fish burgers, and stuffed squid. The butchery department includes prime meats that, though a natural maturing process, are more tender and enjoyable to the palate. The fine wines section includes refrigerated cabinets with the best Apulian and Italian wines, while the beer department offers a vast assortment of national and foreign craft beers.

A large car park is available to customers who visit the store, while the reactivated ‘DESPAR a Casa’ e-commerce service offers online customers delivery or click-and-collect options. E-shopping is available on the platform or via a mobile app.

“The community of Corato can now enjoy a more modern and convenient shopping experience. This INTERSPAR reopening is part of our three-year investment plan that aims to renew our retail store network and offer customers greater efficiency and quality”, said Pippo Cannillo, Maiora President and CEO.

Source: Maiora

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About SPAR Italy

SPAR Italy, known locally as DESPAR Italia, was first granted the SPAR Brand’s licence in 1959. The first store opened in 1960. With it, SPAR became the first partnership of retailers and wholesalers to operate in the country. In addition, SPAR Italy licenses regional partners, all of whom work together to grow the brand across the country.

The DESPAR Partners operate stores under three formats: DESPAR Neighbourhood Supermarkets, EUROSPAR Supermarkets, and INTERSPAR Hypermarkets. Many of the larger format stores are company-owned, reflecting the scale of investment required. While the company achieves most of its turnover through these larger format stores, the independently owned neighbourhood supermarkets remain vital.

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