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SPAR Italy Partner, Aspiag Service, opens new INTERSPAR

July 30, 2019 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

SPAR Italy Partner, Aspiag Service, has opened a new INTERSPAR Hypermarket in Carpi, near Modena. This is the 39th INTERSPAR to be opened by Aspiag Service, the licence holder for the North-East and Emilia Romagna regions of Italy. 

The compact hypermarket features a market-style fresh produce section and offers a large assortment of approximately 30,000 products. The professional and personal service at each of the Fresh counters adds to the high-quality shopping experience.

Throughout the store, LED communication screens guide customers as they shop, providing information and inspiration. In keeping with Aspiag’s other store openings and renovations, this latest INTERSPAR in Carpi has also been equipped with energy-saving fixtures, including solar panels on the roof, which help provide a large proportion of the store’s energy. The remaining energy is supplied by certified sustainable sources.

Aspiag service is continuing to perform well, following a successful year in 2018, which saw the company open 15 stores and renovate 13. Thanks to this strong performance, its turnover increased by 4.2% last year and employee numbers grew by 194 to over 8,000 in total.

Source: DESPAR Northeast

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About SPAR Italy

SPAR Italy was first granted the licence to operate the SPAR Brand in 1959. The first store opened in the latter part of 1960 and with it, SPAR became the first partnership of retailers and wholesalers to operate in the country. SPAR Italy, known locally as DESPAR Italia, 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 majority of the company’s turnover is acquired through these larger format stores, the independently owned neighbourhood supermarkets remain a key part of the business.