SPAR Norway opens fresh-focused supermarket in Lysaker Harbour

November 18, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

SPAR Norway is bringing an extensive assortment of fresh and convenience products to shoppers around Lysaker Harbour with the opening of a new supermarket. Following the official launch event on 12 November, more than 1,500 customers visited SPAR Lysakerbrygge during the opening the weekend.

The new supermarket has a catchment area of 400 households as well as many offices. Lysaker Harbour, which borders Oslo proper, is an important transport hub and attracts a lot of additional traffic during the summer.

SPAR Lysakerbrygge has a sales area of roughly 580m2 as well as 19 parking spots. The supermarket features an extensive fresh produce section, with a prepared salad-to-go counter. It also offers freshly baked goods, as well as freshly prepared warm food to go. Cato Hambro will act as store manager at SPAR Lysakerbrygge, after gaining 11 years of experience working at SPAR Bygdøy and SPAR Snarøya as a manager of fresh goods.

In terms of sustainability credentials, the store uses LED lighting systems and energy-efficient refrigeration equipment. By using the app Waste No More, shoppers are supported in reducing food waste. 

Instore health and safety
The store has hand disinfection stations at the entrance, and a door policy regarding the maximum number of shoppers allowed instore at any given moment. 

Instore communications, including posters, inform customers about how they can improve their health and safety. SPAR Norway encourages customers to use facemasks in all stores, in line with local regulations. Extensive strengthened cleaning routines ensure that all shopping carts, handles, card machines and so on are cleaned multiple times a day. 

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About SPAR Norway

NorgesGruppen ASA is the parent company of SPAR Norway and is the market leader in the highly concentrated Norwegian grocery market. The SPAR licence for Norway was signed by NorgesGruppen AS in 1984. In February 2013, NorgesGruppen purchased 49% of the Dagrofa Group – the licence partner operating the SPAR Brand in Denmark.

SPAR Norway operates two retail formats: EUROSPAR, which continues to see expansion and growth following very positive consumer response, and SPAR. This neighbourhood supermarket format was the first format to be established.