The SPAR Supermarket was built in just eight months and the architecture of the building blends in beautifully with its natural background, the Slovenian Alps. The facade is made of glass and marble slabs, while the canopy of the store is made out of wood. The store provides parking space for 64 cars in the underground garage and 24 in front of the store. With the new store opening, some 32 new jobs have been created.
At the heart of the supermarket are the fresh departments with an extensive fruit and vegetable range. As SPAR Slovenia continues to support local sourcing, a special location has been created instore showcasing only local products from Slovenian farmers. At the entrance, customers can also find a broad choice of baked goods in the bread and pastry department, followed by the delicatessen department with exquisite specialties, as well as the fresh meat and fish departments. Another main feature of the store is the well-stocked SPAR-to-Go counter, meeting the needs of customers facing today’s fast paced way of life. There are numerous ready-made meals, sandwiches, salads and desserts to choose from. To speed up the checkout process, four express checkouts are available.
During development, there was a focus on implementing energy-saving solutions, such as LED lighting and transcritical CO2 cooling and heating systems. SPAR Slovenia has also highlighted its CSR campaign ‘Think Ecologically’, encouraging sustainable behaviour and reduced use of plastic bags. In addition to making customers aware of the importance of environmental protection, SPAR Slovenia also offers hands-on support, making a commitment to help clean the nearby Bled lake at the end of May. So far, the CSR campaign has helped to clean up five Slovenian rivers, tidying up more than two tonnes of waste.
Source: SPAR Slovenia
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About SPAR Slovenia
SPAR Slovenia, operated by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG), was founded in 1992. ASPIAG is a subsidiary of SPAR Austria AG and was granted the licence to operate the brand in Slovenia by SPAR International. SPAR Slovenia has become a key employer in the country, with a Distribution Centre, bakery and corporate-owned stores providing employment opportunities.
The first SPAR store opened in the capital city, Ljubljana, in 1992. Three store formats are operated in Slovenia: SPAR, SPAR Supermarkets and INTERSPAR Hypermarkets. The brand is one of the most trusted companies in the country with Nielson research placing SPAR first in terms of freshness, quality and range. The SPAR Bakery, which has been continually developed, has played a key role in the overall fresh offer and has received great customer feedback.