SPAR Slovenia wins Innovative Food of the Year award

February 2, 2023 IN THE CATEGORY: Awards and prizes

In the ninth edition of the Innovative Food of the Year Award, SPAR Slovenia products earned the prestigious award for the eighth consecutive year. This year, the Institute of Nutrition in Ljubljana awarded SPAR products in the bakery and food-to-go categories.

Innovative preparation of bread

In the bakery products category, SPAR Slovenia’s artisan bread with seeds is the Innovation of the Year 2023. The bread impresses customers with its crispy toasted and aromatic artisanal crust and a long-lasting fresh crumb. It is high in fibre and has 25 % less salt than SPAR Slovenia’s regular bread.

Boštjan Kos, Manager of SPAR Slovenia’s bakery, commented: “The innovative aspect of the award-winning bread lies mainly in the preparation of the seeds. These are usually soaked in sourdough or water, but in this case, they are soaked in yeast, which is an innovation.”

The SPAR Bakery has been awarded with this prestigious award for the eighth year in a row.

Awarded food-to-go products

In the category of prepared food, winning products were SPAR Slovenia’s SPAR TO GO chicken cup and vegan fruit cup. The two awarded cups are tasty and nutritious,  adding vegetables or fruit to shoppers’ diets.

Institute of Nutrition

The Ljubljana-based Institute of Nutrition started selecting and awarding the most innovative Slovenian food products in 2014. Only products launched in the previous year are included in the competition. More information on this year’s award-winning products can be found here.

Source: SPAR Slovenia

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About SPAR Slovenia

SPAR Slovenia, operated by ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG), was granted a licence to operate in 1991. ASPIAG is a subsidiary of SPAR Austria AG. SPAR has become a key employer in the country. A Distribution Centre, bakery, and corporate-owned stores provide employment opportunities.

SPAR Slovenia operates three store formats: SPAR neighbourhood, SPAR Supermarkets, and INTERSPAR Hypermarkets. The brand is one of the most trusted companies in the country. Nielsen’s research has placed SPAR first in terms of freshness, quality, and range. The SPAR Bakery has played a vital role in the overall fresh offer in Slovenia and has received excellent customer feedback.