SPAR Spain launches app showing footfall to support social distancing

April 14, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: COVID-19, Digital and Marketing

SPAR Spain partner Líder Aliment, license holder for the SPAR Brand in Western Andalusia and Extremadura, has launched an app that monitors how busy SPAR Supermarkets are. The app aims to help customers plan their shopping trip in accordance with social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the app, customers can choose their nearest store and obtain real-time occupancy that is classified into low, average, and high.

The app geolocates the nearest SPAR stores and shows occupancy based on data such as the number of sales tickets and the real-time reports of the staff positioned at the entrance of each store to control the capacity of customers in the store.

The app, Aforo Eurospar Al Lado, is free of charge, and does not require users to enter any personal data. Customers can download the app in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and scan the QR Code with their mobile phones. In one glance, customers can see which SPAR store has the lowest number of customers, increasing the safety of consumers and employees. 

The app has an undeniable utility in these times but will continue to be useful in the future for customers who want to avoid queues when shopping for their groceries. 

Source: SPAR Spain

About SPAR Spain

SPAR Spain was founded in 1959 as a result of the coming together of a group of wholesalers who wished to be part of an international organisation. The brand became the first voluntary trading chain to be established in Spain.

The head office is located in Barcelona, providing buying, marketing, communication and brand support to the 13 regional partners, continuing the expansion of the brand across the country.