Read more about COVID-19 Preparedness & Responsiveness

SPAR Supermarket in Gran Canaria wins EuroShop RetailDesign Award 

February 17, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Awards and prizes

SPAR Spain’s Puerto Rico Supermarket in Gran Canaria has won this year’s highly coveted EuroShop RetailDesign Award. As one of three companies to be given the prize for most compelling store concept, the SPAR Supermarket caught the jury’s eye as a true example of grocery retailing at its best.

The SPAR Supermarket features a retail space of over 1,600m² and offers several specialist departments, including a cheese room, wine cellar, and beer ‘hall’. In these temperature regulated areas, specialists are on hand to offer advice and product tastings.

“It is with great pride that we receive this award for the design of Gran Canaria’s SPAR Supermarket, especially coming from an organisation as prestigious as EuroShop. We want to take the opportunity to thank the designers of the store, as well as the supermarket’s entire commercial team”, said Jesus Diaz, entrepreneur and owner of the retail chain SPAR Mogan.

Held in Messe Düsseldorf, EuroShop is the world’s largest trade fair for capital goods in the retail sector. The event covers a wide range of topics including shopfitting, store design, architecture, lighting, refrigerating technology, visual merchandising, display advertising and POP marketing, as well as IT and security technology.

“We are delighted for Jesus Diaz and the success of SPAR Puerto Rico in the EuroShop Retail Design Awards 2020. This large SPAR Supermarket is a shining example of best-in-class experiential food retailing at its absolute best, and a reflection of the entrepreneurial spirit of SPAR retailers worldwide”, said Gary Harris, Head of Brand at SPAR International.

EHI Retail Institute and Messe Düsseldorf have presented the EuroShop RetailDesign Award (ERDA) for the three most compelling store concepts worldwide since 2008. This year, 73 proposals from 22 countries were submitted, with the jury selecting the 30 most compelling store concepts for the final round.

To be considered for nomination, a project should have a “consistent store concept that clearly communicates the product range, effectively addresses the target group and includes a successful mix of architecture, colours, materials, lighting and visual merchandising which clearly convey the establishment’s idea/story to the customer.”

Read more news from SPAR Spain. SPAR Mogan is licensee of SPAR Gran Canaria, Spain.

Find out more about Gran Canaria’s SPAR Puerto Rico Supermarket.


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.