SPAR Switzerland offers home delivery service to vulnerable customer groups

March 30, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, SPAR Switzerland is offering free home deliveries for high-risk groups nationwide. SPAR is performing the service in cooperation with ZÄMÄDIHEI, a platform that provides various support services to vulnerable people who have to stay at home.

For SPAR customers who are currently unable to do their own grocery shopping, volunteers have been arranged to shop in their place.

“We are convinced that we can effectively support many SPAR customers who are currently at particular risk or who are unable to shop themselves via the ZÄMÄDIHEI platform”, SPAR Marketing Director Wolfgang Frick explained.

Posters in SPAR stores nationwide draw attention to this special shopping service. Information can also be found on the SPAR Switzerland homepage  and Facebook site.

To sign up for the shopping service, customers can register using a form. Vulnerable people who do not have access to online resources can also call. Volunteers who wish to make themselves available for shopping can also register on the homepage.

Since the platform was launched on 18 March, over a hundred new volunteers have registered daily. ZÄMÄDIHEI is responsible for the coordination and contacts those seeking help and helpers by telephone to verify the information transmitted via the homepage.

Source: SPAR Switzerland

About SPAR Switzerland

SPAR Switzerland has undergone several changes since being founded in 1989. In 2000, the family-owned business was transformed into a holding company with three operating companies: SPAR Handels AG, TopCC AG and SPAR Management AG. The business grew further, combining corporate and independently owned stores, spanning forecourt retailing to large supermarkets.

In early 2016, SPAR Switzerland announced the sale of 60% of shares to SPAR South Africa. The existing management team and shareholders remain involved in the business.