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SPAR Ukraine opens 24/7 supermarket with unique full-service instore bakery

June 16, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

Following ten weeks of extensive development and an investment of UAH3,500,000 (€843,000), a new SPAR Supermarket opened on 10 June in the Ukrainian city of Ratne, close to the border with Belarussia. SPAR Ukraine has taken bold steps in the development of this store, incorporating several new and unique services and solutions which clearly position it as a flagship SPAR Supermarket.

Building on the learnings from around the SPAR network, the store differentiates itself with a modern design, advanced interior fixtures, extensive service departments, an instore café, 24/7 opening times, and a strong focus on customer service.

The 266m2 SPAR Supermarket includes a strong food-to-go offer, a pizza oven, and delicatessen section, in addition to the market-style fruit and vegetable section. The store also features a unique full instore bakery, which incorporates the expertise available from SPAR International’s fresh services team.

Located adjacent to the instore café, the modern food-to-go counter offering local specialities has been designed using wood and bespoke lighting.

The wide ready-to-eat assortment has proven popular with customers seeking convenient meal solutions throughout the day. Customers can rapidly move through the store, choosing from the three checkout counters and parking in the easily accessible car park.

The 26 team members operating the store received training at SPAR Ukraine’s training centre, supporting the development and adherence to SPAR standards.

Source: SPAR Ukraine

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About SPAR Ukraine

SPAR was launched in Ukraine in 2001 with the opening of the first SPAR Supermarket. Since then, independent retailers have continued to bring the brand to local consumers in a number of cities.

SPAR has experienced a lot of change in Ukraine over the past few years and on 1 December 2016, a new licence was granted to Volwest LLC, a retailer a strong track record of partnering with independent retailers. Volwest works with all SPAR retailers to strengthen the brand presence in the country, opening new convenience stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets.