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Two young independent retailers open SPAR stores in the Netherlands

September 1, 2016 IN THE CATEGORY: Store openings

  • Fresh sandwiches and coffee to go are very popular with commuters visiting the SPAR City store in Breda

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  • The wine department in the SPAR City store in Breda

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  • The SPAR store in Breda offers a large range of Fair Trade products

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  • The new SPAR City store Breda

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SPAR Netherlands has been focusing its attention on the development of a new generation neighbourhood store concept as well as the roll out of new city stores nationwide.

This month, two new stores, one a SPAR city and the other a neighbourhood store, have opened in the south of the country. The owners of both new stores are young and ambitious independent SPAR retailers under the age of 30.

New SPAR City store opens in Breda

Independent SPAR retailer, Djordy de Nooijer, just 23 years of age, opened a new SPAR City store in Breda on 18 August. This is the 25th SPAR City store to open in the Netherlands.

The store is located on Willemstraat in the centre of Breda, close to the central station and right next to a tourist information office. The SPAR city store concept focuses on the convenience needs of local consumers, offering quick breakfast options, tasty snacks, healthy lunch ranges and everything else customers need for top-up shopping.

Reactions to the new store have been positive, with customers expressing delight in the extensive range of products and the large convenience offer, including the popular meal deals. Just one week after the opening, he also chose to participate in a mini food festival in the town of Breda, raising awareness of both the extensive food-to-go offer instore and the location of his new SPAR city store with the local community.

“We have noticed that customers tend to make last-minute decisions about what and where they eat. Our SPAR city stores, which offer an extensive choice of Food-to-Go solutions, are aimed at meeting this trend,” said Sjaak Kranendonk, Managing Director of SPAR Netherlands.

Before opening his SPAR store, Djordy de Nooijer gained experience working in his father’s retail business and as a team manager in a large supermarket in the town of Etten-Leur, close to Breda.

The ambitious young retailer says he is excited to be part of the SPAR family and looks forward to the challenges of owning his own business.

Spaubeek welcomes a new SPAR Neighbourhood store

SPAR Salden opened its doors on 26 August in Spaubeek, South-Limburg. The store is run by 29-year-old Niek Saldenwill, a young but experienced retailer.

Previously a competitor brand, SPAR Salden aims to play a vital role in the local community and as such, Niek has employed the former staff to help run his new store.

Members of the Spaubeek community are delighted with the new SPAR store and with the fact that they can continue to do their daily shopping locally.

The store offers an extensive range of fresh produce, meeting the needs of the local community. In addition to freshly baked products from the local baker, the store also provides sought-after services such as online shopping and home delivery.