SPAR Hungary Marks 25th Anniversary with New Store Openings
SPAR Hungary ends the year on a high note with the celebration of its 25th anniversary. To mark this milestone year, a lot of investment has been put into the modernisation of SPAR stores, with the renewal of 20 supermarkets across the country, as well as the opening of new stores.
The largest investment went into the renovation of the Pesterzsébet INTERSPAR in Budapest. Originally opened in 1998, the hypermarket has been renewed inside and out, and offers customers a wide range of new products and services. Natural materials were used for the new interior, which was designed in collaboration with international experts. The result is an inviting and innovative layout, providing customers with a pleasant shopping experience. There is a market-like fruit and vegetable section at the entrance to the store, an instore bakery department, a health and wellness area and a SPAR-to-Go restaurant, where top quality dishes are on offer. The modernisation of Pesterzsébet INTERSPAR included introducing sustainable solutions to reduce the store’s energy consumption. In addition to high performance, environmentally friendly refrigeration systems, cost-efficient LED lighting has been installed throughout the store.
In Budapest, a completely new SPAR Supermarket has opened on the ground floor of an office building, creating 21 new jobs. The new store is 600m2 and has been designed according to the latest SPAR branding and design principles. There is a deli counter, bakery and fresh produce section and special attention was given to the implementation of energy-efficient equipment such as LED lighting and efficient heating and cooling systems.
In addition to fresh goods and the popular A-brand products, the new store also offers a good range of SPAR Own Brand products of excellent quality and at favourable prices.
Since entering Hungary 25 years ago, SPAR has worked hard to develop its retail network. There are currently 345 SPAR Supermarkets, 32 INTERSPAR Hypermarkets and 108 SPAR stores in the country, providing jobs for more than 13, 000 people.