Grocery retailer Spar (Austria) has reported total group sales were up 4.4% to €11.7bn (£9.9bn) in the 2010 fiscal year, from €11.2bn (£9.4bn) in 2009, including revenue generated through SES (Spar European Shopping Centres).

Spar (Austria) also plans to open its first convenience store. The new format for inner city locations will open in Salzburg this spring.