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  • Breakfast briefing

    Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Amazon, Spar and Morrisons


    Retail news round-up August 8, 2013: Amazon introduces digital downloads for video games, Spar UK to launch first TV ad campaign in four years, and Morrisons retains ad agency after review.

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    Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Selfridges, Littlewoods and Spar


    Retail news round-up August 2, 2013: Spar UK launches first branded forecourt store, Littlewoods to launch £1.3m kidswear campaignand Selfridges appoints Steak to handle paid search activity.

  • Breakfast briefing

    Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Sainsbury's, Tesco and Evans Cycles


    Retail news round-up August, 2013: Food sales surge in hot weather, Sainsbury’s receives support from the NFU and Evans Cycles EBITDA falls.

  • Spar

    Spiced up Spar is posh enough for Beckham


    It wasn’t a surprise when we heard that the phenomenally well-groomed Victoria Beckham had bought a spa to relax in and get a manicure at her leisure.

  • Ted Baker leads the way in brand identity

    Analysis: There’s more than one way to keep the tills ringing


    Tesco turned up the pressure on price again this week with its Price Promise scheme. But price isn’t everything.

  • News

    Grocery retailer Spar posts rise in total group sales


    Grocery retailer Spar posted total group sales up 3.5% to E12.58bn (£10.84bn) in its 2012 financial year, from E12.15bn (£10.47bn) in 2011. Domestic sales, excluding sport and leisure retailer Hervis, rose 3.8 % to E5.56bn (£4.79bn). Sales at Aspiag (Austria Spar International AG) in Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy ...

  • News

    Spar International to return to India


    Spar International plans to return to India by the year-end. Managing director Gordon Campbell said the retailer is in talks with a number of regional chains to sign licensing agreements. He said India is a crucial market for Spar and the company is seeking multiple partners for different regions. ...

  • News

    Austrian Federal Competition Authority raids Spar headquarters


    Spar Austria’s headquarters in Salzburg have been raided by the Austrian Federal Competition Authority. According to the retailer, the investigation is targeting the purchasing department. Spar Austria spokeswoman Nicole Berkmann said the grocer was co-operating with the authorities and expects a quick and smooth resolution. Last year, the authorities ...

  • News

    Spar International plans to enter Middle Eastern market


    Spar International plans to enter five markets in the Middle East, with the aim of 30 stores in the region by the end of 2015. Eight shops are planned for Abu Dhabi, two for Qatar and one in Lebanon by the end of the year. Spar has teamed up ...

  • Spar has become the latest retailer to introduce Amazon collection lockers in-store.

    Spar installs Amazon lockers as it ramps up multichannel


    Spar has become the latest retailer to introduce Amazon collection lockers in-store.

  • News

    Spar reports net sales increase


    Spar has reported a 3.8% net sales increase for the year to December 31, 2012 to CHF1.04bn (£705.4m). Net sales for the 170 Spar, Eurospar and Spar Express stores increased by 2.3% to CHF567m (£384.6m), despite prices being lowered by 1.2%. This year the retailer will open five new ...

  • News

    Spar Austria plans online grocery shop


    Spar Austria is planning an online grocery shop for its hypermarket and superstore banner Interspar in the Czech Republic. The retailer intends to make more than 40,000 products available online, it is reported. Rewe Group’s supermarket division Billa in the Czech Republic is also working on ecommerce for its full ...

  • Loyalty card

    Comment: Every retailer should know who their customers are


    It feels almost odd talking about customer insights being central to a modern-day retailer.

  • News

    Spar unveils group turnover increase


    Grocery retailer Spar has unveiled a 12.2% increase in group turnover to ZAR43.2bn (£3.1bn) and a 7.5% rise in trading profit to ZAR1.5bn (£107m), for its financial year ended September 30. Sales growth was helped by internal inflation of 6.1%.

  • News

    Spar opens first Interspar-pronto convenience store


    Grocery retailer Spar has opened the first Interspar-pronto convenience store, as well as its first Pasta Cafe by Interspar, at Vienna’s Wien Mitte train station. The 4,300 sq ft Interspar-pronto targets travellers, while the Pasta Cafe restaurant is a new catering venture that has a ...

  • Turning on the style at Emporio Armani in Manchester

    Analysis: From store design to shopfit


    The majority of shopfitters fit shops while the majority of shop designers design them. Northern Italian shopfitting giant Schweitzer does both.

  • Sainsbury’s, which opened 73 c-stores in 2011, will still focus on superstores and extensions

    Analysis: How should grocers grow in the future?


    Grocers are moving away from hypermarkets to focus on a more diverse portfolio that recognises the importance of ecommerce and convenience.

  • Auchan is to link with Max Hypermarkets and will rebrand 13 Spar stores

    International analysis: Auchan signs franchise deal to power growth in India


    French grocer Auchan has signed a franchise agreement with Landmark Group (India)-owned Max Hypermarkets to develop hypermarkets in India.

  • Spar

    Spar promotes bargains X Factor style


    As The X Factor begins again in the UK, the show’s emotional roller coaster is already under way in Slovenia, although this could arguably be down to local sponsor Spar’s campaign to promote its low prices.

  • The People’s Supermarket has revealed it is to partner convenience store chain Spar to supply products and revamp its store

    The People’s Supermarket in Spar tie-up


    The People’s Supermarket (TPS) has revealed it is to partner convenience store chain Spar to supply products and revamp its store.