SPAR’s Hungary division grew 2018 sales by 9.8% to EUR 1.94 billion during a year that saw the opening of six new stores and refurbishment of a further 17. The total funds invested in the business was EUR99 million and included a new 1,500m2 SPAR enjoy production facility in Üllo that will supply all SPAR, SPAR City and INTERSPAR stores in the market.

The facility will also manufacture own-brand lines, which last year constituted 25% of SPAR Hungary turnover with a 2,700-strong selection featuring a wider choice of healthy options. SPAR Hungary ended the year with a total of 555 stores: 348 SPAR and SPAR City Supermarkets, 33 INTERSPAR Hypermarkets and 174 independent retailer-run stores.

Source: SPAR International