October 26, 2018
2 years SPAR Albania, the company celebrates its success by donating 2 apartments at Lalzi Bay

SPAR Albania, one of the largest and most quality networks of supermarkets and hypermarkets in Albania, has become in a very short time, one of the most trusted names in the market. To celebrate with its loyal customers, two years full of accomplishments, the company has undertaken various interesting initiatives for the month of October.

Among these initiatives, the most important one is definitely the draw, through which two apartments of Val Mar’s premium residence will be donated, in the wonderful Hamallaj coastline in the Lalzi Bay. This draw will take place in a few months period time, starting from October 3, 2018 until January 12, 2019. During this period, SPAR customers who will buy products from its 68 participating brands will have the opportunity to complete coupons and become part of the big draw that will be thrown on January 13, 2019 on one of the most popular televisions. This means that the more customers buy, the more chances they will have on winning one of the two apartments in question.

But the activities for this 2-year anniversary will not stop and so they are one more reason for everyone to head to SPAR sales branches to take advantage of super-offers across the country.

During the first two weekends of October in SPAR, various entertainment activities for clients were organized, mentioning a direct television cooking show. Meanwhile at the entrance of SPAR at TEG, the 2nd anniversary cake was delivered, which was distributed to clients and for 10 days during October, 100 baskets with products will be donated and a mini-campaign with 10 persons , who will be the first to answer the questions of SPAR in Facebook and Instagram’s site will earn a basket.

SPAR Albania’s major growth within two years

SPAR Albania comes with an impressive growth on the 2nd anniversary of its founding in Albania. According to the specialized magazine Monitor, the company saw a 65% increase compared to its first year of operation in the Albanian market.

SPAR now holds 23% of the market for supermarkets. SPAR Albania itself has about 520 employees, while about 225 other employees are the staff of the SPAR’s affiliated companies in the form of “franchise”, its local partners in different parts of Albania.

For the last year, Spar Albania realized a turnover of 45 million euros without TVSH.

Guaranteeing the food standard and innovation in consumer education.

The company has brought a new standard to food safety. In particular, SPAR provides fresh and controlled meat, cooperating with the best farms in Albania. His experts take care that the animal, before finishing at the tables of Albanian families, is grown enough, nurtured and treated by specialists. Then the process continues with their slaughtering, making sure it is done in safe hygienic and sanitary conditions. To procced with modern fridge transportation, distributing it in all SPAR markets. Then the meat is served to the clients by a well-trained staff.

SPAR Albania implements HACCP rules according to international standards.

The company offers a wide assortment to the customers, 100% meeting their needs, but also pursuing all the world’s healthy nutrition trends by importing Bio, Gluten Free, Sugar Free products.

SPAR communicates directly and educates consumers with secure offers and products, which is done through a 360 degree communication via information channels

Also, for consumer awareness, every week in the 2 major hypermarkets of Albania, cooking show, tasting events, etc are organized.

SPAR, is a well-known international brand, founded in 1932 in the Netherlands by Adriaan van Well under the motto “Everyone will benefit from joint co-operation.” From that time on, SPAR continued to expand, expanding into more than 42 countries around the world including the continent of Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia. Every day, its 12,176 stores are visited by more than 13 million customers for a turnover of 33 billion euros.

Future plans and employment opportunitie

SPAR Albania has created an ambitious expansion plan in Albania, which foresees the opening of 100 supermarkets and 10 hypermarkets, which will cover the entire territory of the country. Currently SPAR is present in Tirana, Durres, Fier, Elbasan, Shkodra, Lezha, Fushë Krujë,Saranda, Gjirokastra, Korca, Pogradec and Vlora. With the expected expansion, the number of staff will go to over 1500 employees.

Within the next month, SPAR is planning to open two new supermarkets in Tirana, while a third supermarket will be open in Shkodra in December. This will lead the company’s network within 2018 to a total of 40 stores.

The company is constantly looking for motivated employees and therefore interested persons can apply for SPAR work positions in social networks or in any sales unit where the company has established application forms for this purpose.

As part of its Social Responsibility program, SPAR has supported many important activities in the country as World Vision Albania’s “Tungjatjeta”, “Fundjavë ndryshe”, “Ti je një luledielli”, the City’s Initiative for Green Tirana , Run 4 Atheism, SPAR Donates Knowledge, SPAR donates blood on thalassemia, etc.

Facts and figures

  • 50 new brands added in two years
  • 78,133 clients registered with the customer card
  • 60 sale campaigns and price reductions
  • Three draws with three winners
  • Over 80 staff recruited during 2018
  • 25 new SPAR stores are expected to open in 2019