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Despar Opens Two Eurospar Stores in Italy

Published on Feb 4 2019 8:00 AM in Retail tagged: Italy / Eurospar / Despar / Aspiag Service

Despar Opens Two Eurospar Stores in Italy

Despar has opened two new Eurospar supermarkets in Bologna and Trieste.

Aspiag Service, the Despar concessionaire for the Emilia Romagna and Triveneto region, now has 235 directly managed stores, of which 81 trade under the Despar banner, 117 Eurospar and 37 Eurospar.

The Trieste store has a sales area of 1,240 square meters, while the Bologna supermarket (the third located in the city) is smaller with 1,200 square meters. Both have approximately 20,000 SKUs, mainly food products.

Like all new Despar Aspiag Service stores, the stores feature a green component, due to the adoption of low environmental impact systems. The buildings are energy class A3.

The heat produced by the refrigerated counters is entirely recovered, while the refrigeration systems in the store are powered by CO2, which is more environmentally friendly.

Lighting, as in all the new and refurbished stores, is powered by high-efficiency LED, both inside and outside the stores. Additionally, all interior furnishings are FSC-certified wood, i.e. originating from sustainably managed forests.

Despar Aspiag Service is expecting to post a turnover of €2 billion in full-year 2018.

© 2018 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Branislav Pekic. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine

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