Spar Netherlands has announced that it is rolling out its Spar Express stores at Texaco filling stations in the country, following a successful pilot phase.
From early 2018, around 130 new Spar Express outlets will be added exclusively to Texaco stations in the Netherlands, with plans to re-brand two stores a week in order to complete the conversion by mid-2019 at the latest.
Spar says that the stores located along motorways will focus mainly on food-to-go and convenience products, while stores in residential areas will have a wider choice of groceries.
Spar began trialling its Express store concept in the Netherlands earlier this year, in partnership with fuel-provider EG Group.
“By choosing Spar Express, we are joining forces with a strong and modern retail brand that has a keen focus on convenience," said Jack Dolman, managing director of EG Retail Benelux.
"Together with our other brand partners such as Subway and Lavazza, we offer a strong proposition, one that meets the expectations of modern consumers at service stations in the Netherlands.”
Sjaak Kranendonk, former managing director of Spar Netherlands, added that this expansion plan will increase the visibility and awareness of the Spar brand in the country.
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