BWG invests €100m in Spar chain in Ireland

By: trademagazin Date: 2008. 06. 18. 00:00

Retail group currently operates 471 Spar stores in Ireland under the Spar, Spar Express and Eurospar brands.

 BWG Retail – established in 2006 – is part of the BWG
Group. It owns and operates the Spar brand in Ireland, as well as the
Mace and XL Stop & Shop brands. The company opened 16 new stores
in the first five months of the year and plans to open a further 24
outlets by the end of December. Last week, BWG announced retail sales
of €1.67 billion for Spar to the year ending 2007- an increase of
15.7 per cent on the previous year.
During the period, the group,
in partnership with its independent retailers, invested €103
million in its store network. It opening 52 new stores, including 28
Spar, five Eurospar and 19 Spar Express stores, creating 1,190 jobs.

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