Internationale Spar Centrale BV in Retailing

Company Profile

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May 2010

The worldwide Spar organisation is comprised of a large number of independent retailers and wholesalers operating in over 30 markets across five regions. Each Spar country operates autonomously, while Internationale Spar Centrale is the coordinating head office and service centre for the national Spar organisations. The franchise model enabled Internationale Spar Centrale to achieve a geographic spread which is comparable to that of the largest global retailers.

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Internationale Spar Centrale BV in Retailing

Euromonitor International's report on Internationale Spar Centrale BV delivers a detailed strategic analysis of the company's business, examining its performance in the Retailing market and the global economy.

Company and market share data provide a detailed look at the financial position of Internationale Spar Centrale BV, while in-depth qualitative analysis will help you understand the brand strategy and growth prospects of Internationale Spar Centrale BV.

This report examines:
  • Company share by region and sector
  • Brand portfolio
  • New product developments
  • Marketing and distribution strategies

A detailed SWOT analysis of Internationale Spar Centrale BV provides strategic intelligence on:
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Category and country opportunities for growth
  • Challenges and threats from current competition and future prospects
  • Global and regional market positions

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Scope of the Report

Scope

Strategic Evaluation

Key Company Facts
SWOT – Internationale Spar Centrale BV
Key Strategic Objectives and Challenges

Competitive Positioning

Spar Performance Versus Global Retailing Market
Spar – Not a Top 10 Player Despite Wide Geographic Spread

Channel Opportunities

Supermarket and Convenience Store Formats Dominate
Wide Geographic Spread of Supermarkets
Global Presence Benefits Internationale Spar Centrale
Hypermarket Format Strong in Austria and Eastern Europe
Downturn May Facilitate Convenience Store Expansion
Forecourt Retailer Format Centres on UK and Ireland
Sports Goods Stores Driven by Spar Austria

Geographic Opportunities

Franchising Facilitates Widespread Geographic Presence
UK – Expansion Opportunities Amid Rising Competition
Austrian Maturity Drives Expansion in Neighbouring Markets
Eastern Europe – Further Growth Opportunities
Spar’s Presence in Eastern Europe Can Grow
Rapid Expansion in Russia
Early Stage of Expansion in India
India Can Provide Long Term Expansion Opportunities
High Ambitions in China
Expansion Across Southern Africa

Brand and Private Label Strategies

Global Portfolio Centres Around the Spar Brand
Steady Growth for Eurospar Format
Interspar – Key Format for Emerging Market Expansion
Hypermarket Channel Can Provide Foundations for Growth
Mix of International and National Private Label Ranges
Private Label Hierarchy – Country Example 1: Austria
Private Label Hierarchy – Country Example 2: UK

Operations

Operations: Spar Aims to Work Better With Local Businesses

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