Spar Express is expanding in Germany in a new deal in partnership with the EDEKA group and food and drink travel operator SSP.
A total of 40 of SSP’s own brand Point outlets are set to be rebranded under the Spar Express name by the autumn.
The move will include the remodeling of three flagship outlets, and the introduction of an all-day concept, Spar Express 24/7.
Cornelius Everke, CEO of SSP, said: “The need for a local, high-quality food offer is growing among commuters and other travellers. This significant new investment means we will be able to meet customers’ requirements even more precisely.
“SSP is already operating 11 Spar Express shops at stations, and we are delighted to be developing our relationship with a brand that is very well received by customers, and has seen strong, continuous growth since 2010,” he said.
Lessor Horst Mutsch, Spar’s director of leasing, marketing, service-stores DB, said: “A good convenience food offer is a high priority when providing for our passengers.
“Working in partnership with respected players who have a solid track-record in the sector such as SSP and EDEKA means we can now offer options that are both more relevant and more innovative.”