SPAR Austria introduces returnable jars for organic yogurt references

SPAR Austria offers returnable glass jars for the references of 450 grams of organic fruit yoghurt SPAR Natur * pure Bergbauern and organic natural yoghurt SPAR Natur * pure Bergbauern.

Returnable jars will help the retailer in its sustainability initiatives.

With an annual sales volume of around three million jars, the retailer hopes to save 900,000 kilograms of glass per year.

SPAR Austria will refund a deposit of 0.17 euro for each glass jar returned by buyers.

Organic yogurts range

SPAR Natur * pure Bergbauern organic fruit yoghurt is priced at € 1.65, while SPAR Natur * pure Bergbauern organic natural yoghurt is priced at € 1.39.

The product is available in SPAR, EUROSPAR, INTERSPAR and Maximarkt stores across the country.

Yogurts are available in strawberry, banana-muesli, mango-passionfruit, wild berry and bourbon vanilla flavors in standardized reusable jars.

The product is made from organic fruits and organic milk from mountain farmers.

Prevention of food waste

Earlier in October, SPAR Austria extended its partnership with the food waste prevention app Too Good To Go to include the 700 SPAR and EUROSPAR stores in Austria and seven INTERSPAR hypermarkets in and around Vienna.

The move follows a successful trial at SPAR Gourmet stores, launched in August 2020 and extended to all SPAR Gourmet stores in February this year.

Last month, the distribution group opened a new regional headquarters and a new logistics center for Emilia Romagna in Castel San Pietro Terme.

SPAR Austria operates at around 3,000 locations in Austria, northeastern Italy, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia.

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