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Interspar Austria trials filling stations for organic food products

Interspar Austria trials filling stations for organic food products

Date: 04 August 2020

INTERSPAR Austria will be the first major retailer in the country to trial filling stations for unpackaged and loose organic food products, such as cereals, nuts, and pulses as well as pasta, rice, and dried fruit.

INTERSPAR Hypermarket Salzburg-EUROPARK

The trial is currently taking place in its hypermarket in Salzburg. The filling stations have been designed by SPAR International’s preferred supplier HL Display, a global supplier of products and solutions that create a better shopping experience.

Customers can either use free-of-cost paper bags offered in the store or bring or buy containers to use for their purchases.

According to INTERSPAR Austria, the filling station differs from traditional systems as the bins are filled from the top but emptied from the bottom, and this ‘first in- first out’ system ensures an optimal shelf life of the food products.

“Unnecessary plastic packaging”

Markus Kaser, managing director at INTERSPAR Austria, commented: “For the sake of the climate and the environment, INTERSPAR is constantly tackling unnecessary plastic packaging.

“I am pleased that we are the first large food retailer in Austria to be able to offer a filling station for unpacked organic food, in addition to the test operation of the filling stations for certified organic laundry and dishwashing detergents.”

Back in January, the retailer had introduced filling stations for bio-certified laundry and dishwashing detergents in selected INTERSPAR Hypermarkets in Salzburg and Vienna.