New neighborhood store in Drongen: “Especially for those who want something fresh in between” (Ghent)

Rik Mannens opens the new store in Drongen. — © DVH


A new store will open on Thursday in the Deinsesteenweg in Drongen: Spar Express. The manager mainly focuses on quick groceries, but with lots of fresh products.

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The Spar Express is 150 square meters in size, with a similar offer as in a regular supermarket, only smaller. There will also be a separate bar where you can get sandwiches or coffee. “It’s not a gas station shop,” says business manager Rik Mannens. “We have everything from fresh meat and fruit and vegetables.”

Yet he does not see his new store as a competitor for the other supermarkets in Drongen, which now have five. “Our store is mainly there for those who want something fresh in between, for quick groceries or as a breakdown service if you have forgotten something.”

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With nv Autostrade, Mannens already operates several similar stores, as well as petrol stations and car washes. “We wanted to open an additional branch and the location here is good, with a lot of traffic. It will be our first store in East Flanders.”

The Spar opens on Thursday, September 1, and is open every weekday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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The article is in Dutch

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