The Spar Ceska retail chain has reportedly said that it intends to expand its network of small-scale supermarkets in the Czech Republic, with plans to open up to 150 outlets in the next five years.

The retail chain currently operates 23 Interspar hypermarkets in the country and it also plans to increase its number of hypermarkets in the country, chief executive Martin Hruska told CTK Business News.

The new supermarkets will be opened in smaller towns, with populations of 10,000 or more, and larger cities, the Czech business publication reported.