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VIPS and the Spanish Basketball Federation promote sports in Malaga

    Málaga, 21st August, 2017.

    Coinciding with the pre-Eurobasket 2017 games at the Martín Carpena pavilion in Malaga, VIPS, the leading restaurant chain in Spain has organized activities to promote sports and corporate responsibility in the city, promoting the values it shares with the FEB such as teamwork, commitment, effort and excitement for the future.

    VIPS is an official supplier of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) and also collaborates with the Women's Universe project, a comprehensive program led by the FEB to promote women's sport and the values it is capable of transmitting in society.


    Activities to promote sports and support unemployed women in Malaga

    In collaboration with CEAR, VIPS held a workshop aimed at unemployed women at its Vialia restaurant. Those in attendance were able to find out first-hand how to work at a restaurant in different roles, the importance of teamwork and the keys to customer service all while gaining some practical experience. The event included the participation of VIPS volunteers and featured an employment counselling and job training workshop with tips on getting to know oneself better and learning how to reflect the best of oneself when searching for a job.

    In addition to this activity, VIPS installed a tent in the fan zone during the national team’s games in the area surrounding the Martín Carpena pavilion which was open to all visitors. There, basketball fans could test their skills and win different gifts in a three-pointer competition. Finally, all those attending enjoyed an incredible show sponsored by VIPS featuring the “Crazy Dunkers”, known throughout the world for their acrobatic entertainment at NBA games and the Olympic Games in Athens, Pekin and London.


    About VIPS:

    VIPS is a Spanish restaurant and retail chain that belongs to Grupo Vips. It operates under three formats, offering a cafeteria-restaurant service combined with a retail shop, only the restaurant service without a shop and the quick service version, VIPS Smart, with a selection of the most iconic VIPS dishes without table service and at a more affordable price. The VIPS concept is known for its extended opening hours and for opening 365 days a year.

    With a history of more than 45 years and a total of 120 locations throughout Spain (96 VIPS and 24 VIPS Smart), VIPS is a reference in the country's food service and retail sector.

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    About Grupo Vips:

    Grupo Vips is one of the leading multi-brand and multi-format groups in the food service and retail sector in Spain. It includes restaurants, cafés and shops. The company manages a total of six well-known chains it either owns or operates under franchising agreements: Vips (cafeteria - restaurant and shop), Vips Smart, Ginos, Fridays and Starbucks Coffee in Spain, Portugal and Andorra with wagamama just joining them.

    Moreover, the group has a premium sandwich, salad and take-away product factory, BSF. The company manages a total of 370 locations serving more than 120,000 customers a day. It runs a pioneer and restaurant sector-leading loyalty program, Club VIPS, with more than 1,000,000 members throughout Spain. 

    The app, which is unique in the market and was launched at the end of April 2015, has already been downloaded more than 700,000 times. Grupo Vips is a private equity company which was founded in 1969. 70% of Grupo Vips shares are held by majority shareholders and founders, led by the Arango family, and 30% are held by the ProA Capital fund. Grupo Vips employs more than 9,200 people and ended fiscal year 2016 with 396.2 million euros in turnover.


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