Jerónimo Martins news

30 October 2014
Portugal-based Jerónimo Martins has announced results for the third quarter saying that sales rose 7.3% to €3.3 billion, with growth driven by its Biedronka chain in Poland. However, the retailer noted that the increase in sales came ‘despite food deflation’, which ‘increased pressure on sales value and profitability’, with net profit falling by 20.0% to €92.0 million. Pace of food deflation q...
30 October 2014
Boasting Latin America's third biggest population and strong economic growth prospects, we look at how Colombia is emerging as a market of opportunity. An emerging force in Latin America In the past Colombia hasn't had the best track record. But the country as a whole is on the up. Bogotá sits as the fulcrum for much of this investment, though investors are starting to look more at other p...
30 July 2014
Portugal-based Jerónimo Martins has announced results for the first half of its financial year, with sales rising by 7.2% to €6.1 billion, although held back a contraction in like-for-like sales at its Poland-based Biedronka chain. Declining food prices affect performance Jerónimo Martins said that in its main markets of Portugal and Poland it had seen ‘ a significant decline in food prices...
30 July 2014
We look at how retailers across Latin America have fared in the second quarter, reviewing expansion plans and other news, including some great stores we have seen in the region. Improving sales trends continue in second quarter Walmex achieved net sales growth of nearly 4% for the first half. Investment in e-commerce is ongoing, and Walmex is implementing changes to address problems at...
02 July 2014
In an interview in the Economic Daily newspaper Jerónimo Martins’s CEO, Pedro Soares dos Santos, discussed the retailer’s development plans for Colombia. Retailer looking to double store numbers in market in 2014 Pedro Soares dos Santos said that Jerónimo Martins had opened eight Ara stores in the first half of 2014 and was planning to add a further 42 before the end of the year, a feat tha...
19 June 2014
After a number of announcements, we look at how Poland-based Biedronka has developed its offer and management in order to operate in an increasingly promotional and competitive market. Retailer to accept card payments Local publication Dziennik has reported that Biedronka will begin accepting credit card payments from 1 July, with the process of adding terminals in-store set to last three mon...
30 April 2014
After a sustained period of growth from its Poland-based Biedronka chain, Jerónimo Martins has announced that like-for-like sales fell by 2.7% in the first quarter of 2014. Despite this, the retailer said that consolidated sales rose by 5.6%, at constant exchange rates, reaching €2.9 billion. Mixed picture at Biedronka Jerónimo Martins said that the ‘ food retail environment in Poland remaine...
17 March 2014
On the first anniversary of its entry into Colombia, Pedro Soares dos Santos, president of Jerónimo Martins, has updated local press on the progress of the Ara store format. Ara is a priority for investment There are now 37 Ara stores open and the retailer plans 50 more for this year. Mr Soares dos Santos said the current phase was one of "consolidation of some learning, strengthening ...
13 March 2014
Jerónimo Martins-owned Biedronka is looking to expand its retail presence, formats and has introduced a new retail concept in the market. Biedronka trials new concept: a hybrid convenience/discount store Biedronka has opened a new 460 square metre store at Krakow’s railway station. The outlet has an in-store bakery, a stand for preparing barbecued chicken and offers a range of food-to-go item...
26 February 2014
Portugal's Jerónimo Martins has provided more information on its operations in Colombia, as part of its 2013 results update. Three different store concepts exist Jerónimo Martins opened its first stores in Colombia in March 2013, alongside a distribution centre, in the Eje Cafetero region of the country. By the end of the year, it had 36 stores and total sales of EUR21m; there are plans to...