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Intermaché has begun testing a new technology for its supply chain operations and is investing in an exclusive private label range. Spain-based Mercadona is accelerating its expansion strategy in Portugal, announcing it is opening a further four stores. Meanwhile, Continente has developed an efficient payment feature on its app.

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As Auchan continues to evolve its strategy, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan appoints new managing director in Russia Auchan has appointed Johannes Tholey as managing director of Auchan Retail Russia. In recent role Tholey has been the managing director for Globus in Russia, from 2009 to 2016, and has been a board member of X5. Announcing the appointment, Auchan said it expects ‘ ...
Portugal-based Sonae MC announced an increase of 8.8% in its turnover for Q3 2019 to €1,247m. Like-for-like (LFL) sales were up 2.4% in Q3 2019. Sales performance Luiz Moutinho Sonae’s CEO said the group was ‘ pleased with the results despite circumstantial market slowdown in the period ’ and highlighted the retailer outperformed the competition with its strategy to offer shoppers the best ...
Spain-based discounter Grupo DIA has announced its Q3 2019 results. The results show negative sales and reported an operating loss of €356m and a net loss of €504m. Sales performance DIA announced its Q3 sales results saying overall sales declined by 7.4% to €5.1 bn and like-for-like (LFL) sales decreased by 8.1%. The group highlights the sales in Spain declined by 7.8% to €3 bn and LFL ...


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