Portugal news & analysis

31 July 2020
Jerónimo Martins revealed a mixed Q2 performance with an overall decrease in sales. Biedronka displayed a strong sales performance whereas, Ara’s expansion plans were impacted from the pandemic’s mandatory restrictions in Colombia.   Sales performance Jerónimo Martins’ consolidated sales decreased by 1.3% to €4.6bn with like-for-like (LFL) performance of -0.7%, in Q2 2020. Group EBITDA decr...
20 July 2020
As Auchan partners with Glovo for four European markets and extends the reach of its click and collect services in Poland, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan signs partnership with Glovo Auchan, after a trial with the delivery company in Portugal and Ukraine, has said it is set to formalise its partnership with Glovo in the two countries and extend it to Poland, and Spain. The trial...
11 June 2020
Netherland-based Picnic has increased its minimum order size, to support its efficient service, while Germany’s Getnow has extended its service to include parcel delivery. Meanwhile, competition in local markets is increasing, with new online supermarkets launching in Portugal, called 360 Hyper, and in Italy, under the Macai brand. 360 Hyper launches in Portugal 360 Hyper has launched in Gr...
28 May 2020
We round up developments from the retailer in France, Portugal, and Russia. Auchan France extends Decathlon trial Beginning 17 April, an Auchan hypermarket in the suburbs of Orléans, in Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle trialled a collaboration with sporting goods brand Decathlon, which is part of the wider Mulliez Group, which owns both brands. The trial proved to be a success, leading the retailer ...
30 April 2020
We look at how retailers in Portugal are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to products, as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Continente Sonae MC-owned Continente has announced it continues to support shoppers by improving its contingency plan. The group has improved its response capacity in all grocery stores and is increasing communication between all stakeholders...
19 March 2020
Spain-based Mercadona said it increased revenue by 4.9% in 2019, to €25.5 bn. Meanwhile, the retailer has committed to further sustainability initiatives and outlined its 2020 investment plans. Sales performance Mercadona announced sales growth of 4.9% to €25.5 bn and net profit growth of 5.1% to €623m. The retailer opened 46 stores and closed 46 stores and refurbished 351 stores, ending 20...
28 February 2020
Jerónimo Martins has announced plans to expand into three new countries with two of its banners: Biedronka and Hebe. Biedronka is anticipating entering Romania and Hebe is planning to enter Czech Republic and Slovakia, with the latter’s expansion planned for late 2020. The group claims it will invest €750m to reinforce its 2019 activity. Pingo Doce’s short term investment plans Portugal-bas...
24 February 2020
Sonae MC has announced it achieved a record turnover, with sales increasing by 9.2% to €4.7bn in 2019. This performance was aided by like-for-like (LFL) sales growth of 3%. Positive sales performance Sonae announced its sales growth highlighting a strong performance across all its channels, hypermarkets, supermarkets and new growth businesses. Hypermarkets sales grew to €1.65 bn, a growt...
07 February 2020
Continente has introduced a plastic free area in one of its supermarkets, as part of an initiative to reduce single-use plastic. Meanwhile, Auchan Portugal has partnered with ‘Too Good To Go’ as it looks to reduce its food waste. Separately, more than 50 Portuguese organisations have signed a commitment to reduce single use plastic packaging. Continente launches first plastic free area S...
22 January 2020
Jerónimo Martins has announced its preliminary sales results for 2019. The retailer revealed positive results across all countries where it operates; Colombia, Poland and Portugal. The retailer claims its strong preliminary sales growth provided it with the confidence to continue to drive forward and invest in 2020. Positive preliminary results Jerónimo Martins’ consolidated sales grew to €...