Portugal news & analysis

13 August 2019
Portugal-based Continente has launched a new initiative, ‘food lab’ which explores emerging food trends. The chain has introduced new products, with aims to accommodate the changes in shopper trends. The ‘food lab’ initiative   The initiative will see Continente collaborate with local producers to launch new products, which will carry the ‘food lab’ seal. The range is available at selected ...
01 August 2019
Jerónimo Martins’ group net sales increased 10.3%, with like-for-like (LFL) sales up 7.8% in Q2, enhanced by the Easter calendar effect. Consolidated sales in first half of 2019 increased 5.7% to €8.9 bn, 3.9% contributed by its LFL performance. Positive sales performance Positive Q2 results were seen across the company, influenced by the calendar change relating to Easter and intense promo...
18 July 2019
Portugal-based Pingo Doce has partnered with Takeaway.com to deliver home-cooked meals in Lisbon. The solution allows customers to order meals through takeaway.com’s app. Deliveries will come from Pingo Doce’s restaurants and be delivered by takeaway.com. The start-up phase The initial roll out will use two Pingo Doce restaurants located in the Telheiras and Tomás Ribeiro stores. Deliveries...
25 June 2019
As part of its annual general meeting, Spain-based retailer alliance Grupo IFA has announced its turnover rose 4.6% in Spain in 2018, to €12.9bn. At a European level the addition of Italy-based Gruppo VéGé saw its turnover increase by 43.3%, to €24.4bn. Results underline strength of sustained strategy… Commenting on the results, Grupo IFA’s chief executive, Juan Manuel Morales, said: “ The ...
19 June 2019
As Spain-based Mercadona prepares to open its first store in Portugal, it is investing in its ecommerce operations to boost its delivery capacity and coverage. Retailer expands online coverage for Barcelona Mercadona has expended the coverage area for its ecommerce operations in Barcelona. The company has established a 10,500 sq. m warehouse in Zona Franca of Ciudad Condal to exclusively to...
05 June 2019
As Sonae announces expansion plans for two of its banners and Intermarché looks to drive improvements throughout its operations, we round up news from the market. Sonae aiming to expand Meu Super banner… Sonae has announced plans to open 40 Meu Super stores in the districts of Braga, Coimbra, Faro and Setúbal in 2019. If it reaches the target, it will mean Sonae has opened 40 stores under t...
16 April 2019
As part of its ongoing strategy of improving the experience it offers shoppers, Lidl is investing in different payment solutions across countries in Europe. These include scan and go and self-checkouts. Reducing queuing times in Paris Lidl is testing, in one of its stores in Paris, a scan and go app, called SHOP&GO, to cut queuing time at tills. The app is already in use in Portugal and if ...
11 March 2019
France-based Auchan said in its Retail division, revenue had fallen by 3.3% at current exchange rates (0.5% at constant exchange rates) to €50.3bn. It said on a like-for-like basis revenue fell by 2.4%. Revenue dropped in every region in which Auchan operates. France: revenue fell 1.3% Auchan said in FY2018, revenue fell 1.3% in its home market. It said it was affected strongly by the ‘yell...
06 March 2019
Portugal-based Jerónimo Martins has been setting out its short-term investment and expansion plans. The company has been discussing investment in existing operations and opportunities for entry into new markets too. CAPEX to stand at between €700m and €750m in 2019 Jerónimo Martins said its CAPEX investment plans stood at between €700m and €750m for 2019, with this set to be invested in thr...
11 February 2019
Spain-based DIA has reported its 2018 results, with gross sales under banner falling by 14.9% - a contraction of 0.9% in constant currency terms – to €9.39bn. The retailer reported that group like-for-like sales fell by 3.6% in 2018, adjusted by inflation in Argentina, versus a contraction of 4.9% in 2017. At the end of 2018, DIA operated a total of 6,157 stores with 336 store openings and 280 cl...