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As part of its annual general meeting, Spain-based retailer alliance Grupo IFA has reported its 2019 results with a total consolidated turnover of €26.4 bn (US$29.6 bn) across all its operations in Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

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DIA Group revealed it lost €142.6m in Q1 2020, while Capbro announced its positive FY 2019 results and outlines its franchise model. Separately, Carrefour is planning to reinforce its support for local suppliers, while Gadisa has modified its proximity strategy in Galicia and Castilla y León. DIA’s challenging Q1 2020 The DIA Group has announced a loss of €142.6m in Q1 2020, an improvement ...
Three developments from Auchan in Spain, Poland, and Ukraine. Auchan Retail Spain’s franchisees enjoy strong growth In an interview in local trade publication infoRETAIL, Auchan Retail Spain’s director of expansion, franchising and M&A, Javier Samperiz, said sales at its franchised stores rose 4.9% in 2019. He said 11 new stores had been added to its franchised estate, taking its total to 1...
Amazon has announced it will close its Pantry grocery delivery service in the UK, Italy, and Spain. Closing 30 th June Amazon Pantry is a Prime-exclusive service which offers members a range of products including food and drink, alcohol, beauty, household, and pet supplies. Amazon announced it is closing the service in the three markets on 30 th June 2020. The retailer said most Amazon Pa...


Exploring Mercadona's latest in-store developments, including the enhanced food-to-go section and its focus on efficiency. Furthermore, we analyse the retailer’s main strategies to maintain growth and market share. Separately, we highlight how it has adapted and implemented safety measures in all its stores as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
DHL Supply Chain Iberia has successfully completed its first test of autonomous inventory drones in Spain, in partnership with Hardis Group, a company specialised in the development of software and new technologies for the optimisation of the supply chain. The pilot operation has been carried out in its logistics centre that’s dedicated to wholesaler Makro, in the town of Quer (Guadalajara).
We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the Western European food retail market in 2020 and beyond.
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