Spain news

09 April 2020
Most European countries are in lock down, with plans to relax progressively New research suggests unprecedented recession since WWII for the year 2020 Impact on European countries’ GDPs could range from -6% to -19% Exceptional government measures in the Euro Area set to reach 15% GDP Lack of agreement among European ministers on how to mutualise the effort Number of cases begi...
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...
18 March 2020
With ecommerce struggling to cope with high levels of demand, the physical store remains the main destination for many shoppers. Staff in stores are in direct contact with shoppers and so are at risk. It’s key to put these staff at the heart of your crisis management to protect them as they are paramount in providing food to people. Key points to consider In badly affected markets, su...
10 March 2020
France-based Auchan announced its 2019 full year results, saying revenue at its Retail division fell by 1.4%, at current exchange rates, to €45.8 bn. It noted that revenue had increased in nine countries where it operates stores, but declined in France and Russia. The numbers… By division, Auchan said its Retail had seen: Total sales: fell by 1.4%, at current exchange rates, to €45....
09 March 2020
Spain-based DIA released its FY 2019 results saying sales decreased by 9.3% compared to 2018. Meanwhile, the group highlighted its transformation initiatives across its four pillars, which it is aiming to help it achieve positive results in 2020. Sales performance DIA announced net sales of €6.8 bn, a decrease of 9.3% compared to 2018 and like-for-like (LFL) sales declined by 7.6%. The reta...
09 March 2020
Eroski announced it launched over 50 franchised stores under several banners, including Eroski City and Eroski Center. Meanwhile, DIA Brazil appointed a new CEO to lead the restructuring process in the country. Separately, Consum has revealed growth for its Charter franchise, generating revenue of €320m in 2019. Eroski opens over 50 franchised stores in 2019 Eroski has revealed it launched ...
14 February 2020
DIA has appointed Ricardo Alvarez Elena is the new CEO of DIA Spain. Separately, Uvesco Group has announced solid 2019 results, while setting out its 2020 plans. GM Food reveals it reached a 2019 expansion record, while discussing its own initiatives for 2020. Meanwhile, Froiz announces its 2019 results, with a 3.5% sales growth and eight new stores. DIA Spain appoints new CEO The DIA Group...
10 February 2020
We look at the latest news from Aldi across Europe, Australia and the US. Aldi Australia launches Healthy Picks app Source: App Store Australia Aldi Australia has teamed up with The George Institute for Global Health, to create an app that makes grocery shopping easier and more health focused. This is part of the retailer’s wider strategy to develop its healthy food assortment. ...
05 February 2020
Eroski announces plans to continue to implement its expansion strategy in 2020. El Corte Ingles has revealed its partnership with Deliveroo, which allows prepared food-to-go meals to be distributed by the latter company. Meanwhile, HD Covalco introduces a new proximity supermarket. Eroski continues its expansion plans Eroski has announced it will continue to support its Contigo (‘With you’)...
27 January 2020
Aldi Spain reveals an overview of its expansion achievements in 2019, whilst appointing a new expansion director for 2020. Aldi’s 2019 expansion overview Aldi Spain completed 2019 with 308 stores, with 17 new store openings, it has increased its commercial area by 6.3%. The group has focused on regions such as; Andalusia, Basque Country, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia. ...