Spain news

04 June 2020
Netherlands-based SPAR International reported global sales growth of 4.35% to €37.1 bn (US $41.6 bn). The retailer stated its entry into two new markets, an additional 208 stores and the consistent expansion over the past four years has been a key growth driver, although the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought challenges. 2019 ‘has again delivered exceptional results’ Commenting o...
01 June 2020
Lidl Spain has announced a collaboration with Spanish designer, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, to produce hygienic face masks in Spain. The partnership supports the Spanish textiles and fashion industry while contributing to a charity helping vulnerable families affected by COVID-19. Supporting Spain’s economy Lidl Spain has partnered with Agatha Ruiz de la Prada to offer three different designer...
01 June 2020
Carrefour Spain revealed expansion plans for its Carrefour Express banner. Meanwhile, Amazon has extended its collaboration with DIA to expand its Prime service to more regions. Finally, Auchan highlighted the knowledge gained during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Carrefour Express continues expansion Carrefour announced the expansion of its Carrefour Express banner. It will focus on ...
19 May 2020
Spain-based Alcampo pledges to reduce food waste by launching a service in Madrid with Too Good To Go. Furthermore, it has partnered with Oxfam International reinforce its FairTrade products. Separately, Iceland claims it has reduced its use of plastic by 29% over two years, while, finally, Albert Heijn has announced plans to launch milk from carbon neutral farms in 2021.    Alcampo expands To...
15 May 2020
Spain-based Mercadona has launched its first Hive in Madrid, expanding the presence for its ecommerce operations. Separately, the retailer is to invest €1.8 bn to implement its 2020 transformation plan. Reinforcing its online offer Mercadona has opened its first Hive distribution centre in Getafe, Madrid. The retailer has invested €12m to expand the presence for its new ecommerce model, res...
13 May 2020
Amazon has expanded its Prime Now grocery delivery service through partnerships with Morrisons in the UK and DIA in Spain. Available across London and major UK cities Morrisons and Amazon announced they are expanding the Prime Now same-day delivery service for Prime members across London and more cities throughout the UK in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. By the end of M...
11 May 2020
Carrefour Spain has extended its collaboration with Glovo, the partnership has increased the service to nine extra cities. Separately, the retailer has developed its online channel to improve functionality and efficiency. Expanding its alliance with Glovo Carrefour Spain has expanded its alliance with Glovo to offer shoppers home delivery from Carrefour Express stores. Originally the partne...
05 May 2020
Spain-based DIA has introduced an initiative to support food and safety in 2020. Separately, the group offers other initiatives to help different segments of the community facing up to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Social support initiatives DIA has launched a social support programme called DIA Contribuye 2020. The retailer has invested €1m to support vulnerable groups during th...
30 April 2020
Carrefour reported first quarter sales, with like-for-like (LFL) sales rising 7.8%. Although the performance benefited from ‘ precautionary purchases in March ’, driven by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and lockdown conditions in its European operations, the retailer enjoyed ‘ a solid performance in January and February ’. Quarter, especially March, affected by impact of coronavirus Ca...
20 April 2020
We look at how retailers across Spain are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to products as they respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to update this article with the latest measures. Mercadona Mercadona has outlined how it will increase awareness and safety by communicating with shoppers, the group’s recommendations are:   No family or grou...