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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.

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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...
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...
All the group’s banners performed well in FY 2018, with positive sales increases, according to the retailer’s preliminary sales figures. Biedronka, Pingo Doce and Recheio strengthened their value propositions and continued to gain market share, whilst Ara continues to expand in Columbia. Group net sales grew 6.5% to €17.3bn in FY 2018, despite 21 fewer trading days in Poland. FY 2018 performan...

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