Mercadona news

16 June 2022
Spain’s market leader and one of Europe’s most admired retailers, Mercadona is increasing its commitment to its markets Spain and Portugal. We have identified five ways it continues to develop to stay ahead of the competition. 1. Mercadona betting big on its online expansion plan Although online has been a lower priority for the retailer over the past decade, like many retailers the pandemi...
01 June 2022
The region of Madrid is Spain’s most affluent, boasting per capita income of €32,000, over 35% higher than the national figure of €23,700 (in 2020). The thriving Madrid economy has created an attractive market, which continues to draw investment from nearly all the country’s largest grocers. Retailers continue to perceive the region as a key market in which to showcase their advances, in terms of...
17 May 2022
Aldi has opened its largest distribution centre, while Spain’s market leader Mercadona continues to grow its presence in Portugal, announcing it aims to open 10 new stores in 2022. Separately, Auchan Portugal revealed its improving partnerships with local producers. Aldi launches its largest distribution centre The discounter revealed it invested €60m in its new distribution in Moita, which i...
16 May 2022
Traditionally, a large percentage of Spanish shoppers used to get their fresh food in traditional stores and markets, buying their dry groceries in supermarkets. However, in recent years retailers have improved their fresh offer, progressively gaining share from the traditional sector. Therefore, while over 30% of fresh food is still sold through the traditional sector, this figure is steadily...
17 March 2022
Spain’s leading grocer, Mercadona, generated gross sales of €27.8 bn in 2021, up 3.3% on 2020’s figure. Net income was €680m, a 6% decrease compared with 2020. Mercadona invested a total of €1.2 bn in 2021, €920m on 79 new store openings and store refits, €180m in its supply chain and €100m to drive the development of its online business. The retailer ended 2021 with 1,662 stores, 21 more than...
10 February 2022
Market leader Mercadona continues to invest in supporting local communities, increasing its food donations by 21% in 2021, compared to 2020. Separately, Caprabo has reported how it has exceeded its expansion expectations as well as delivering a new sustainability project. Mercadona donated 20,600 tons of food in 2021 Mercadona has committed to its social sustainability initiatives by donati...
04 January 2022
Spanish market leader Mercadona continues to expand in the Portuguese market by launching its in-store co-innovation model. Furthermore, the retailer revealed it met its 2021 target of opening nine new stores. Separately, Jerónimo Martins launched a training centre to help boost employability, while its Pingo Doce banner introduced Nutri-Score to offer shoppers more transparency. Mercadona in...
18 November 2021
DIA continues to expand its private label range to offer shoppers healthier and more sustainable products, while also developing its relationship with Amazon. Separately, Mercadona is testing BiofreshTech’s autonomous refrigeration technology in one of its delivery vehicles. DIA expands private label range DIA has worked with its partners to develop its private label range and offer its shopp...
04 October 2021
After many years in which ecommerce sales growth in Spain was fundamentally fuelled by non-food, in 2020 the pandemic restrictions triggered an unprecedented growth of the grocery sector. According to the CNMC (Spanish Competition Commission), in 2020 ecommerce sales in Spain reached €51.6 bn, 5.8% more than a year earlier. However, the pandemic impacted ecommerce sales differently. Thus, whil...
27 September 2021
Mercadona is investing in Cimcorp’s automated intralogistics systems for four of its distribution centres. Cimcorp has supported Mercadona’s automation efforts since 2013 where, at its distribution centre near Granada, it applied a fully automated order picking system for the retailer’s fresh produce. Who is Cimcorp? Cimcorp has developed unique robotic solutions for order fulfilment and st...