Mercadona news

16 May 2019
Spain-based Mercadona is to invest €120m in automated systems at its four new distribution centres (DC) in the country. System to aid efficiency at Mercadona Mercadona’s need to drive efficiency throughout its supply chain is likely to continue given the competitive pressures in the country. Also, as the retailer looks to expand its range across fresh categories so the investment will suppo...
13 March 2019
Spain-based Mercadona said it grew sales by 6% in 2018, generating €24.305bn in the year. Profits rose by 84% to €593m, which came despite the retailer investing €1.5bn in its network and operations. Mercadona said it had invested €962m in store openings and renovations, €257m in the automation of its logistics platform, €225m in its digital transformation and €60m in its expansion into Portug...
24 January 2019
Companies in Spain pledge to making food healthier, DIA makes more leadership changes, and Makro accelerates the digitalisation of the HoReCa industry in Spain. Reducing sugar, saturated fats and salt The minister of health, consumption and social welfare, Maria Luisa Carcedo, has signed agreements with 20 associations that represent 398 food and drinks companies to reduce the average amoun...
11 January 2019
Spain-based Mercadona is to evolve its supplier strategy for its private label products, Expansión reports. It will move from an exclusive contracting model initiated 20 years ago, to a “proveedor total” (total supplier) model. The current model, and how it will be adapted Mercadona’s current supplier model is comprised of two parts: integrated suppliers, and specialists. The 120 integrated...
22 November 2018
Spain-based Mercadona has purchased land to construct a second online warehouse in Barcelona. Mercadona’s first online distribution centre in the Catalonian capital should be operational by 2020, and the second by 2022, Europa Press reports. Strong commitment to online Mercadona's construction of new online-only fulfilment centres shows how its channel strategy has changed. Previou...
07 November 2018
Mercadona is constructing a new logistics platform in Barcelona, exclusively for online orders. It is expected to be operational by 2020, according to Europa Press. ‘Colmena’ or the hive, is the name Mercadona gives to its warehouses dedicated to online orders. First online warehouse in Barcelona The warehouse will be Mercaona’s first in Barcelona that is dedicated to online orders. It mark...
30 October 2018
Juan Roig, president of Mercadona, recently spoke at the Congress of Family Business held in Valencia, Europa Press reports. The event, organised by the Institute of Family Business (IEF) was opened by the King of Spain and ran with the slogan “Committed to the Future”. Focused on the long-term President of the IEF, Francisco J. Riberas commented on the characteristics of family run busines...
03 September 2018
Spain-based Mercadona is expanding its meal solutions range in Spain, whilst having acquiring land in Portugal. Ready-to-eat products added in-store According to Expansión newspaper, Mercadona is testing a new range of fresh meal solutions in a Valencian store, before expansion into other locations in 2019. One million euros were invested to develop the range, supported by a new culinary la...
24 May 2018
Mercadona has launched a pilot in Valencia to test, learn and improve its online shopping service for its clients, the ‘boss’. What’s new? Opened on 21 May 2018, the new version of the online shopping system coexists with the current one, which is still available nationwide. The test version covers Valencia’s city centre and will be expanded to the wider city and nearby towns in months to c...
15 March 2018
Mercadona has had another strong year of sales growth as it increased its turnover by 6% to €22,915m , whilst achieving 5% volume growth . Record investment 2017 saw Mercadona make a record investment of €1bn, 47% more than in 2016 . This investment facilitated 13 (net) supermarkets to be opened, making the network total 1,627. 126 stores were remodelled to the New Efficient Store Model,...