Mercadona news

12 February 2018
Spain-based Mercadona has begun hiring staff ahead of its launch in Portugal, which is planned for 2019. Hiring adds another location for Mercadona Hiring has begun in Maia, which adds to three other locations in which Mercadona is already known to be planning to open stores; Gondomar, Matosinhos and Vila Nova da Gaia. The stores that are in development are set to have a sales area of about...
22 November 2017
As Eroski continues to expand its range of online fulfilment options for shoppers, Carrefour trials a new store design in Madrid and Grupo IFA forecasts continued revenue growth in 2017 for its members, we round up news from Spain. Eroski adds delivery service Eroski has launched a delivery service that enables shoppers to receive orders made before 15:00 to receive their products on the sa...
23 March 2017
As Bon Preu and Coviran announce full year results, Mercadona and Grupo Uvesco discuss innovation, we round up news from Spain. Mercadona: Portugal is perfect place to test format After a long time discussing the potential internationalisation of its format, Mercadona finally announced it was to enter Portugal in Q2 2016. Discussing the first step outside Spain, its president, Juan Roig...
03 March 2017
Announcing its 2016 annual results, where it said gross sales rose 3.9% to €21.6 bn, Spain-based Mercadona has said that it will surrender profit in 2017 to enable it to invest for the future. FY2016: volume sales rise quicker than value Mercadona said that while gross sales rose 3.9%, volume sales rose 4.0%, underlining the company’s continued investment in prices. The retailer’s net prof...
03 January 2017
Mercadona has launched a new design, which is aimed at modernising and increasing the efficiency of its stores, while also improving customers’ shopping experience. The first two stores under the concept opened in December in Valencia and Granada provinces, with it set to be rolled out further in 2017. Main features of an evolving concept The new concept was built using feedback from 65 of ...
02 December 2016
Mercadona has grown relentlessly in recent years, with the retailer opening around 100 new stores per annum in the years immediately prior to the economic crisis. Although the pace of opening has slowed since, it has continued to add more than 60 outlets per year since 2009, helping it to consolidate a dominant position in the Spanish food sector, with gross sales of over €21bn in 2015. Sales ...
07 November 2016
As Eroski sets out its omnichannel strategy, DIA expands the reach of its online store and Mercadona continues its co-innovation programme, we round up news from Spain. Eroski discusses omnichannel focus Speaking at the Mobile Commerce Congress event in Madrid, Eroski’s director for online, Mari Mar Escrig, has discussed the retailer’s growing omnichannel focus. Escrig highlighted how Eros...
01 November 2016
As Consum and DIA China announce new, online initiatives, Covirán expands its new store concept and Mercadona extends its product range, we round up news from Spain. Consum launches grocery ecommerce operations… Adding to the growing number of grocery ecommerce operations in the country, Consum has launched its online store soon, which is initially only available in Valencia. Talking to loc...
24 October 2016
As Jerónimo Martins announces third quarter results, we look at how it has performed and some of the initiatives being put in place by Sonae MC to help it compete in the highly promotional market. Jerónimo Martins enjoys dynamic growth Jerónimo Martins benefited from strong sales growth in its third quarter, with net sales up 7.1%, driven by a good performance across all its markets, albei...
02 September 2016
As Mercadona begins building its second data processing centre and launches a new ‘Veggie’ range and Consum expands its franchised store presence, we round up news from the country. Mercadona invests in data processing centre… Announced as part of its 2015 results statement , Mercadona has begun the construction of its new data processing centre in the area of Villadangos del Páramo, in ...