Mercadona news

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 ...
01 July 2016
As Sonae spotlights its promotional strategy and more information emerges on Mercadona’s expansion into the country, we round up news from Portugal. Sonae to focus on promotions to drive growth In an interview with Reuters, Sonae’s chief operating officer, Luis Reis, has said that the retailer will focus its driving growth through promotions after the strategy helped it increase its market ...
24 June 2016
After a long period of speculation and discussion around Mercadona’s potential expansion outside of Spain, the retailer has confirmed that it is aiming to open four stores in Portugal in 2019. Timetable to enable Mercadona to prepare Discussing the timetable, Mercadona’s president, Juan Roig, said that the period until 2019 would enable the retailer to identify the right locations for its ...
04 March 2016
Spain-based Mercadona saw its turnover rise 3.3% in 2015 to €20.83 bn, aided by store and volume growth and a continued focus on prices. Underlining a slight change in focus, and a growing interest in the channel in Spain, the retailer said that turnover through its online store rose 8% to €169m. Price investment and expansion continues Total turnover rose 3.3%, while volume sales increased...
30 November 2015
As Consum continues to benefit from its franchise-supported growth, Lidl underlines the importance of its Deluxe range and Mercadona builds its presence in the Basque Country, we round up news from Spain. Consum celebrates franchise success Consum has spotlighted the growth its franchisees are adding to the overall business, with sales through franchised stores rising by 14.2% in 2015 to €1...