Mercadona news

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...
17 November 2015
As Mercadona continues to invest in its fresh supply chain, Eroski revamps its health and beauty private label Belle and Eroski-Vegalsa spotlights its in-store innovations, we round up news from the country. Mercadona drives supply chain efficiencies in fresh Speaking at an Aecoc event, Mercadona’s Pedro Corraliza, who manages its logistics programme, said that the retailer was aiming to b...
20 August 2015
As Mercadona starts building the distribution centre that will support its growth in the Basque Country, Eroski explains the growing benefits of its franchisee network and Condis updates on its performance, we round up the news from the country. Eroski: performance being driven by franchisees Speaking to infoRETAIL, Eroski’s franchise director, Enrique Martinez, underlined the importance of...
25 June 2015
We’ve been in-store in Madrid this week to see how Spanish FMCG retail is evolving. Here are the six most important things we learned. Private label and its increasing sophistication The global economic crisis had a major impact on Spain and Spanish consumers. One of the key impacts of the economic contraction in FMCG retail was a growing willingness of Spanish shoppers to buy private labe...
27 May 2015
Spain-based Mercadona’s successful strategy of recent years has been built on placing the shopper at the centre of its strategy and meeting their needs through expanding stores and expanding its range with new, invariably locally bought, products. A number of recent announcements underlines the retailer’s continued commitment to the strategy. Investment programme to be maintained in 2015… Mer...
13 April 2015
As Covirán and Eroski spotlight locally sourced produce, DIA receives approval for its acquisition of Eroski stores and Mercadona integrates Apple Pay into its range of payment solutions, we round up the news from Spain. DIA’s purchase of Eroski stores approved… DIA has received approval from the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) for its acquisition of about 160 Eros...
31 March 2015
As Eroski and Consum spotlight their store investment programmes and Mercadona highlights the benefits that it brings to local economies in Catalonia and Madrid, we round up news from Spain. Eroski renovates stores as part of strategic efforts Eroski has announced that it has completed refurbishing 12 stores in the Basque Country in its first quarter as part of its 2015 transformation plan....