Mercadona news

20 March 2015
As SPAR Spain announces its 2014 annual results, which saw sales rise by 0.5%, DIA launches a new advertising campaign and Mercadona and Lidl announce investment plans for 2015, we round up the news from the market. Mercadona to invest €650 million in 2015 Following on from the announcement of its year end results, Mercadona has said that it will invest €650 million in 2015, with €250 milli...
05 March 2015
Spain-based Mercadona has announced full year results for 2014 saying that revenue, including tax, rose 2% to €20.16 billion. However, the retailer suffered from a contraction in like-for-like sales, of 0.5%, with it noting that price cuts had led to a smaller basket size for some shoppers. Expansion continuing to underpin sales growth Mercadona said that it continued to expand, adding 60 n...
14 November 2014
As Condis announces plans to double sales in the next five years, Mercadona is rolling out contact payment solutions and DIA begins to add its private label brands at El Árbol, we round-up news from the market. Condis aiming to double sales in five years Speaking at the recent Aecoc Congress event, Condis’s chief executive, Enric Ezquerra has said that the retailer is aiming to double its sal...
16 October 2014
As Mercadona discusses expansion and El Corte Ingles looks to drive footfall through extending its relationship with Starbucks, Caprabo and Madrid’s Metro system discuss digital and e-commerce opportunities, we round-up news from the market. Mercadona sees scope for 200 more stores The president of market leader Mercadona, Juan Roig, has said that he believes there is scope to add a further...
10 September 2014
As Ahorramás decides to grow its presence in Madrid, Mercadona adds to its investment plans, Unide launches a new communication strategy and MAS enters the convenience store channel, we round-up news from the market. Mercadona adds to its expansion plans, focuses on innovation In separate announcements, market leader Mercadona has said that it will be adding further stores in 2014 than previo...
29 August 2014
As Mercadona announces that it now operates more than 1,500 stores in Spain, we round up news from Eroski, El Corte Inglés and others as they aim to differentiate themselves to compete with the market leader. Mercadona continues to expand After investing €175 million so far during 2014, Mercadona has opened 35 new supermarkets, taking its total to 1,502, and updated 22 old stores to its new f...
26 June 2014
Spain-based retailers Dinosol, Mercadona and Condis have announced the trial of new formats or the evolution of their existing offers, while El Corte Ingles launches click and collect at 200 stores. Mercadona completes the update of its bakery offer Mercadona has announced that it has completed the updating of its bakery offer, which started in April 2013, as part of its overarching strateg...
06 March 2014
Spain-based Mercadona has announced results for 2013, delivering sales growth of 4% and generating sales of €19.8 billion. Strategies for growth pay off Mercadona said that its growth had been aided by strategic investment during the year. The retailer’s president, Juan Roig, said that during 2013 it had taken great steps, adapting its offer to meet the needs of customers. According to R...
12 February 2014
The latest news from leading retailers in the market, Eroski, Gadisa and Mercadona, and an announcement from UK-based Poundland about its plans to open stores for the first time in Spain. Mercadona to roll out meat counters to more stores Mercadona has announced that following a trial at 19 stores, it will be adding meat counters to over 250, mainly in Comunidad Valenciana and the Balearic Is...
22 April 2013
We look at Mercadona, how it's coping with the economic conditions in Spain, and more widely at what the future may hold for European grocery formats.   Mercadona's unique model is its main strength Mercadona's strengths are small and medium-sized stores, in convenient neighbourhood locations; best-in-class fresh produce and private label products. In terms of similarities among its pee...