Mercadona news

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....
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...