Mercadona news

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...
21 March 2013
Spain's leading grocery retailer, Mercadona, continues to produce enviable results with turnover growth above 5% for the last three years.  Its president, Juan Roig, has been voted third in a list of Spain's most influential businessmen.* We look at Mercadona's success in the past year and its priorities for 2013. 2012: "focus on what we do best: be shopkeepers" In his message at the fron...
08 March 2013
As part of its 2012 results announcement, in which it revealed a 7% increase in gross revenue, Mercadona said it is temporarily postponing international expansion in favour of focusing on the development of a sustainable agri-food chain.  Focus on developing a sustainable agri-food chain Mercadona reported a 7% increase in gross revenue for 2012, to €19,077m, and net profit of €508m, al...
05 March 2013
Mercadona has announced its intention to enter the Basque Country, opening its first store in late 2014 or early 2015. Strategic plan involves commitment to 25 stores Mercadona has submitted a strategic plan which will see it invest more than €50m, over the next six years, to open 25 stores in the autonomous community and create 1,000 jobs.  Mercadona will also commit to purchase at leas...
07 January 2013
Mercadona could finally open its first store outside Spain this year, according to press reports. Move has been delayed a year According to press reports, group president Juan Roig has said that 2013 will be the year in which Mercadona opens its first store outside Spain.  The move, initially planned for 2012, is likely to take the form of an acquisition which will allow Mercadona to move...