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Intermaché has begun testing a new technology for its supply chain operations and is investing in an exclusive private label range. Spain-based Mercadona is accelerating its expansion strategy in Portugal, announcing it is opening a further four stores. Meanwhile, Continente has developed an efficient payment feature on its app.

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Portugal-based Sonae MC announced an increase of 8.8% in its turnover for Q3 2019 to €1,247m. Like-for-like (LFL) sales were up 2.4% in Q3 2019. Sales performance Luiz Moutinho Sonae’s CEO said the group was ‘ pleased with the results despite circumstantial market slowdown in the period ’ and highlighted the retailer outperformed the competition with its strategy to offer shoppers the best ...
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Portugal-based Sonae announced its food retail category sales increased by 5.4%, in H1 2019 and it expects a turnover of 5.5% to 6%.  Meanwhile, the group plans to invest €725m towards store expansions, maintenance and improvements, by 2021. Expansion strategy Sonae MC claims it expects the Portuguese market to be one of the fastest growing in Europe. The group currently operates 173 Contin...

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