Spain news

04 April 2022
Over the last decade, Lidl and Aldi have evolved from being two no-frills hard discounters paying little attention to fresh produce to become increasingly supermarket-like. Thus, while their strategy remains focused on providing low prices and a strong private label offer, they have strongly upweighted their focus on fresh and organic products and ranges. Both retailers are rising up the ranki...
17 March 2022
Spain’s leading grocer, Mercadona, generated gross sales of €27.8 bn in 2021, up 3.3% on 2020’s figure. Net income was €680m, a 6% decrease compared with 2020. Mercadona invested a total of €1.2 bn in 2021, €920m on 79 new store openings and store refits, €180m in its supply chain and €100m to drive the development of its online business. The retailer ended 2021 with 1,662 stores, 21 more than...
17 March 2022
Consum-owned Charter announced record sales growth in 2021 and plans to expand its network throughout 2022. Furthermore, Supercor Stop&Go advances its partnership with Repsol and Bon Preu announced its sales increased to €1,782m. Charter revealed record sales Consum sales to Charter reached €444m in 2021, an increase of 12.9% compared to 2020. The group revealed it added 14,200 sq m of sales ...
11 March 2022
Consumer prices rose 7.6% year-on-year in February in Spain, the highest level since 1986. The increase in prices was driven by a perfect storm of rising costs across most industries, but especially energy and food. In relation to food, there have been increasing production costs that affect the entire food chain, from farmers to food producers and retailers, which is prompting a steep rise in...
25 February 2022
Auchan Retail reported its turnover was down by 1%, to €30.5 bn, or by 2.2% on a like-for-like basis. The retailer said its results were impacted by continued challenges in France, while following strong growth in 2020, Auchan’s results in 2021 in Spain and Portugal ‘ suffered by comparison ’. France: total sales down 2.6%, down 4.6% on a like-for-like basis Auchan’s hypermarkets continued ...
17 February 2022
Carrefour achieved like-for-like sales growth of 2.3% in 2021, following on from a 7.8% improvement in 2020, taking its sales including VAT to €81.2 bn. The retailer said the results underlined ‘ the continuous improvement in the Group’s model and reflects solid momentum of market share gains in all key countries ’. In terms of market share gains, Carrefour called out France, Spain, and Brazil. ...
14 February 2022
As Auchan France and Spain expand their private label ranges and Auchan Portugal launches Live in-store events, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan expands private label to support producers in France Local trade publication LSA has reported Auchan, on the eve of the International Agricultural Show, it will add further products to its new private label brand, Auchan Solidaires. The r...
11 February 2022
Metro Group’s sales rose 19.4% in local currency terms and by 20.0% in total, reaching €7.6 bn. The company reported its revenue in the Q1 2021/22 period exceeded its pre-pandemic levels ‘ despite ongoing restrictions ’. Metro, though, noted the challenges it faced during Q1 2020/21, when total sales contracted by 16% due to Covid restrictions in many of its key markets. Growth was driven by a...
10 February 2022
Market leader Mercadona continues to invest in supporting local communities, increasing its food donations by 21% in 2021, compared to 2020. Separately, Caprabo has reported how it has exceeded its expansion expectations as well as delivering a new sustainability project. Mercadona donated 20,600 tons of food in 2021 Mercadona has committed to its social sustainability initiatives by donati...
08 February 2022
At a group level DIA reported a fall in sales of 3.4%, to €6,648m in 2021, compared to 2020. However, versus 2019, the retailer said it had seen an increase of 5% in like-for-like sales terms. DIA’s sales performance in Spain DIA’s operations in Spain generated a turnover of €4.2 bn, a decrease of 6.6% compared to 2020. DIA said the reason for the decline was the extraordinary supply purcha...