Spain news

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...
25 January 2022
Find out how Spanish retailers continue to grow their networks and expand in the market. Explore how Vegalsa-Eroski launched its online store and invested €18.7m in 58 stores during 2021. Furthermore, Aldi announces its 2022 expansion plans, while AhorraMas reviews its 2021 store opening programme. Vegalsa-Eroski launches an online channel Vegalsa-Eroski owned Familia has launched its online ...
11 January 2022
On 1 January 2022, France officially implemented a law which banned the use of plastic packaging for most fruit and vegetable products. We look at five implications and what we could see next. About France’s plastic ban The French government introduced the plastic ban as part of the French anti-waste law for a circular economy, which aims to reduce plastic consumption. The law is set to impro...
04 January 2022
Discounter Lidl reflects on its 2021 investment of more than €220m, while Caprabo highlighted its five-year investment plan, which is set to improve its online store and expand its presence in Catalonia. Finally, El Corte Inglés is exploring options for selling a part of its Supercor stores. Lidl’s expanding network and investment The discounter ended 2021 with 39 new stores, two of which ope...
16 December 2021
European variety discounter Pepco has reported total revenue growth, in reported currencies, of 17.2%. At constant currencies the retailer said total revenue growth stood at 19.3% for the year, underpinned by the opening of new stores. Retailer ends its financial year operating 3,504 stores During its 2021 financial year Pepco opened 483 new stores, taking its total to 3,504 at the end of t...
18 November 2021
DIA continues to expand its private label range to offer shoppers healthier and more sustainable products, while also developing its relationship with Amazon. Separately, Mercadona is testing BiofreshTech’s autonomous refrigeration technology in one of its delivery vehicles. DIA expands private label range DIA has worked with its partners to develop its private label range and offer its shopp...
03 November 2021
The ecommerce player’s logistics arm, Cainiao, has installed thousands of package lockers globally, especially in Russia, Poland, Spain and France. Ranks among the top three ecommerce platforms in eastern Europe Alibaba ranks among the top three online sellers of consumer goods in eastern Europe, according to Euromonitor International. Polish online shopping site, Allegro, took first place ...
21 October 2021
After Carrefour reported third quarter sales rose 4.0% to €20.5 bn, with like-for-like sales up by 0.8%, we look at five key takeaways from the results announcement. 1. Operations in France continue to gain share In its home market, on a two-year basis, Carrefour’s total sales were up by 3.5% in the third quarter, driven by the performance of its supermarkets, convenience stores and grocery...