Spain news

24 January 2020
France-based Carrefour said total sales, at constant exchange rates, rose 2.5% to €21.7 bn in its fourth quarter. Its performance in its home country, which were accentuated by market conditions, held back its overall growth, offsetting positive results in Europe, especially Spain, and Latin America, especially in Brazil. France: results affected by market conditions Carrefour reported tota...
24 January 2020
Spain-based Mercadona announced it is investing in its online operations and plans to continue store refurbishments. Meanwhile, the retailer has announced it plans to continue supporting start-ups alongside other investors, through the Lanzadera accelerator programme. Mercadona invests in its online channel… Mercadona will continue to invest in store refurbishments and plans to expand its o...
17 January 2020
Lidl Spain has launched a new food-to-go private label called “Listo para comer” (ready to eat) aiming to offer easy, simple and affordable food solutions to shoppers. The 14 products are displayed in dedicated fixtures, branded “Listo para comer”. According to Arantxa Conde, PR Director at Lidl Spain, all products are freshly prepared with locally sourced ingredients, aligned with the local sour...
14 January 2020
Bon Preu discussed where it invested in 2019 and announced its record sales growth for the Christmas period.  Meanwhile, France-based Auchan confirmed the success of its gourmet private label range, as it launched a new organic health and beauty range. Separately, Carrefour introduced a luxury cosmetic range. Finally, the BonÀrea group reflected on its 2019 expansion and revealed its plans for...
12 December 2019
Bon Preu has invested €10m in its online channel, expanding its home delivery to more regions. Mercadona is leading the Spanish market in ‘ready to eat’ meals. Separately, AliExpress has partnered with Nomo to offer Spanish freelancers and Nomo users access to business tools and financial services. Meanwhile, Alcampo CEO retires and is replaced by Américo Ribeiro, CEO of Auchan Italia. Bon Pre...
09 December 2019
Alibaba-owned AliExpress has launched its second physical store in Barcelona. Eroski has partnered with Agroganadera de Álava Union to promote local agricultural products. Meanwhile, Consum launches a new supermarket model, which focuses on forming a sustainable environment. Separately, HD Covalco announces a positive turnover and a new cash and carry store opening. AliExpress opens second phy...
29 November 2019
AliExpress has opened its first physical store in Barcelona, the second of Spain and Europe. Testing products and operations   The new store is located at the Finestrelles Shopping Center in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, expanding the retailer’s scope to test products and operations. Paris, France a potential destination next Yang Ning, AliExpress France’s Director, said, “We ...
22 November 2019
Spain-based El Corte Inglés has announced an increased turnover of 1.3% in the first half of FY 2019. The group is divided into retail, travel, fashion, insurance, technology and a new addition of real estate. Sales performance   The retail division increased its turnover by 1% year-on-year to €6,036m. The food sector increased its sales substantially in supermarkets and hospitality. The tr...
18 November 2019
Amazon is opening a physical store in Madrid, for the Black Friday event. Meanwhile, SuperSol supports animal welfare by stopping the promotion of eggs from caged hens. Separately, Auchan Spain has collaborated with Too Good To Go and introduced a sustainable mobility area. Amazon re-opens physical store in Spain Amazon has re-launched a pop-up store in Madrid for Black Friday. It will open...
15 November 2019
Lidl continues its fast expansion both physically and digitally with new store openings and category specific ecommerce. 11,000 th store opened The discounter reached the 11,000 stores’ milestone thanks to its latest store openings in Serbia, Poland and the UK. The pace of its expansion is unlikely to slow in 2020, with strong opening plans set out for some of its major markets, such as th...