Spain news

19 July 2016
As Eroski and Condis discuss expansion plans, DIA says it is aiming to complete the rebranding of El Árbol stores by the end of 2017 and Covirán expands its premium private label range, we round up news from Spain. DIA to rebrand 50% of El Árbol stores by end of 2016 DIA has invested €14m in 2016 to rebrand 85 El Árbol stores to its La Plaza de DIA banner, a neighbourhood supermarket that s...
14 July 2016
The Metro Group continues to develop its offer across the many countries it operates in and we look at five recent developments that highlight this. Transformation plan of its Belgian business As part of its strategy, Metro Group plans to make a €61 million investment into a new transformation plan in Belgium, which it will spread over several years until the end of 2018. It has no pla...
14 July 2016
Lidl Spain's finance director, Ferran Figueras, has revealed that the discounter will invest  €350m into its Spanish operations this year as the it looks to grow its turnover and market share. Lidl aims for 5-8% increase in turnover In a recent presentation on performance and outlook, Ferran Figueras revealed Lidl's target to increase its 2015 turnover of €3,048m by 5-8% in 2016 (yea...
12 July 2016
As two of EMD’s members announce results, Italy-based Selex and Spain-based Euromadi, we look at how the two organisations have performed in 2015 and what drove their growth in the year and continues to do so in 2016. Selex sees sales rise 5.6% in 2015 in Italy Selex has announced its 2015 results at its Annual Assembly saying that its total turnover rose 5.6% to €9.95 bn. The company said ...
04 July 2016
Following the opening of another new concept in Italy, we look at how Carrefour is introducing innovative new stores in other markets around the world. France, Spain, Poland: going gourmet Carrefour introduced the gourmet store to Milan in late 2014. Since then, it has been rolling out more premium, gourmet versions of the Market format in some of its other European markets. In Paris, ...
01 July 2016
As SPAR International and DESPAR Italy appoint new presidents and SPAR operations in Portugal, China and the Netherlands expand, we round up news from the retailer. SPAR International appoints new president… SPAR International has appointed Graham O’Connor, SPAR South Africa’s chief executive, as its president. O’Connor takes over from Leo Crawford, SPAR Ireland’s chairman, who had held the...
29 June 2016
As Caprabo announces its 2015 results we look at strategic initiatives being rolled out by both it and Eroski. Caprabo sees flat sales in 2015 Caprabo saw broadly flat sales growth in 2015, with turnover contracting by 0.3% to €1.12 bn. The retailer noted that while it was disappointing to see a contraction, it still meant it outperformed the market, which shrank by 0.8% in 2015. However, i...
29 June 2016
As Ahorramás announces its strong sales growth in 2015, El Corte Inglés expands its private label range at Hipercor and its online offer through its eponymous department stores and Carrefour extends its own ecommerce offer, we round up news from Spain. El Corte Inglés expands private label, grows online scale El Corte Inglés will expand its premium private label range at its Hipercor store...
24 June 2016
After a long period of speculation and discussion around Mercadona’s potential expansion outside of Spain, the retailer has confirmed that it is aiming to open four stores in Portugal in 2019. Timetable to enable Mercadona to prepare Discussing the timetable, Mercadona’s president, Juan Roig, said that the period until 2019 would enable the retailer to identify the right locations for its ...
23 June 2016
As Netherlands-based Superunie launches a new private label brand, Leclerc and Rewe create a new purchase alliance and Spain-based Grupo IFA announces positive 2015 results, we look at news from Europe’s retailer alliances. Leclerc and Rewe establish Eurelec According to reports in Lebensmittel Zeitung Leclerc and Rewe have established a new joint venture, Eurelec Trading. CVBA Eurelec was...