Spain news

30 November 2015
As Consum continues to benefit from its franchise-supported growth, Lidl underlines the importance of its Deluxe range and Mercadona builds its presence in the Basque Country, we round up news from Spain. Consum celebrates franchise success Consum has spotlighted the growth its franchisees are adding to the overall business, with sales through franchised stores rising by 14.2% in 2015 to €1...
26 November 2015
Following Poundland's interim results, we explore three ways the discounter is developing its offer to win in the UK and beyond. 1. Opportunities in ecommerce Poundland's launch online has been a significant development in the UK discount channel, which has recently seen various retailers diversify beyond their core offer. Poundland's website, which offers 2,000 SKUs, is a key way in ...
19 November 2015
Poundland has reported an increase of 5.0% in group revenue for the six months ended 27 September 2015. However, like-for-like sales and profits have dipped with Poundland impacted by strong competition as it goes through a significant time of transition. Like-for-like sales drop to -2.8% Poundland's group revenue came in at £554.7m, up 5.0% on the previous year, however this positive...
17 November 2015
As Mercadona continues to invest in its fresh supply chain, Eroski revamps its health and beauty private label Belle and Eroski-Vegalsa spotlights its in-store innovations, we round up news from the country. Mercadona drives supply chain efficiencies in fresh Speaking at an Aecoc event, Mercadona’s Pedro Corraliza, who manages its logistics programme, said that the retailer was aiming to b...
16 November 2015
Following the success of Aldi Süd, Aldi Nord in Germany is going to list more branded products. The latest developments suggest that the discounter is going through enormous change in its strategy. Discounters are becoming more shopper centric, a trend which we foresee in our Discount 2020 report. Discount shoppers ask for more brands 45% of Aldi shoppers would visit an Aldi store mo...
10 November 2015
Alcampo has opened a new format hypermarket in Alicante today, a 4,000 sq. m store under the banner Alcampo City. Fresh, quality food is store's core focus Located in the Vistahermosa shopping centre, 90% of the store is dedicated to food and particularly to high quality fresh products. Traditional counters are complemented by a strong range of local products. Alcampo has also incorporat...
27 October 2015
As DIA releases 9M 2015 numbers showing sales up 14.9% to €7.8bn at a gross banner sales level (and up 14.1% to €6.6bn on a net sales basis), we look at three ways the retailer is looking to grow. Sales and profit performance: snapshot Sales in Iberia grew by 16.7% over Q3, with gross sales under the banner (i.e. including franchised stores) up 12.1% to reach €5.0bn over 9M 2015. While the ...
23 October 2015
Amazon built on its Q2 success with another profitable quarter in Q3, its fourth in a row, supported by growth from its AWS cloud computing division. Net profit reached $79m and operating income was $406m, against an operating loss of $544m a year ago. Meanwhile total net sales jumped 23% to $25.4bn. Highlights during the quarter included the launch of Amazon Prime Pantry in Germany and Japan,...
22 October 2015
Lidl has announced top-level executive changes in Austria and Poland, while Schwarz group CEO Klaus Gehrig opens up about the business in an exclusive interview with Dutch magazine, MT setting out the aim of generating sales of €100bn in the next five years. As part of the retailer's aim to reach the target, its recently announced expansion in France and the launch, in Germany, of its onlin...
16 October 2015
France-based Carrefour has announced third quarter results that saw organic sales growth, excluding petrol and calendar effects, rise by 4.2%. Total sales, including petrol, rose 2.2%, while excluding the effect of falling petrol prices, they rose 4.1% to €21.54 bn. The retailer’s third quarter results compared favourably against its nine month performance, where sales rose 3.4%, underlining h...