Spain news

06 March 2014
Spain-based Mercadona has announced results for 2013, delivering sales growth of 4% and generating sales of €19.8 billion. Strategies for growth pay off Mercadona said that its growth had been aided by strategic investment during the year. The retailer’s president, Juan Roig, said that during 2013 it had taken great steps, adapting its offer to meet the needs of customers. According to R...
05 March 2014
Carrefour has reported growth in recurring operating income of 9.8% for 2013, at constant rates, and +5.3% at current rates. It saw improvement in all formats in France, with a rebound in profitability in other European countries in the second half.   Strong growth in earnings, improvement in all formats in France Recurring operating income was up 11.3% in Europe. In France, operating incom...
26 February 2014
Spar announces its revenue figures for 2013 and Auchan expansion plans for its Simply banner. Spar enjoys revenue growth in 2013 Spar announced that it enjoyed revenue growth of 4.6% in 2013, taking its total to €1.3 billion. The retailer said that its revenue had been driven by the addition of 54 new stores, which took its total in the market to 1,133, and growth in the number of products it...
24 February 2014
Poundland has confirmed that it will launch a trial online later this year but that this would not necessarily lead to a permanent website. Trial will feature limited range Poundland's trial will not include all products available in-store. Instead, there will be a limited product range which excludes bulky items, for example, bleach. In keeping with the discounter's fixed price model, on...
20 February 2014
Gilbert Infantes has taken over as president of Supermercados Simply in Spain, while in France Auchan is trialling a hybrid checkout concept called 'Trolley Express'. New management team at Simply Mr Infantes, formerly CEO of Simply, replaces Philippe Saudo as president. He will be replaced as CEO by Enrique Garay, who has spent over 30 years with the retailer. Mr Saudo remains MD of A...
20 February 2014
Spain-based DIA has announced Q4 and full year results for 2013 saying that it had enjoyed growth in gross sales under banner of 0.3% in the fourth quarter, a slowing in the pace of growth for the whole year, which stood at 2.4%. Like-for-like sales contract in Q4 versus growth for full year DIA said that in the fourth quarter like-for-like sales contracted by 0.1% at a corporate level, a mar...
12 February 2014
The latest news from leading retailers in the market, Eroski, Gadisa and Mercadona, and an announcement from UK-based Poundland about its plans to open stores for the first time in Spain. Mercadona to roll out meat counters to more stores Mercadona has announced that following a trial at 19 stores, it will be adding meat counters to over 250, mainly in Comunidad Valenciana and the Balearic Is...
11 February 2014
Leclerc has reported an increase in group turnover of 4.4% (excluding fuel) for 2013, with a 4.9% rise in France, confirming 'the effectiveness of its strategic choices in a particularly difficult economic and competitive environment'. Anticipates a difficult 2014 Despite a good performance in 2013, Leclerc expects conditions to remain tough this year. Consumption will suffer as purchasin...
30 January 2014
Auchan has signed affiliation agreements for eight stores on Réunion Island, effective as of January 2014, and has revealed an agreement with BP to supply its stores in Spain. Auchan to supply the supermarkets and hypermarkets on Réunion Two hypermarkets took on the Auchan fascia on 28 January, with six supermarkets joining on 29 January. Auchan will supply some of the products stocked...
21 January 2014
Press reports have revealed that warehouse club operator Costco has begun construction work on its 26th site in the UK. The new warehouse, projected for completion in the late summer is located in Hounslow, close to Heathrow, west London.   Strengthens Greater London presence This will be the fourth Costco within the M25 (and with Thurrock sitting just outside), and it is understood that th...