Spain news

16 January 2014
Carrefour has reported 2013 sales of €84.3bn, an organic growth rate of +2.5% (excluding petrol and calendar effect), with continued momentum internationally and rebounding growth in France. 'Resilient' sales in Europe Carrefour reported a second consecutive quarter of sales growth in France, +1.7% organic growth, with a good performance in all formats. Hypermarket sales were up, exclu...
09 January 2014
According to reports in Lineaires, Dia has opened three stores in Madrid under the Fresh by Dia banner, evolving the offer of its Dia Fresh format. Foundations come from Dia Fresh As per the Dia Fresh format Fresh by Dia stores will measure about 150 sq m, carry a range of 2,800 SKUs and target city-based shoppers through a focus on fresh. Where the stores will differ is in relation to their ...
18 December 2013
Spain-based Dia has announced a range of new initiatives as it begins the expansion of its Clarel health and beauty banner. Renovations to be completed in 2014 Dia said that it had opened 40 Clarel stores in Spain in November, with 30 set to be added in Portugal in early 2014. The retailer said that it was aiming to complete the renovations of the Spain-based Schlecker stores to Clarel in 2...
12 December 2013
Metro Group says its transformation is showing effect, and has reported a sales increase of 0.9% for its 2013 short financial year, running from 1 January to 30 September 2013. Faced economic challenges this year Despite continued challenging conditions internationally, EBIT before special items was up 3.1% for the short year, comparing it with the first nine months of 2012. Olaf Koch, Ch...
11 December 2013
Costco’s first quarter net sales increased by 5.4% to $24.5bn, with comparable store sales (excluding fuel and currency impacts) up 5.0%. Net income attributable to Costco increased at a slower rate of 2.2% to $425.0m, mainly due to higher than anticipated operating expenses. Fresh foods among best performing departments This was another solid performance from Costco overall, although pro...
29 November 2013
Spain-based El Corte Ingles, through its hypermarket banner Hipercor, has announced that it will offer discounts to large families (those with three or more children), following an agreement with the Spanish Federation of Large Families (FEFN). Discounts to focus on selected ranges El Corte Ingles said that it will offer discounts of between 20% and 25% on 16 items each month, on products r...
28 November 2013
Retail is changing. It is more fluid and shopping often starts in the kitchen, through an app. Journeys are no longer predictive. They are increasingly iterative and retailers work hard to offer a seamless experience. As boundaries blur, apps are becoming a key weapon in the elusive search for loyalty. Grocery apps do not just allow for one-to-one communication with shoppers, they exist to mak...
28 November 2013
Lidl has highlighted its continued growth in Germany and across Europe, revealing short-term expansion plans for several markets. Strong performance in Germany Lidl’s sales growth continued unabated in its home market, according to German trade publication Lebensmitelzeitung (LZ). LZ reports that the hard discounter increased sales by over 8% in 2013, outperforming Germany’s grocery marke...
19 November 2013
Supeco, Carrefour's hybrid cash & carry/hypermarket format in Spain, has revealed a new corporate website. Clear website highlights low price positioning The site is simple and clear, in line with the format's positioning. Using grey, yellow and black, it highlights Supeco's low prices, the savings customers can make and the wide product range. Four stores are now in operation, in Sevi...
15 November 2013
Spain-based Eroski has announced that it is going to add more than 300 Eroski City neighbourhood stores over the next three years. First franchised store opened in Vitoria The retailer made the announcement as it opened the first franchised neighbourhood store in Vitoria, Basque Country. The company said that the store offers a wide selection of fresh, locally produced goods, a strong range o...