Spain news

07 February 2013
We look at the strategic priorities for leading European retailers - Carrefour, Lidl & Schwarz (Schwarz Group), Tesco, Auchan and Aldi - in 2013's difficult economic environment, and how they are driving growth.   Carrefour: will 2013 be a year of stabilisation? Carrefour’s new management team has launched initiatives to turn around its performance, including selectively exiting internati...
23 January 2013
Spanish co-operative retailer Consum has opened five stores under the Charter franchise since last December, and plans to end January with seven new outlets. Adding more than 2,500 sq m of retail space Of the total openings, four are rebranded stores and three are new builds.  Branded items, and fresh produce, will play key roles in the stores' assortments. Network based along Mediterr...
22 January 2013
According to reports in French trade press publication Lineaires, Carrefour has opened a hybrid hypermarket/cash and carry format in Spain with discount prices. Trading under the Supeco banner, the format takes learning from the successful Atacadao format in Brazil. Discrete trial in price conscious market According to reports Carrefour has been testing a family focused cash and carry / hype...
17 January 2013
Carrrefour has reported an improved sales performance for the final three months of 2012, especially in France and emerging markets. Total sales reached €22,853m, up 0.8%, with LFL ex fuel up 0.4%. For the full year 2012 sales were up 1% to €86,558m. For a full breakdown of Q4 and FY sales performance, click here . France sees further improvement at hypermarkets Sales in France were up ...
07 January 2013
Mercadona could finally open its first store outside Spain this year, according to press reports. Move has been delayed a year According to press reports, group president Juan Roig has said that 2013 will be the year in which Mercadona opens its first store outside Spain.  The move, initially planned for 2012, is likely to take the form of an acquisition which will allow Mercadona to move...