Spain news

03 December 2020
Eroski introduced a new range of organic fruit and vegetables, which are available online and in store. Meanwhile, Caprabo is reinforcing its support for local proximity and has updated 60% of its stores in 2020, while, finally, Spain has seen an increase in demand for food delivery services since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eroski launches new organic fresh range Eroski has add...
26 November 2020
(Last updated 26/11/2020) As Western European countries are facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections, several governments are implementing stricter restrictions including second national lockdowns. Here is an update of the latest announcements across the region Germany Latest ( update 26/11/2020) : Lockdown to be extended until at lest 20 December, with non-essential busines...
17 November 2020
SPAR Italy has introduced more environmentally friendly products to its DESPAR Scelta Verde EcoLogico range, as Spain’s Mercadona sets new standards for its sustainable stores. Separately, UK-based Co-op has eliminated plastic and glitter from its entire Christmas range. SPAR Italy expands its green private label range DESPAR Italia has added more products to its DESPAR Scelta Verde EcoLogi...
16 November 2020
Spain-based DIA announced group net sales increased by 2.5% to €1.7 bn, with like-for-like (LFL) sales up 6.3%. The retailer continues to improve its performance by focusing on the five pillars of its roadmap, which includes optimisation of its assortment, its private label ranges, online sales and express delivery, franchisees, and operations. Sales performance DIA Spain’s sales increased ...
13 November 2020
Glovo is set to launch a business-to-business operation, enabling it to deliver a wider range of products in 30 minutes, as reported by TechCrunch. Q-Commerce Glovo’s new business unit, ‘Q-Commerce’, or ‘quick commerce’, will deliver products across a range of categories including groceries, health & beauty, toys, books, and flowers in 30 minutes or less. This is made possible by its develo...
10 November 2020
Consum has revealed, as part of a collaboration with the Claridae platform, that online sales have increased by 67% compared to in-store purchases. Meanwhile, Eroski has reflected on how it has been impacted by COVID-19 and how it will use this insight in future. Separately, El Corte Ingles has announced its sales decreased by 41% in H1 2020, while, Ahorramás has revealed a positive forecast a...
28 October 2020
Carrefour reported total sales rose 5.5%, at constant exchange rates, to €19.7 bn, with like-for-likes rising 8.4% in its third quarter. The retailer said its growth was its ‘ best performance in at least 20 years ’. The positive results were broad based, with most markets and channels seeing growth, and came despite ‘ an unfavourable petrol effect ’ and ‘ an unfavorable exchange rate effect ’...
22 October 2020
DIA has launched Al Punto a private label range of ready meals. Furthermore, Carrefour has partnered with IKEA to enable the collection of products at Carrefour collection points. Meanwhile, Mercadona declared its recent investment has been dedicated to two of its strategic pillars and Ahorramás invoiced a record breaking €1.543 bn in 2019. DIA adds Al Punto ready meal range DIA has laun...
02 October 2020
As Eroski and its cooperative members announce developments we round up the news from the organisation. Vegalsa-Eroski’s positive 2019 results Vegalsa-Eroski announced an increase in sales of 3.1% in 2019, taking its sales to €1.1 bn. During the period, Vegalsa-Eroski invested €21.4m in its store network. The retailer said it ended 2019 with 266 stores, made up of: Five Eroski hyperma...
02 October 2020
As DIA and Amazon expand the coverage of the Prime Now service to more cities and the retailer sets out its increasing focus on franchising, we look at how it is investing in key areas of its business. DIA and Amazon expand Prime Now coverage As part of their agreement, DIA and Amazon have, through the former’s La Plaza de DIA banner, made the service available in five cities. Now available...