Spain news

11 May 2020
Carrefour Spain has extended its collaboration with Glovo, the partnership has increased the service to nine extra cities. Separately, the retailer has developed its online channel to improve functionality and efficiency. Expanding its alliance with Glovo Carrefour Spain has expanded its alliance with Glovo to offer shoppers home delivery from Carrefour Express stores. Originally the partne...
05 May 2020
Spain-based DIA has introduced an initiative to support food and safety in 2020. Separately, the group offers other initiatives to help different segments of the community facing up to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Social support initiatives DIA has launched a social support programme called DIA Contribuye 2020. The retailer has invested €1m to support vulnerable groups during th...
30 April 2020
Carrefour reported first quarter sales, with like-for-like (LFL) sales rising 7.8%. Although the performance benefited from ‘ precautionary purchases in March ’, driven by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and lockdown conditions in its European operations, the retailer enjoyed ‘ a solid performance in January and February ’. Quarter, especially March, affected by impact of coronavirus Ca...
20 April 2020
We look at how retailers across Spain are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to products as they respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to update this article with the latest measures. Mercadona Mercadona has outlined how it will increase awareness and safety by communicating with shoppers, the group’s recommendations are:   No family or grou...
09 April 2020
Most European countries are in lock down, with plans to relax progressively New research suggests unprecedented recession since WWII for the year 2020 Impact on European countries’ GDPs could range from -6% to -19% Exceptional government measures in the Euro Area set to reach 15% GDP Lack of agreement among European ministers on how to mutualise the effort Number of cases begi...
19 March 2020
Spain-based Mercadona said it increased revenue by 4.9% in 2019, to €25.5 bn. Meanwhile, the retailer has committed to further sustainability initiatives and outlined its 2020 investment plans. Sales performance Mercadona announced sales growth of 4.9% to €25.5 bn and net profit growth of 5.1% to €623m. The retailer opened 46 stores and closed 46 stores and refurbished 351 stores, ending 20...
18 March 2020
With ecommerce struggling to cope with high levels of demand, the physical store remains the main destination for many shoppers. Staff in stores are in direct contact with shoppers and so are at risk. It’s key to put these staff at the heart of your crisis management to protect them as they are paramount in providing food to people. Key points to consider In badly affected markets, su...
10 March 2020
France-based Auchan announced its 2019 full year results, saying revenue at its Retail division fell by 1.4%, at current exchange rates, to €45.8 bn. It noted that revenue had increased in nine countries where it operates stores, but declined in France and Russia. The numbers… By division, Auchan said its Retail had seen: Total sales: fell by 1.4%, at current exchange rates, to €45....
09 March 2020
Spain-based DIA released its FY 2019 results saying sales decreased by 9.3% compared to 2018. Meanwhile, the group highlighted its transformation initiatives across its four pillars, which it is aiming to help it achieve positive results in 2020. Sales performance DIA announced net sales of €6.8 bn, a decrease of 9.3% compared to 2018 and like-for-like (LFL) sales declined by 7.6%. The reta...
09 March 2020
Eroski announced it launched over 50 franchised stores under several banners, including Eroski City and Eroski Center. Meanwhile, DIA Brazil appointed a new CEO to lead the restructuring process in the country. Separately, Consum has revealed growth for its Charter franchise, generating revenue of €320m in 2019. Eroski opens over 50 franchised stores in 2019 Eroski has revealed it launched ...