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Tesla opens first showroom in Spain’s Andalucia

MALAGA is gearing up to welcome customers to the first ever Telsa showroom on the Costa del Sol.  The luxury electric vehicles company, created by...

Inditex fashion group reports international sales boom as it prepares to close 56 shops in Spain this summer

SPANISH-based fashion retailer, Inditex, is claiming that purchases are double the rate of what they were a year ago. In spite of that, the company...

New holiday hotel operator in Spain hooks up with the big boys of Wyndham in expansion push

A small Spanish hotel operator founded in 2018 has linked up with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to develop 20 hotels across key holiday destinations. Mallorca-based...

REVEALED: The damage caused to bars and restaurants in 2020 on the Costa Blanca in Spain by COVID-19 restrictions

A survey claims that the coronavirus pandemic caused a €2.7 billion drop in revenue and 10,000 job losses in the Costa Blanca hospitality sector...

BBVA bank bosses in Spain offer to cut compulsory job losses after one-day strike

THE BBVA bank has reduced planned compulsory redundancies in a last-minute bid to strike a deal with the CCOO union. Formal talks are due to...

Majority of Spain’s self-employed workers live in Andalucia

MORE than 500,000 people in Andalucia are self employed - the highest level in the country.  Andalucía has now overtaken Catalonia as the region with...

TV streamers like Netflix and Amazon Prime continue to boost their viewing figures in Spain

HALF of Spain's homes with an internet service are now watching streamers like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or HBO. That's according to a survey conducted by...

Workers at Spain’s BBVA bank will strike next week over redundancy plans

EMPLOYEES at the BBVA bank, the second largest in Spain, are set to strike on June 2 in protest over planned job losses and...

EROSKI supermarket chain benefits from last year’s pandemic lockdown in Spain

EROSKI supermarkets have seen a big pandemic boost of a 30% rise in operating income which hit €252 million last year. The company's sales rose...

CAMPO CALLING: Small towns and rural villages throughout Spain launch drive to attract new residents and entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs looking to relocate somewhere calmer, less crowded and healthier can apply through the website www.holapueblo.com until June 11.

Over 50,000 businesses across Andalucia apply for emergency COVID-19 fund

OVER 50,000 businesses in Andalucia have applied for funding from emergency coronavirus funding.  The regional government confirmed that 53,796 requests were made for the COVID-19...

BE AWARE: The issues facing SL limited company directors in Spain

Lawyer Antonio Flores of Lawbird in Marbella on the SL limited company debts - and directors’ personal responsibility

What is a Golden Visa in Spain and how to get one

BRITS often covet the idea of moving to Spain, thanks to its seemingly endless summers and the laid-back mañana approach to life.  But thanks to...

Major European retailer arrives on the Costa Blanca to open its first PEPCO store in Spain

SPAIN is to get its first PEPCO store next week with the opening of a branch on the Costa Blanca. They plan to open 400...

Tivoli World to reopen in Benalmadena this summer as mayor backs moves to save theme park from bankruptcy

THE iconic Tivoli World theme park could be set to reopen for business in Benalmadena this summer as the townhall discuss stepping in to...

Spain’s Mercadona supermarkets announce 17% profit rise despite spending €200 million on COVID safety measures

SUPERMARKET chain Mercadona has announced profits of €727 million for 2020, a 17% rise on the previous year. The Valencian-based national retailer unveiled the figure...

Air Nostrum based in Spain’s Valencia region asks for government bailout loan

THE Valencian airline Air Nostrum has asked for a €103 million bailout loan from the Spanish government's rescue fund. The company says that it lost...

Malaga tourism chief targets UK market to help revive battered sector’s recovery after COVID-19

A TOURISM chief has outlined the steps she thinks must be taken in order for the sector to recover in Malaga.  Tourism and Promotion councillor...

‘CRYPTO-CON’ as investors sue for €250 million in first-ever crypto-currency fraud case before Spain’s National Court

SPAIN'S first-ever class action involving crypto-currency fraud has been presented to the National Court in Madrid. The lawsuit claims that over 300 small crypto investors...

Amazon’s autumn opening for big distribution hub in Murcia covering south-eastern Spain

A new Amazon logistics centre will open in Murcia City this autumn with 1,200 jobs set to be created over three years. The 160,000 square...

Staff at El Corte Ingles in Mijas facing redundancy as coronavirus takes toll on Spain’s retail giant

BOSSES at El Corte Ingles have announced that the business will have to be restructured to cope with the coronavirus crisis.  Staff at the Spanish...

Vodafone Spain gets record-breaking fine for mishandling personal data and making spam advertising calls

VODAFONE Spain has been hit with an €8.15 million fine for mishandling personal data during marketing campaigns between 2018 and 2020. It's the biggest penalty-ever...

More jobs on the line in 2021 for Spain’s pandemic-hit small businesses and self-employed

OVER 300,000 jobs will be lost this year in Spain's small businesses and self-employed sector due to the economic hit caused by the COVID...

Expert predicts new Aldi-Lidl price war in fresh challenge to Mercadona’s place as Spain’s leading supermarket

A fresh supermarket price war between Aldi and Lidl has been predicted by one of Spain's major retail market research analysts. Florencio Garcia from Kantar...

Cut-price clothing retailer opens headquarters in Valencia with 400 shops planned to challenge Primark in Spain

A Polish-owned budget clothes retailer is to open 400 stores in Spain to challenge the likes of Primark. Pepco has 2,100 shops across 13 European...

Entrepreneurship grows as 163 companies close in just three months throughout Spain’s Vega Baja region

COSTA BLANCA South companies that had to close down during the third quarter of 2020 numbered 163, and yet even more people became self-employed. The...

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