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Supermarkets in Spain in last minute rush to change tills and price labels ahead of lower food taxes

FOOD retailers in Spain have welcomed Tuesday's government decision to cut IVA rates on basic products from January 1, but have warned of frantic...

Quieter check outs as food purchases drop by 9% over a year in Spain

FOOD shoppers in Spain are cutting down on purchases due to the rising cost of produce. Figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food...

Criminal gang in Spain charged up to €20,000 for Pakistani nationals to travel from Bosnia

EIGHT people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional for illegally bringing Pakistani nationals into Spain and charging between €12,000 and €20,000 per person...

Lidl supermarkets announces €25 million expansion plans in Spain’s Valencia region

LIDL supermarkets will open eight new stores in the Valencian Community over the next 18 months. The retailer says that adds up to an investment...

Supermarkets in Spain will have to sell cut-price ‘ugly’ fruit and veg to reduce food waste

SUPERMARKETS will be ordered to sell 'out-of-shape' fruit and vegetables to cut down on food waste. The move is part of a new food waste...

Spain’s annual food shopping bill predicted to rise by average of €200 this year

ANNUAL food shopping basket costs are expected to rise by €200 in Spain this year according to the latest Allianz European Food Inflation report. The...

Supermarkets hit by shortage as Spain’s truck driver strike continues

SUPERMARKETS across Spain are reporting shortages of some products as the strike by truck drivers continues. Fresh products such as fruit and vegetables, fish and...

Spanish supermarket giant Mercadona criticises panic-buyers and hoarders following sunflower oil clampdown

MAJOR Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona has appealed to customers to stop panic-buying and hoarding. Reporting a €47 million fall in profits last year, Mercadona president,...

Nationwide survey reveals ‘most-valued’ and cheapest supermarkets in Spain

HIPERCOR owned by department store chain El Corte Ingles has been ranked as Spain's 'most-valued' national supermarket retailer. The verdict comes in a customer survey...

Struggling Dia supermarket chain in Spain unfazed by EU blacklist of Russian oligarch owner

SPAIN'S Dia supermarket chain says its business as usual despite its key figure getting onto an EU Russian oligarch blacklist in wake of the...

Shop cashiers threatened by distinctive knife during robbery spree on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A violent robber who used a large knife to threaten cashiers at Alicante area shops has been arrested in a joint Guardia Civil and...

Costa Blanca orange growers cry ‘foul’ as Spain’s supermarkets squeeze them dry

ORANGE farmers in Alicante Province say crop prices have collapsed because of cheap imports from South Africa and supermarkets getting rock-bottom deals. The Alicante Young...

Supermarket sweep: How prices compare on a weekly shop in Spain?

Sizing up the best choice for our weekly shop is a tedious exercise that never seems to pass its sell-by-date. But there’s more to it than purely shaving the odd cent off the bill, writes Heather Galloway.

Mercadona supermarkets in Spain to pay staff an inflation-matching wage increase

THE Mercadona supermarket chain is set to give its entire workforce a 5% pay rise on January 1. Spain's biggest private company is the first...

Supermarkets say cutting back on alcohol sale hours does nothing to stop COVID-19 infections in Spain’s Costa Blanca

BIG supermarket chains in the Valencian Community have demanded the reversal of an 8.00 pm cut-off point for alcohol sales. The measure started last weekend...

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...

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...

Tourists spend most of their money in supermarkets in Spain’s Valencia

TOURISTS are spending most of their money in supermarkets, a study has announced.

Off my trolley!

Men in supermarkets turn Belinda Beckett into a basket case

Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t easy

Columnist Giles Brown on tourist woes on the coast

Mercadona supermarkets in the money

Profits and takings up on 2012, according to annual report

Lidl bets on Spain with €180 million investment

Discount retailer will open new stores, improve existing ones, and open a new warehouse this year

‘Robin Hood’ mayor promises more food raids in Andalucia

Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo plans to continue taking food to give to the poor

Spanish olive farmers feel the squeeze from supermarkets

Competition from emerging countries has also contributed to a 50 per cent drop in market value




CHILLING OUT: Living on the snowline in Spain’s Granada region

DESPITE the start of 2023 being unseasonably warm, the mercury plummeted in mid-January and early February, with constant minimum temperature warnings from Spain’s meteorological...


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