Mercadona Sees Sales Growth For Sweetcorn, Canned Peas
Spanish retailer Mercadona has seen a 20% increase in the sales of sweetcorn and canned peas due to changes in consumer habits.
People prefer lighter dishes during the summer season and sweetcorn is used in the preparing salads, while peas go into stews, salads and garnishes, the retailer added.
The retailer sources its corn and peas from locally-grown crops in Navarra, Albacete and Zaragoza.
The products are canned and packed by its supplier Cidacos at its facilities in Autol, La Rioja.
Focus On Spanish-Origin Products
Mercadona is committed to sourcing local goods and supports initiatives launched by Spain's ministry of agriculture, fisheries and food.
In 2019, the retailer purchased Spanish-origin products worth €19.8 billion.
It has collaborated with approximately 9,500 farmers, 12,000 fishermen and 6,700 ranchers to promote Spanish products.
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