Auchan Retail Portugal has announced that it has introduced collection points for small local producers in 25 stores across Portugal.
The 'PickUp Local' collection points will offer a dedicated space for food and non-food products purchased directly by customers from local producers, small traders and artisans in Auchan stores.
The retailer will ensure that the products reach customers in a convenient and safe manner without any additional costs.
The 'PickUp Local' service will be available free of charge during the COVID pandemic period, with the collection points operating between 11:00 hours and 20:00 hours.
Auchan Retail Portugal has partnered with more than 100 small producers located within a 50 kilometre radius around its stores to offer quality, healthy products with local traceability.
Around 90% of Auchan's purchases are from Portuguese suppliers. In 2019, Auchan bought more than 6,000 tonnes of products from local suppliers, and between January and June 2020, that figure stood at 3,690 tonnes.
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