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Eroski Shakes Up Board Of Directors To Enhance Competitiveness

Published on Mar 8 2017 10:27 AM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / Management / Eroski / Gender

Eroski Shakes Up Board Of Directors To Enhance Competitiveness

Spanish retailer Eroski has appointed new members to its board of directors, to face a new 'stage' of business, focused on staying competitive.

It has appointed a new commercial director, Beatriz Santos, a new director of marketing, Eva Ugarte, and a new social director, Iñigo Eizaguirre.

With these new additions, the cooperative has achieved gender parity in its board, a reflection of the founding principles of the business, the company said.

It also highlighted that 78% of its workforce is comprised of women, and that 83% of the cooperative's board of trustees and advisory board are made up of women.

Female representation in positions of power surpasses 72% at the company, the highest in the distribution sector.

Eroski has started this new stage after renovating its stores under its Contigo model, making its primary goal to be competitive in all of the markets where it is present.

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There are 512 existing new-generation stores, and this year, Eroski plans to add 79 revamped stores to its network, to improve its competitiveness.

For the next four years, Eroski will prioritise the strengthening of its business, implementing its strategic plan, driven by the reorganised board of directors.

The company said that it offers the consumer a healthier and more sustainable offer, with a strong proliferation of local products and fresh produce, which is integral to its Contigo format.

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Karen Henderson. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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