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Mercadona Opens €200m DC in Castilla y León

Published on Mar 28 2011 8:24 AM in Retail

Mercadona Opens €200m DC in Castilla y León

Spanish retailer Mercadona has opened one of the largest logistics centres in Spain, in Léon. The new facility, which cost an estimated €200 million to develop, will create 400 new jobs, and will service around 180 stores. As of the end of last year, Mercadona operated 58 stores in the Castilla y León region.

Mercadona is also using the new facility to boost the amount of produce it sources from local suppliers. Last year, the retailer spent €953 million on purchases from suppliers in the Castilla y León community, which amounted to 11 per cent of the regional food industry. (28 Mar)

© 2011 - ESM: European Supermarket Magazine

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