Mercadona Reopens Two Outlets With New 'Efficient' Format
Spanish retail chain Mercadona has announced the refurbishing of two outlets using its new 'efficient' store model in Santa Pola, Alicante and in Yuncos, Toledo.
Both stores reopened after a respective investment of €1 million.
The Yuncos store has a sales space of 1,620 metres square.The Santa Pola outlet will add an additional seven employment positions while keeping prior staff, and has a sales space of 1,610 square metres.
The new model incorporates a new design which improves the distribution, decor and positioning of all segments, with the goal of improving and optimising customer experience.
The 'connected' store model creates an energy savings of up to 40%, compared to a traditional store, the company said.
Mercadona operates 78 supermarkets en Castilla-la Mancha, where the Yuncos store is located, with a staff of 3,455 people. In Alicante, the chain operates 101 supermarkets, employing more than 4,680 workers.
Mercadona plans to invest €180 million in its efficient store model this year. It will revamp and refurbish 125 stores throughout Spain in 2017.
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