Spain's Covirán Tests New Supermarket Model

By Branislav Pekic
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Spain's Covirán Tests New Supermarket Model

Spanish cooperative Covirán has reopened a supermarket in La Chana, Granada, under a new operating format, which it says is more innovative and sustainable.

The supermarket features new technologies, such as plasma screens, smart tags, and a mobile charging facility, as well as a more efficient energy model and the use of recycled materials.

The store spans 1,000 square metres and is equipped with five cash registers.

Other highlights include assisted fishmonger, butcher and delicatessen sections, a comprehensive fruit and vegetable display (with orange juice squeezer), a separate section to prepare cut fruits and vegetables, and a bakery area.

The supermarket also offers home delivery and store pickup.


New Store Model

The new model is being tested in three other Covirán supermarkets in Andalusia, and Covirán plans to implement it in all of its stores over the coming years.

The new stores will be located close to customers' homes and will guarantee a personalised shopping experience, the retailer said.

The new format is designed to improve the shopping experience, increase the efficiency of the establishments, and reduce the environmental impact, it added.

Store Openings

Elsewhere, Covirán opened 20 new supermarkets in July and August, increasing its total sales area by 3,686 square metres,

Seven of these stores are located in Andalucía (one in Almería, one in Cádiz, two in Granada, three in Málaga); one in Aragón (Zaragoza); one in Castilla -La Mancha (Ciudad Real); one in Castilla León (Zamora); two in Cataluña (Barcelona); three in Extremadura (two in Badajoz and one in Cáceres); one in Galicia (A Coruña); one in Madrid; one in Navarra; one in the Basque Country (in Vizcaya and Gipuzkoa); and one in Valencia (in Alicante).

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