Spain's Mercadona Increases Portuguese Food Purchases By 40%
Spanish grocery retailer Mercadona purchased €88 million worth of goods from Portuguese suppliers in 2018, representing a 39.7% increase on the previous year.
Further growth in Portuguese imports are forecast for 2019, as the retailer readies itself for its first Portuguese store openings later this year, according to Dinheiro Vivo.
The retailer's most-imported products from Portugal include wine, cheese, fish, kiwi, olive oil, rabbit meat, frozen cod, courgette and pastry.
For example, Mercadona bought 289 tonnes of fish at Portuguese auctions as well as 2,500 tons of kiwi from Kiwi Greensun.
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