Mercadona is a distribution company operating in the supermarket segment. It is backed by 100% Spanish capital and its CEO is Juan Roig. Nationally, it is present in 46 provinces in 15 autonomous communities with a network of 1,264 supermarkets (18/12/09).
In 2007, Mercadona achieved a turnover of 13,986 billion euros, an increase of 15% over 2006. Its facilities and customers are attended by more than 62,000 individuals throughout the different stages of the process, 100% of which have permanent job positions. Its supermarkets have an average of 1,300 square metres of retail floor space and are based on a model of urban commerce that is close at hand with an ample selection in fresh and dry groceries, beauty and household supplies as well as pet food.
Nanotechnology becomes new technological tool to develop seafood Spain
Anfaco-Cecopesca, through its Technology Centre, is developing an ambitious R+D+i project aimed at the enhancement of marine resources for the production of bioactive compounds and the design of functional foods, applying nanotechnology as essential facilitating technology.
Spanish vessels may fish in Mauritania 'before Christmas' Spain
The Secretary General of Fisheries confirmed that the Spanish fleet can resume fishing activities in Mauritanian waters before Christmas, following the entry into force of the fisheries agreement between the EU and Mauritania.
Scientists reveal ocean fish camouflage secrets United States
A team of scientists from the University of Texas, Austin, has found out that certain fish use microscopic structures called platelets in their skin cells to reflect polarized light, which allows the fish to seemingly disappear from their predators.
Pew urges WCPFC to improve tuna fisheries Worldwide
The non-government organisation Pew Charitable Trusts has released its policy recommendations for the upcoming meeting of the members of the WCPFC, requesting its members to improve management of tuna fisheries in the western and central Pacific.
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