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.
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