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.
Govt plans to limit Pacific bluefin tuna catch Japan
The Japanese Government intends to reduce the catch of immature Pacific bluefin tuna and prevent overfishing of the high-priced fish by implementing common regulations internationally, out of criteria currently adopted independently by Japan.