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Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona has announced it will invest €120 million in automated systems at its four new distribution centres (DC).

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Mercadona is constructing a new logistics platform in Barcelona, exclusively for online orders. It is expected to be operational by 2020, according to Europa Press. ‘Colmena’ or the hive, is the name Mercadona gives to its warehouses dedicated to online orders. First online warehouse in Barcelona The warehouse will be Mercaona’s first in Barcelona that is dedicated to online orders. It mark...
Mercadona has launched a pilot in Valencia to test, learn and improve its online shopping service for its clients, the ‘boss’. What’s new? Opened on 21 May 2018, the new version of the online shopping system coexists with the current one, which is still available nationwide. The test version covers Valencia’s city centre and will be expanded to the wider city and nearby towns in months to com...
Spain-based Mercadona has begun hiring staff ahead of its launch in Portugal, which is planned for 2019. Hiring adds another location for Mercadona Hiring has begun in Maia, which adds to three other locations in which Mercadona is already known to be planning to open stores; Gondomar, Matosinhos and Vila Nova da Gaia. The stores that are in development are set to have a sales area of about...


An essential summary of supply chain priorities, latest network developments, and other key statistics for Mercadona.

The Spanish retailer Mercadona has invested heavily in its distribution network. Its strategy has been to automate all the main processes in its warehouse operations. This has dramatically reduced its dependency on manual labour, and created some of the most technically focussed operations in grocery distribution. This presentation looks at Mercadona’s strategy, the automation used and the journey products take through its impressive operation at Ciempozuelos, near Madrid.

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