Eroski has increased its sales of vegetables, meat and fish of local origin from the Basque Country during the first six months of the year. Fish sales at the counter have grown 10% while those of vegetables have increased by almost 9%. The school collaborates with 1,900 local suppliers to which it makes annual purchases of more than 650 million euros.
Among the reasons for the growth of sales in the vegetable section, the chain points to its project of cooperation with producers in the Basque Country with the aim of improving the profitability of the horticultural farms of Euskadi through diversification and sustainable management of the new crops. This initiative, called the Hortaliza Plan, contains the Collaborative Sustainable Diversification project in collaboration with producers and technology centres that promotes the production of new varieties of vegetables and is co-financed by the Basque Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).