Mercadona plans to build ‘hives’ – sales stores ‘on line’ – in “all the big cities” in Spain, including Seville and Malaga.
With this action, the supermarket chain has doubled its orders to increase its online sales by 120% and invoice a total of 2.2 million a month, following the trial that began last May with the ‘Colmena’ – on-line warehouse – in 97 municipalities in the province of Valencia.
“We are very happy”, said the president of Mercadona, Juan Roig, who during the presentation of results of the chain of supermarkets for the year 2018 commented that “it has been a great change that has worked very well and we have to improve much”.
“So much so that, next June 12, Mercadona will open its second ‘Colmena’ in Barcelona, now under construction. The store will start with a business volume of 30,000 deals and 300 people per month.
Madrid will follow at the end of the year or the beginning of 2020, and then build ‘hives’ in Zaragoza, A Coruña, Alicante, Bilbao, Seville, Malaga or Murcia. “In short, in all the big cities,” said Roig, after predicting that they will have “a lot of success”.