The supermarkets that Mercadona will inaugurate in Portugal will be open on Sunday, unlike what happens in the 1,600 spaces of the retailer in ‘neighbour’ Spain, advances the “Jornal de Negócios” in the edition of this Friday, January 18.
At stake is the fact that Sunday is the second most profitable week for this sector in the country. However, in Spain, opening the doors all weekend meant “losing money”, according to Mercadona.
“Let’s open on Sunday because that is what the customer asks us in Portugal. Mercadona intends to offer its ‘bosses’ the best products and the best shopping experience, “he told the company’s official source.
In September, the Spanish distribution group announced it would boost investment in Portugal from € 25 million to € 100 million. Mercadona revealed that it would significantly increase this bet on the Portuguese market, foreseeing the opening of eight to ten stores.
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