The company intensifies its commitment to proximity suppliers and buys 935 SMEs and small cooperatives
Vegalsa-Eroski distributes that one of its strategic axes is the “commitment to the local” through the purchase of products from suppliers of proximity. In 2018, the company allocated more than 346 million to this chapter in Galicia, Asturias, Castilla and León, where it is based. This represents an increase of 6.2% compared to 2017, with more than 326 million.
At present, the firm maintains commercial relations with a total of 1,800 suppliers, of which more than half are local. The purchases are made to 935 local suppliers, especially SMEs and cooperatives, which generate 6,000 jobs. The result is that “about 40% of the products of its lines are local, acquiring a greater role in the stores,” says the company.
egalsa-Eroski has in Galicia, Asturias and Castilla y León with 264 establishments between its own and franchisees under the commercial brands Hypermarkets and Gas Stations Eroski, Eroski / Center, Family Self-Service, Cash Record, Eroski / City and Aliprox.
The objective of this strategy, according to the company, is not only to valu the geographical proximity and the quality of the products: also to the sustainability of the territory and healthy eating.
Source: La opinion coruna