The new supermarket is located in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia (Oporto district) and, before the end of the year, the company plans to open a total of ten stores in Portugal, located in the Oporto, Braga and Aveiro districts.
Juan Roig and Hortensia Herrero, President and Vice-President of Mercadona, together with the other members of the Board of Directors and different Portuguese authorities, visited the facilities this afternoon to explain in person the company's internationalization project
The company currently has 900 Portuguese workers and plans to reach 1,100 employees in 2019. There are also plans to invest more than 100 million euros during this year.
From 2016 to 2018, the company has invested more than 160 million euros, mainly for the construction of supermarkets, a logistics centre in Póvoa de Varzim, the Porto and Lisbon offices and the co-innovation centre located in Matosinhos.