Mercadona invested a record 1,008 million euros in 2017, and it forecasts that 1,500 million will be invested during 2018 using exclusively equity capital.
Investing in a new Efficient Store Model and the quality of its fresh products by means of its Global Fresh Products project, as well as offering a selection that is increasingly more adapted to the needs of “The Boss”, an Efficient Selection, have all contributed to see the company’s like for like sales grow by 6%, increasing the number of receipts by more than 75 per store per day.
The company has created some 5,000 new stable, quality jobs in 2017 - 15 per day, which means its workforce now stands at 84,000 people with permanent contracts.
In 2017, net profit was 322 million euros, 49% less than in 2016, which is in line with the decision made by the shareholders of concentrating on the long term and investing to transform Mercadona.
For another year running, the distribution of profits was in line with the principle of “success is sweeter when it is shared”. Mercadona distributed the total profits in the following way: 205 million to Society through taxes, and 313 million among its employees by way of performance-related bonuses. From the 322 million euros net profit, 202 million were reinvested in the company as equity capital, and the rest was distributed among the shareholders by way of dividends.
A year of growth in terms of employment and turnover is consolidated thanks to the development of the “Effective Selection” strategy, investing in innovation, promoting fresh products and collaborating with integrated suppliers and specialist suppliers in order to satisfy and surprise the clients
Having created 4,000 new stable quality jobs, the company closed 2016 with 79,000 employees in its workforce. Mercadona’s fiscal contributions, via taxes and Social Security, reached 1,468 million euros in 2016.
Two of the great milestones for Mercadona in 2016 were the announcement of the company’s internationalisation, by entering the Portuguese market, and the inauguration of the New Efficient Store Model.
The company’s net profits grew by 4% to 636 million euros, investments reached 685 million euros, and the sales in terms of volume rose by 4%, to 11,071 million kilos and litres (kilitres).
For another year running, the company shared its total profits between its components: 300 million among its employees by way of performance-related bonuses and 250 million with Society, through taxing. Moreover, from the net profit, 515 million were reinvested in the company as equity capital, while the rest was divided among the shareholders by way of dividends.
To achieve its goals for 2017, Mercadona foresees the largest investment in the company’s history: between 1,000 and 1,200 million euros. “In addition, Mercadona has decided to sacrifice net profit by up to 200 million euros, which represents a third of the net profit for 2016, with the objective of setting the bases for the Mercadona of the future”. According to Juan Roigs´s statement.
Aguamur produces and bottles natural mineral water, and has been one of the company’s suppliers since 2001, while Valle de San Juan produces sheep cheese and has been a supplier since 2011.
In this way, Mercadona strengthens its relationship with Aguamur and Valle de San Juan while reinforcing its network of integrated supplier-manufacturers, who jointly invested some 525 million euros in 2015 in aid of generating an efficient industry.
Mercadona has created 1,000 direct permanent jobs earning at least 1,109 euros net per month, and has a total workforce of 75,000 people.
Sales in terms of volume have grown by 5%, to 10,649 million kilos and litres (kilitres).
For another year running, the company has shared its total profits between its components: 277 million among its employees by way of performance-related bonuses and 326 to Society in taxes. And from the 611 million euros of net profit (+12%), 495 have been reinvested in the company as own resources, and the rest has been divided among the shareholders as dividends.
The net profit has grown by 12% to reach 611 million euros, and investment reached 651 million euros.
Mercadona’s tax contributions by means of taxes and Social Security reached 1,497 million Euros in 2015.
Mercadona’s integrated supplier-manufacturer industrial cluster in Spain boasts more than 240 factories and over 47,100 employees.
For another year running, Mercadona has shared its profits amongst the company's components: 25% between Employees by way of performance-related bonuses, 25% with Society by means of taxes, and a further 40%, which has been invested to increase its own resources; the remainder has been divided among the shareholders by way of dividends.
Net profit registered at 543 million Euros, a 5% increase over 2013, which accounts for 2.9% of the sales figure.
In 2014, Mercadona reached record-level investment figures: the investment generated by Mercadona's activity was 1,155 million Euros, 655 million of which were direct investments, and 500 million corresponded to those carried out by integrated suppliers.
Mercadona's commitment towards a digital transformation, exemplified by means of its new Data Processing Centre, represents a total investment of 120 million Euros.
In 2014, Mercadona's tax contributions reached 1,484 million Euros.