The company is replacing the single-use hygienic face mask with a new corporate one that is more practical, modern and sustainable, in order to improve the provision of protective equipment at workstations and strengthen its commitment to the environment.
This change, which began gradually in late 2020, is expected to have been implemented across the entire chain before the end of May.
The Totaler Supplier Cambrass, specialised in textiles for babies, is making these items at its facilities in Ontinyent (Valencia) for the company's more than 95,000 employees working throughout Spain and Portugal.
The new Corporate Program will support business projects that provide solutions in areas such as the reduction and elimination of plastics, energy savings, waste management, healthy products, and urban distribution.
The selected entrepreneurs will be provided with financial support, advice, and training from both entities and will have use of the facilities of Marina de Empresas.
Scientists and technicians at the Marine Investigation Institute (IIM) in Vigo will investigate fish parasites, namely Anisakis, so Mercadona can establish a trustworthy chain for its fishery products and improve the quality and service offered to its customers.
This 1-year project, called “ANICHAIN” and participated by 6 specialist fish suppliers of Mercadona, will focus on the species from the major fishing area FAO 27, that is, the Northeast Atlantic.
Both entities have the ultimate goal of leading the paradigm shift of managing parasite-associated risk by using a preventative and innovative approach based on the value chain and risk analysis.
The New Efficient Store Model improves the experience and optimises shopping times for the “Bosses”, as well as generating energy savings of 40% in comparison to the traditional store.
Its design has been fully renovated to include novelties affecting all sections, as well as new electronic devices for a computerised internal management and improved management of the assortment.
The company plans to refurbish and renovate 125 stores located throughout Spain in 2017.