The number of employees of Mercadona SA, the leading supermarket chain in Spain, was over 93 thousand people in 2021. Compared to the previous years, this reflects an increase of thousands of employees at Mercadona. This growth occurred because the supermarket not only was one of the few businesses to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, but it also increased its activity.
Still, the Valencian-based company also suffered from this crisis. In fact, the number of Mercadona supermarkets decreased in the Spanish territory, as five of them closed their doors in 2020. However, the Spanish company opened ten stores in Portugal.
Supermarkets: the preferred food retailer by Spanish consumers
Supermarkets are the most chosen place by Spanish consumers to do groceries. In particular, approximately half of the food expenditure by households in Spain takes place in this type of establishment. As a result, the number of supermarkets in Spain continues to grow across the nation. Among them, Mercadona is the leading company with a market share of around 25 percent.
Mercadona as a business success example
The Valencian enterprise is one of the leading companies in Spain, but not only in financial terms. Besides, Mercadona is, nowadays, one of the companies boasting a positive corporate reputation, right after the Spanish company Inditex. The keys to Mercadona’s corporate model reside in the company’s ability to cater to customer satisfaction and support its employees in balancing family and professional responsibilities. Mercadona’s employees have the second-highest salary among Spanish supermarket chains.
Number of employees of Mercadona S.A. in Spain from 2012 to 2021
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