In 2022, Mercadona was the leading supermarket chain in Spain, with over one quarter of the country’s market share. Carrefour held 7.6 percent of this share, ranking the French multinational retailer second on the list. The German chain Lidl followed third, taking up 6.1 percent of the market share in the Mediterranean country. Other important supermarkets include Grupo Dia, Eroski and Eroski.
Mercadona: the indisputable leader in the supermarket scene
The Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona saw a significant increase in its number of stores over the last few years, although they slightly fell in 2019 and 2020. The chain grew from 1.3 thousand in 2010 to over 1.6 thousand shops in 2021, which represents an increase of more than three hundred stores during the period considered. The sales value of the Spanish supermarket chain has been increasing in the past years, peaking in 2021 at approximately 27.4 billion euros.
Shopping in Spain: trends and expenditure
Spaniards did their home shopping mostly at supermarkets in 2020, with nearly half of the home food purchased through this distribution channel that year. Specialist shops took up approximately 14 percent of the market, making this channel the second most used venue to shop in Spain during the same period. In terms of home shopping expenditure, the average person in Spain spent over 1.5 thousand euros yearly between 2007 and 2020, peaking in 2020 at over 1.6 thousand euros and featuring its lowest point in 2007 with an average expenditure of 1.4 thousand euros.
Market share of the biggest supermarket chains in Spain in 2022
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