Consum will expand in Catalonia after opening a 200,000 square meter logistics center

Consum sets the course for Catalonia. The Valencian cooperative bought a plot of 200,000 square meters in the municipality of Moncada i Reixach (Barcelona). to open a logistics platform of this autonomy and expand the commercial supermarket network in the near future and in Aragon “on average ten stores will open per year”. The Valencia cooperative generated sales of 3,378 million euros in 2021, representing an increase of 1.6% over the previous year. The social economy firm, whose online sales rose to 61.4 million – 40% more – posted a net profit of 67.9 million, up 3.6% from the previous year. Purchase of land and facilities of the new warehouse in Catalonia, where it came to mix land to be left by car company Nissanwill exceed 70 million euros.

During the presentation of the 2021 results, Consum’s managing director, Juan Luis Durich, assured that the commercial distribution group saw “more moderate” growth in sales, although the improvement in management improved the cooperative’s results. Consum’s investments increased another 27.6% to 149.2 million in 2021. In addition Grow in Catalonia, Aragon, the Community of Valencia and MurciaAccording to Durich, Consum, the main natural expansion areas, is looking for land to open a logistics platform in Andalusia.

“Stores were stocked globally,” Durich said after the supply crisis. “Sunflower oil – he knows – is a problem because it’s key for making cookies and other pastry products. There’s uncertainty due to the war in Ukraine, which is one of the main suppliers of raw materials.”

Consum expects 5% growth in 2022. “We are not closed to any corporate operations, but there are no transactions on the table that we are examining,” commented the cooperative’s general manager. It also ensured that “it is reasonable for the consumer to lower VAT, especially on food”. This has also been claimed by employers of the Asedas industry.

hybrid stores

Consum’s ‘online’ channel “neither makes nor loses money”. According to evolution, sales do not improve 4% of total sales of the market. The aim is to maintain the service from the stores. However, he also analyzed the implementation of ‘hybrid projects’; that is, stores with a specialized warehouse in the ‘online’ channel.

The sun garden will open

Consum will open a solar garden to guarantee the supply of 60% of solar power across the business group to “stabilize energy prices”. The contract is for the next ten years.

Source: Informacion

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