EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Portugal
Region: Continente
Location of affected unit(s): Lisboa, Montijo, Setúbal, Sintra and Santarém


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Number Employed: 2500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-03-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 31-03-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Planned Job Creation: 650

Additional Information

The Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona will open 10 new stores during 2022, which will bring the number of supermarkets in the country to 39. This will involve the creation of at least 650 jobs.

Mercadona closed last year with a sales volume of €415 million in Portugal, out of a global total of €27,819 million. The company expects to invest €150 million in its expansion over Portugal during 2022.

This business expansion comes after the opening of multiple shops across the country during 2021 and 2022