Mercadona buys local products

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POTATOES: The supermarket has bought more than 4,900 tonnes from Sa Pobla.

MERCADONA has spent €140 million on purchases from Balearic providers.

The supermarket has made collaborative agreements with the primary sector providers. The chain is continuing to work closely with providers to advance its commitment to the development of a sustainable agro-food chain and generate growth in Spanish horticulture, fisheries and livestock.

The chain has bought more than 4,900 tonnes of potatoes and more than 2,000 tonnes of onions from Sa Pobla. More than 1,800 tonnes of meat products were bought from PROCAM, a meat provider in the town of Manacor.

Mercadona has also made agreements with different fresh fish suppliers in Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, from which the supermarket has bought 680 tonnes of fresh fish from Balearic waters. The company has made substantial donations of basic necessity products to food banks and soup kitchens.

Mercadona closed 2015 with 47 supermarkets operating in Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza with more than 2,100 employees. 

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