News to make shoppers in Gran Canaria happy this week, with Mercadona opening in Mógan. The council has finally given Mercadona a permit to build a supermarket and parking on a 5,700 square metre plot in Calle Madrid in Motor Grande, just outside Puerto Rico.
Mercadona had spent four years searching for the right plot, in order to open their first branch in the town, so this seal of approval from the town council comes as great news for the company and potential customers..
Head of External Relations for Mercadona in the Canary Islands, Arvcadio Pelate, announced the news with vigour, adding, “Mercadona will be a reality in Mógan in the next few years.”
Mercadona began recruiting for staff on their official website back in October 2016. These are full time customer care roles and 25 positions are available. Applicants should be personable and with a minimum of secondary school education. Experience is not necessary as full training will be provided. Salaries range from €11k to €18k gross per year. At time of this article being published, more than 6,200 people have already applied online.
The Valencian company, already has 43 sites in Tenerife, 32 in Gran Canaria, four in Fuerteventura and three in Lanzarote.
Mercadona made a net profit of 611 million euros in Spain during 2015, which represents a 12% increase over the previous year, according to the company president, Juan Roig.
Roig added that during 2015 the company increased salaries by 11% to 8,150 people and that 1,000 new permanent jobs were created, meaning that Mercadona currently has a stable workforce of 76,000 people.
Mercadona is a Spanish and family-owned supermarket company with more than 1500 stores in 47 locations throughout Spain. Currently, 4.8 million households use Mercadona for their grocery shopping, allowing the company to maintain sustainable growth.
Mercadona’s mission is to provide quality in food, personal hygiene, home care and pet products while also proviing value for money.
Mercadona uses the Total Quality Model, which aims to satisfy each and every component of the company: the “Boss” (as Mercadona calls the customer), the Worker, the Provider, the Company and the Capital.
Mercadona this week inaugurated a new supermarket in Madrid on calle Guatemala, with the addition of 54 new employees. Also announced are the plans for Camino Viejo de Leganés in Madrid, and the opening of a new store at 13 de la Avenida Diputación, Calatayud (Zaragoza) with more than 100 new jobs.