The Russian discount supermarket chain is creating 210 jobs to open one of 40 giant stores in Alicante.
Named ‘Russian Little’, Mere is set to open a new store in June at the Dynamia Business Center in Petr, creating 60 direct and 150 indirect jobs.
The move is part of the company’s strategy to open dozens of large stores across Spain.
The Alicante supermarket has an area of 1,400 square meters on the ground floor, making it one of the largest in the country.
The director of the project, Juan Miguel Alonso, held talks with the shopping center management, MGI and Hippocase, and the opening of the Mare store is a great business incentive for the center, as it costs an average of € 50 a day, with a guaranteed attendance of about 1,000 people.
It will “benefit small and medium enterprises that currently occupy the remaining facilities,” he added.
According to the Russian chain, MERE stores “differ in the variety of high-quality products and the optimal price-quality ratio”.
“With our unique experience in delivering new products, we are far ahead of other market players. Our partnership is structured not only with large manufacturers but also with small local suppliers, which allows small entrepreneurs to continue to deliver their products to our stores.” The company said.
It added: “The unique concept of the retail chain focuses only on professional manufacturers, law firms and individual entrepreneurs.”
The ‘no frills’ concept means that most products are sold in trays, boxes and large refrigerators, which means that according to the chain, prices are 10 to 20 percent more competitive than its competitors.
Stores also store a large quantity of non-food items.
Murray is the trade name for the Russian operator Svedofor, which was established in 2009 for expansion into Europe.