Spain: Simply Market plans to open 40 new franchises in 2014
Granconsumo.tv reports that, if plans come to fruition, the Simply Market chain of supermarkets will expand to 150 outlets in Spain by the end of the year.
The chain of supermarkets already owns 119 outlets since launching in 2010 and is planning to expand with the opening of 40 new stores by the end of 2014, it is reported.
Last year, Simply Market opened 32 stores with a total surface are of 13,000 square meters, in the process hiring an additional 210 staff.
Simply Market is a brand of French supermarket group Auchan and has been operating since 2005. Groupe Auchan, one of the world´s principal distribution group with presence in 12 countries and over 250,000 employees, plans to open 500 Simply Market supermarkets in France by 2015.