Last year, “the sales value of the group Os Mosqueteiros reached a value of €2,200 million, and in the case of Intermarché, the turnover, without including fuel sales, increased to €1,500 million, showing a growth of 7 percent compared to 2019,” a source from the group told Lusa news agency.
The atypical year, due to the pandemic, “impacted the Roady brand, of car repair, and also the volume of fuel consumption at Intermarché petrol stations, while, on the contrary, Bricomarché achieved 20 percent more turnover in Portugal”, explained the group source.
It added that, “in 2019 the group’s sales value was €2.3 billion”.
In 2020, Os Mosqueteiros’ investment in Portugal was €38.9 million, increasing from 308 to 330 shops of its three brands - Intermarché, Bricomarché and Roady - (in 189 municipalities of the country), which led to the creation of 450 jobs.
This investment allowed for a total area of 415 thousand square metres (sqm), 4 percent more than the previous year, stated the grojup in a press release, recalling that, in spite of Covid-19, the group maintained its development plan with 12 points of sale openings.
This year, which marks the 30th anniversary of the arrival of the Mosqueteiros group in Portugal, the group plans to open a further 22 shops, create more than 800 jobs and modernise 100 stores.
To meet this objective, the company wants to strengthen the network of members, recruiting entrepreneurs who want to bet on “a life project and invest in a solid group,” the statement said.
The chairman of the Os Mosqueteiros group, Laurent Boutbien, quoted in the statement, said that “in 2021, and as has happened over the last 30 years and in the three brands, the priority is to offer customers the best products or services at the lowest cost.
Thus “we will continue to invest in the development of the three brands and by 2025, we intend to increase our market share to 2.5 percent in the food sector, 9 percent in Roady and 6.3 percent in the DIY sector”, the manager stressed.
The Intermarché brand “intends to extend its PORSI range (3,500 products) in all segments” and continues to value proximity to local producers, supporting national production, mainly in the fresh produce area, according to the statement.
As for the Bricomarché brand, it achieved a turnover of €149 million, up 21 percent in 2020, compared to the previous year, and increased its sales area by 7 percent, reaching 95,773 square metres (m2), in addition to having 43 shops, 913 employees and 37 members/chief executives.
The Roady brand, dedicated to automotive repair and maintenance, for its part, reached a turnover of €34.9 million in 2020, a decrease compared to 2019, justified by the mandatory lockdown for much of the year.
The Roady brand currently has 33 car centres in the country.
The Os Mosqueteiros group has 330 shops (outlets) in Portugal, 254 belonging to Intermarché, 43 to Bricomarché and 33 to Roady and employs 14,000 people.