According to a report by Eco, Jerónimo Martins, the company that owns Pingo Doce and Recheio, will increase entry salaries of employees by between 7% and 25%, representing an investment of €22 million and covering around 26,000 employees.

Lidl is also preparing to invest €7.5 million in salaries, with an estimated average increase of 3% in the German chain's salaries, a figure that adds up to €5 million in the increase in part-time staff hours. Sonae MC and Mercadona have not advance amounted, but admit there will be a salary update for 2022.