Born from the vision of a man named Jerónimo Martins in the late 18th century, the Group has always maintained, in its essence, a spirit of enterprise and orientation towards growth that have remained unaltered over generations.
Throughout its long history, ambition and a capacity to
withstand difficulties have become intrinsic values for the Group,
encouraging it to be increasingly efficient and competent in the
development of its business.
Occupying today a leading position in the countries in
which it operates, the Group believes that its history
of success is due, to a great extent, to the sense of union and to
the strong team spirit experienced in its Companies.
The Group's environment is conducive to the strengthening and
development of values of work, discipline, rigour and competence.
The management is oriented to respond to immediate challenges,
incorporating concerns with both medium and long-term impacts, in
line with a philosophy of Responsibility that has
a long tradition in the Group.
With its unique combination of prudence emerging from extensive
accumulated experience and the audacity to assume risks and
innovate, the Group values knowledge and effort in the incessant
demand for new and better solutions to respond to the needs and
expectations of its stakeholders.
This motivation for constant innovation and pioneering spirit is
an integral part of the Group's management culture, reflected in
countless examples, the most recent of which include: the
development of Meal Solutions (Take-Away and Restaurants in
Doce stores), the launch of a range of diet products
aimed at healthier eating and the creation of the
"Amanhecer" store project.
The Group's way of doing business is characterized by its
rigorous definition and implementation of its strategic plans.
Transparency, particularly in defending the interests of its
shareholders and in the evaluation and development of its
employees' careers, reflects the importance given to relationships
with its stakeholders. All this, within a paradigm of