In which areas does Jerónimo Martins operate?
The Jerónimo Martins Group operates in the Food Distribution and
Specialised Retail sectors.
In the area of Food Distribution, what are the banners and formats through which the Group operates?
The Group operates in the main Distribution formats. In
Portugal, Pingo Doce in supermarket and hypermarket formats and
Recheio in the cash & carry format. In Poland, the Jerónimo
Martins Group operates the Biedronka supermarket chain, the market
leader in Polish food retail. The Group has entered Colombia with
the retail chain Ara, operating in the "tiendas de barrio"
neighbourhood store format.
In which geographical areas does Jerónimo Martins operate?
In Portugal, Poland and Colombia.
How many stores does the Group have in the Food Distribution area?
In Food Distribution, the Jerónimo Martins Group had 3,398
stores in Portugal, Poland and Colombia by the end of 2016.
When was the beginning of Jerónimo Martins activities?
Jerónimo Martins already has a history of over two centuries.
The first Jerónimo Martins store dates back to 1792, the year a
young Galician arrived in Lisbon and opened a small store in
the Chiado district of Lisbon.
Who are the current partners of Jerónimo Martins?
In Portugal, the Group's partner in the Food Distribution area
is Royal Ahold, in the holding company Jerónimo Martins Retalho,
which includes Pingo Doce.
How did the Group's internationalization process arise?
The internationalisation of the Jerónimo Martins Group arose
naturally as a development of its Distribution business. Given the
dimension of the domestic Food Distribution market and the
administrative obstacles to the development of business in this
field, the Group decided to expand into markets in which, in view
of their dimension and potential for growth, the level of
competition did not yet correspond to that of the mature markets in
western Europe or the United States. The Group thus decided to
expand into the Polish market in 1995. In 2011, the Group announced
that its next step in internationalisation would be to enter the
When was Jerónimo Martins first listed on the Stock Exchange?
In July 1989, an Initial Public Offering placed 15% of the share
capital of Jerónimo Martins, SGPS, SA, on the stock market.
Currently, approximately 40% of its capital is floated.
What distinguishes the Pingo Doce chain?
Pingo Doce is the largest chain of neighbourhood supermarkets in
Portugal. By the end of 2016, its network was comprised of 413
stores in both mainland Portugal and Madeira.
What is the positioning of Recheio?
Recheio is the banner of the Jerónimo Martins Group operating in
the Wholesale Distribution market in Portugal and includes, as
Private Brands, Masterchef, Gourmês and Amanhecer. This cash &
carry chain, which employs around 1,900 people, aims to respond to
the needs of small retailers and the catering industry and, by the
end of 2016, had 42 stores in both mainland Portugal and Madeira,
including food service platforms.
Amanhecer, apart from the fact that is it a Private Brand for
Recheio, is the project aimed at supporting small, independent food
stores that Recheio launched in 2011. It is a business partnership
between Recheio and small and medium-sized grocery shops that
believe that Traditional Retail, if provided with modern management
principles and competitive conditions of purchase, can be reborn
and have a sustainable future.
What types of products can be found in Hussel stores?
Hussel is a store that specializes in chocolates and sweets
offering a wide variety of products, 300 of which are permanent and
200 are seasonal, in particular truffles, pralines, confectionery,
biscuits, hard candies, chocolate bars and figures, chewy sweets
and lollipops, among other things. A selection characterized by its
great variety, originality and accessibility, with a wide range of
Present in Portugal since 1990, as the result of a joint venture
between Jerónimo Martins (51%) and the German specialised retail
group Douglas AG (49%), Hussel currently has 24 stores located
mainly in the country's major shopping centres.
What is Biedronka?
Biedronka is the retail chain of Jerónimo Martins in Poland.
Biedronka is the undisputed market leader in Poland, it is also the
country's top-of-mind retail network and has 2,722 stores.
What is the approximate number of employees of Jerónimo Martins?
The Jerónimo Martins Group, by the end of 2016, employed more
than 95,000 people in Portugal, Poland and Colombia.