Martins Group reaches 100 thousand employee milestone

Lisbon, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the year in which it is celebrating a history of 225 years, the Jerónimo Martins Group has reached the 100 thousand employee milestone. Biedronka, the leading supermarket chain in Poland, is responsible for over two thirds of the Group’s total universe of employees.

Over the last few decades, the strong commitment to growth and to the sustained development of the business have transformed a medium-sized Portuguese company into one of the biggest food retail groups in Europe, with operations in Portugal and in Poland, as well as in Colombia.

The Group’s current dimension is the result of the engagement and results-orientation of several generations of employees, making it possible to go from 300 to 100 thousand employees in five decades (from 1968 to 2017).

Pedro Soares dos Santos, the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, states that “it is with satisfaction and further responsibility that I am recording this milestone in the Group’s history.” He also adds that “the capacity to continue attracting and retaining the best professionals in the widest variety of areas and to the different levels of the organisation is essential for us to successfully achieve our set objectives.”

At the time of reaching 100 thousand employees we have also attained 100 thousand followers on LinkedIn, the largest professional social network in the world. The Group’s official page was created in 2013 and has been gradually gaining followers to become one of the biggest corporate pages in Portugal.

Besides sharing career opportunities in the three countries in which the Group is present, followers of this page can also find content about Jerónimo Martins’ activity, its talent programmes and corporate responsibility initiatives.

For further information, contact:
Rita Fragoso
+351-21 752 61 14

Source: Jerónimo Martins Group

Jerónimo Martins 9 months 2015: Net consolidated results grow by 6.4%

Lisbon, Portugal, 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the first nine months of the year, the main business areas of Jerónimo Martins saw sales and shares of market increase over the previous year, in a strongly competitive context dominated by sales promotions in all the countries where we do business. The EBITDA and profits also rose year-on-year. Given the robust balance sheet and cash flow generated, the Board of Directors will call an extraordinary Shareholders’ General Meeting to approve the payment of 236 million euros of free reserves in 2015 .

Message from the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO PEDRO SOARES DOS SANTOS

“In the nine months of the year the Group strengthened its competitive position in all markets where it operates while strongly increasing cash flow generation. Biedronka strengthened its market share and continues reinforcing the competitiveness of its model for the future. In Portugal, Pingo Doce and Recheio continued to outperform their respective markets. In Colombia, in line with our expansion plan, we opened a second region in the Caribbean Coast, and we had 110 stores operating under the Ara brand at the end of September. With most of the year behind us, I feel reassured by the proven capacity of all our Companies to leverage on their differentiated strategies and to keep on track to deliver our targets, with top line growth as their main priority.”

Full results

Rita Fragoso
+351-21 752 61 14

SOURCE: Jerónimo Martins