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Business/Economy news & information for Spain

Toys 'R' Us to stay open in Spain and Portugal
Economy Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Toys 'R' Us to stay open in Spain and Portugal

CHILDREN'S leisure and gift chain Toys 'R' Us will remain open in Spain and Portugal now it has been bought out by the global firm Green Swan, according to the new company in a press release this week. The...

Amazon distributors on strike over Prime Day
Economy Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Amazon distributors on strike over Prime Day

A THREE-DAY strike at the Amazon distribution warehouse in Madrid started today (Monday) aimed at coinciding with the online retailer's 'Prime Day' for maximum impact. Workers at the plant in San Fernando de...

BCE rates to remain unchanged until at least summer 2019
Economy Thu, Jun 14, 2018

BCE rates to remain unchanged until at least summer 2019

CENTRAL European Bank (BCE) bosses have opted to keep interest rates at their current level until at least summer 2019, or longer if necessary, as part of their continued strategy to reach inflation objects and promote...

Lidl to scrap all plastic bags by end of year
Economy Thu, May 31, 2018

Lidl to scrap all plastic bags by end of year

SUPERMARKET chain Lidl has announced plans to stop selling plastic carrier bags altogether in its stores – even smaller transparent bags for weigh-your-own loose produce such as fruit and vegetables. The German retail...

Carrier bag charges compulsory from July this year
Economy Sun, May 20, 2018

Carrier bag charges compulsory from July this year

CARRIER bags in all shops in Spain will be charged for from July 1 this year, according to a new Bill of Law, or Royal Decree published this weekend. Supermarkets already charge now for plastic bags – typically two...

Traders will have to accept card payment from €30, according to new law
Economy Sat, May 19, 2018

Traders will have to accept card payment from €30,...

ALL traders in Spain will soon have to offer alternatives to cash payments for customers for purchases over €30, thanks to a new law under construction in Parliament. The legislation responds to a European directive,...

Telepizza takes on the world with Pizza Hut merger
Economy Wed, May 16, 2018

Telepizza takes on the world with Pizza Hut merger

SPANISH fast-food home-delivery chain Telepizza has joined forces with US giant Pizza Hut, making the two together the largest of their type in the world. Founded in 1988 by Cuban immigrant Leopoldo Fernández Pujals...

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