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Urban Minipreço store in Lourinhã

Minipreço is a discount supermarket chain in Portugal, part of the Spanish Dia, which was formerly owned by the French supermarket company Carrefour. There were 534 stores across Portugal at the start of 2011, 1/3 of them being franchises.[1] According to the Associação Portuguesa de Empresas de Distribuição (Portuguese Association of Distribution Companies), Minipreço had more stores in Portugal in 2010 than any other brand, ahead of Pingo Doce and Lidl.[2] By the end of 2014 the number of Minipreço supermarkets had risen to 641, with 289 of them being franchises.[3]

It was formerly known as Companhia Nacional de Descontos. Minipreço was first owned by Companhia Nacional de Hipemercados but later sold to Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación, S.A. (DIA) of Spain. The chain had annual sales of over €900 million in 2009 and 2010. In July 2011, Carrefour span off Dia, listing the company on the Madrid stock exchange.[4]

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  1. ^ Villalobos, Luís. "Minipreço sobe ligeiramente as vendas para os 917 milhões de euros". Público. Público Comunicação Social SA. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Brito, Paula (23 September 2011). "Minipreço é a insígnia com mais lojas". DN Economia (Diário de Notícias). Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Minipreço Closes Four Stores, 130 Jobs To Go". European Supermarket Magazine. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Rucinski, Tracy. "Carrefour spins off Dia in 2.3 billion euro listing". Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official website