Best and worst Spanish supermarkets

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A CONSUMER study of almost 6,000 people has revealed what customers consider the best and worst supermarkets in Spain.

According to the Organisation of Consumers and Users (OCU) survey, conducted every four years, the stores which give greater satisfaction are Bonpreu in the supermarket category, Hipercor in hypermarkets and Aldi in discount stores.

At the other end of the scale, Carrefour Market, Plaza de Dia, Simply (the Supermarket of Alcampo) and Supersol are the worst rated.

Taking into account the criteria of assortment and quality, the best scores were received by El Corte Ingles Supermarket and Hipercor, followed by Carrefour and Alcampo. At the bottom of the table sit the chains Dia (Dia and La Plaza de Dia), Supersol and Coviran.

In terms of price and offers, favoured stores are Lidl and Dia, E Leclerc and Mas y Mas. The worst in relation to competitive prices are El Corte Ingles group, Carrefour Market, Condis and Froiz.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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