Spanish Supermarket Mercadona establishes €2 Billion Line of Credit to Pay Suppliers Quickly

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IN an attempt to ensure that all of its suppliers are not financially affected by the state of alarm, supermarket chain Mercadona has obtained credit lines of €2 billion (€500 million from each of four main Spanish banks).

Although income for most supermarkets is up during the current crisis, Mercadona wants to pay its suppliers immediately, rather than in the normal 40 or so days following receipt of invoices.

The banks are content as they know that Mercadona sales will come in to underwrite the loans.

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