In this blog post, we will be discussing the top 5 biggest supermarkets located in Andalucia that are perfect for foreigners and expats. We will provide a brief description of each supermarket so that you can get a better understanding of what they have to offer.
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1. Mercadona (our least favorite)
Mercadona is one of the most popular supermarket chains in Spain with over 1,600 stores located throughout the country. They offer a wide range of products at very competitive prices. their produce is always fresh and they have a wide variety of international food items. Their fruit and vegetable section does not have anything organic and most products come raped in some form of plastic. There is also quite a controversy online about how their meat products are 50% real meat and 50% flower and soy among others.
Lidl is a German-based supermarket chain that has been rapidly expanding in recent years. They now have over 10,000 stores located in over 30 countries. In Spain, they have over 600 stores and counting. They are well-known for their low prices and good quality products.
Carrefour is a French-based supermarket chain that is also expanding rapidly throughout Europe and the rest of the world. In Spain, they have over 400 stores. They offer a wide range of products at very competitive prices. Their produce is always fresh and they have a wide variety of international food items. Depending on whether or not is a supermarket or “hypermarket” they tend to have some decent organic fruits and vegetables, but they are not consistent so don’t expect always to be able to find your organic tomato’s blueberries and strawberries among others.
Supercor is a supermarket chain belonging to the El Corte Inglés group. They differ from other supermarket chains in that they tend to have a larger area and a greater variety of products specially fruits and vegetables.
Fun tip: Their “Jamon Crudo” is very good!
In Supercor you can mainly find food, perfumery, and drugstore products, although depending on their size you can also find products from other sections such as stationery, clothing, gardening, photography, kitchenware, and more. As of March 2020, it also sells household appliances and electronics such as consoles or mobile phones in its Supercor supermarkets.
El Corte Ingles is a Spanish-based department store chain that also operates a chain of supermarkets under the same name. In Spain, they have over 100 stores located throughout the country. They offer a wide range of products at very competitive prices with fresh produce and a wide variety of international food items available.
Looking for Baby Friendly Supermarkets in Malaga?
If you are traveling to Malaga with an infant, you may be wondering where you can find quality baby products at a reasonable price. Here are some of the best baby friendly supermarkets in Malaga that will have everything you need to keep your little one happy and healthy.
Supermercado Mercadona is one of the largest supermarket chains in Spain, and it has a wide selection of baby products. You can find everything from diapers and wipes to baby food and formula. The prices are very reasonable, and the quality of the products is excellent. Mercadona also has a loyalty program where you can earn points on every purchase that can be redeemed for discounts on future purchases.
Hiperdino Express is another large supermarket chain in Spain that has a great selection of baby products. The prices are slightly higher than Mercadona, but the quality of the products is also excellent. Hiperdino also has a loyalty program where you can earn points on every purchase that can be redeemed for discounts on future purchases.
Lidl is a discount supermarket chain that also has a good selection of baby products. The prices are very reasonable, and the quality of the products is good. Lidl does not have a loyalty program, but they do have weekly specials where you can save even more money on your purchase.
These are just a few of the many great options for baby friendly supermarkets in Malaga. When choosing a supermarket, consider your budget and what type of products you need to purchase. If you want the best selection and prices, Mercadona and Hiperdino Express are great choices. If you are looking to save even more money, Lidl is a great option. Whatever supermarket you choose, you will be sure to find everything you need to keep your little one happy and healthy while you are in Malaga.