MERCASA provides a public service to the whole food supply chain, especially in the wholesale fresh food industry, through the Mercas network, but also for the agrarian and fish production, making possible the wholesale commercialization coming from the sources, all kinds of retail commerce, the independent or organized hotel and catering businesses, and the social catering companies.
MERCASA has promoted and manages, together with the corresponding city councils, the Mercas network, which is made up by 24 food units, large facilities for wholesale distribution and logistical services, which cover all of Spain.
At the facilities of the Mercas network operate more than 3,250 wholesale and service companies, which sell every year more than 8 Million tons of fresh food, fruit and vegetables, fish, seafood and meat, which amounts to around 50% of all the consumption of these products in Spain, with a value of more than 14,000 Million Euros, about 1.3% of Spain’s GDP.
MERCASA and the Mercas Network keep a strong commitment for aligning all their service and management strategies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations and of the Agenda 2030 promoted by the Spanish Government.
To that end, MERCASA and the Mercas network carry out Corporate Social Responsibility actions, and take part in all the initiatives from their environment linked to sustainability, technological innovation, healthy food and reduction of food waste, among other factors.