Intermarché Alvor is officially opening its doors to the public today (December 30).
The store is located in the Alvor area of Marachique and represents a €701,000 investment.
Intermarché supermarkets operate under the Os Mosqueteiros Group.
Featuring solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations, Intermarché Alvor wants to stand out for being an environmentally responsible business.
“It is with enormous pride that, on December 30, we open Intermarché Alvor,” say store owners Anne and Franck Saintemarie. “It is our commitment, along with Os Mosqueteiros Group, to provide the best services and products, at the best prices, for the local community. This store is proof of our hard work.”
The opening of Intermarché Alvor has created 80 jobs, which store owners believe are an important way of “supporting the local economy”.
“The creation of these jobs makes us very proud because of the positive impact they have on the local economy. Our investment in sustainable options is also another important aspect. We have installed solar panels and charging stations for electric vehicles. These are features that are in line with the objectives of the Intermarché brand and Os Mosqueteiros Group,” said Anne Saintemarie.
Boasting an extensive range of fresh produce and prepared meals every day, Intermarché Alvor provides customers with “variety and high-quality, freshly-made products, from meat and fish meals, cakes and wraps, to sushi, pizzas, salads and desserts, all prepared on the spot”.
In support of small businesses, a space has been created near the cash registers, which can be booked for free by local artisans and small business owners, where they will be able to showcase their products throughout the year.
Says a statement by Os Mosqueteiros Group: “By supporting local, small businesses, we give back to the region that has welcomed us.”
Celebrations to mark the opening of the Alvor store will continue until January 5, 2022. Today (December 30), customers will benefit from 50% discount on all store items upon presentation of the ‘Cartão Poupança’. “Thus, for every €50 spent, customers will get €25 to spend between January 28 and 30, 2022.
Intermarché Alvor is the 258th store to open in Portugal by Os Mosqueteiros Group. Its inauguration is proof of the supermarket chain’s “strong desire to expand and grow in the country, and develop a closer relationship with customers”.
The store is open every day from 8.30am to 9pm, and includes a bakery and pastry shop, a café, a restaurant, a pharmacy and a fuel station.