Os Mosqueteiros – the group that owns the Intermarché, Bricomarché and Roady brands in Portugal – donated €500,000 to the national health system (SNS) “to help equip public hospitals with the necessary medical equipment to face the coronavirus”.
“When the pandemic arrived in Portugal, we felt we had to help those on the frontline of this battle,” said Pedro Subtil, administrator of the group in Portugal.
Intermarché and Bricomarché stores have also started selling face masks, disinfectant gel, gloves and visors “without making a profit”.
“For life to return to ‘normal’, we need to provide our customers with what they need to do so safely,” said Subtil, adding that the group is “simply an intermediary between the suppliers and the population”.
“Our mission is to serve the community as best as we can. The well-being of our clients is a priority and that is why we have adapted our stores according to health authority guidelines,” he added.