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New Mercasa Chair

Eduardo Ameijide y Montenegro has been the new chair of Mercasa since 30 January, after taking over from Ignacio Cruz Roche.

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Strategic Customer Management Course

Around 30 company and marketing managers from firms inside and outside Mercabarna attended a course entitled “Strategic Customer Management” organised by the Barcelona Food Cluster Association and held on 13 March.

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New Business Opportunities in the Foodservice Sector

The Barcelona Food Cluster Association and ACC1Ó (the Government of Catalonia’s Competitiveness for Catalonia agency) organised the first foodservice sector Strategic Immersion Congress, held in Món Sant Benet (Bages) on 21 and 22 February.

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Mercachef: New e-Commerce Platform for the Wholesale Sector

The national wholesale market company Mercasa came to Mercabarna on 19 January to present a pioneering initiative to boost sector sales. The initiative is Mercachef, an e-commerce platform for the companies in the 23 wholesale markets in Spain. Wholesale companies that register for the platform can use it to sell their products to restaurant-sector professionals and retail traders.

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Mercabarna Replaces Analogue Landline with Digital Phones

1 March is the date chosen for disconnecting the analogue landline system at Mercabarna. This means that, from that date on, the 550 businesses which form part of the closed user group in the Mercabarna telecommunications network, operated by Orange, will no longer be able to use their analogue phones and will only be able to use the digital units that have been installed in business premises since May.

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Acknowledgement of the Career of Víctor Trigueros

Representatives of the national beef pricing board, which includes Mercolleida, the Talavera de la Reina meat exchange and Mercabarna, paid tribute to Víctor Trigueros, who recently retired from the Mercabarna Slaughterhouse management team after 21 years, thanking him for his collaboration with and contribution to the price-setting board over the years.

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