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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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Wholesalers’ Association Establishes Purchaser’s Card

The Fish Wholesalers’ Business Association (GMP) has implemented an initiative to modernise the sales process between wholesalers and retailers. The initiative has seen the creation of a purchaser’s card, a document which will be required from now on when buying products at any of the Central Fish Market businesses.

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Mercabarna Telecommunications Network Expands to Mercapalma

Mercapalma will become the first municipal wholesale market in Spain to implement the same telecommunications model as Mercabarna. This means that businesses at the Balearic food estate will form part of the closed user group of the Mercabarna telecommunications network (operated by Orange) and enjoy the same rates, provisions and advantages on mobile- and landline-telephone and Internet services (cost reductions, advanced telecommunications services, fewer breakdowns, etc.).

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Mercabarna to Take Part in Alimentaria 2012

A new Alimentaria trade fair, the international reference point for professionals in the food and beverage distribution industry, will be held at the Gran Via site of Fira de Barcelona from 26 to 29 March.

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Top-Range Market Produce Prices Fall

Within the group of Central Fish Market products considered top-range, i.e., those that sell for more than €15/kg, it has been found that more of them have seen their prices fall than rise so far this year.

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Sònia Recasens, New Chair of Mercabarna

Sònia Recasens was appointed the new chair of Mercabarna at the company’s Board of Directors meeting on 3 November. Ms Recasens, who succeeds Jordi William Carnes, is the deputy mayor of Barcelona for Economics, Enterprise and Employment.

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