Update 12 September: Apologies. This new cash and carry is for trade, wholesale, and although I don’t have details it seems that people will need some sort of proof that they’re a business. I don’t really understand the big PR event if it’s not open to the public, but I’m sure it will be useful to many local businesses who might welcome an alternative to the existing outlets like Makro.
I’ll try and find out more about how one can register to shop there and update when I have the information. Meanwhile, I’m sorry for raising everyone’s hopes!
Original post 11 September: As of yesterday, there is a new cash and carry in Adeje. Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga was there for the inauguration, along with regional minister for employment, industry and commerce Francisca Luengo, Cabildo vice-president and councillor Efraín Medina, and more than 300 invited guests including business representatives, suppliers and clients. The new Grupo Miquel Cash and Carry is the low white building between Hipertrebol and the BP petrol station/Wok Chinese restaurant on the road parallel to the TF1 just by the main Adeje roundabout. This major chain of Spanish stores sell a vast range of goods, from food to electrical, bathroom and cosmetics, drinks, frozen goods, as well as a large range of quality own-brand items.
Grupo Miguel’s entry into the Tenerife market involves an investment of up to €29m and the creation of 158 jobs. Efraín Medina said he was very pleased to see the company setting up shop in the island: “this is a reason to celebrate, and our common objective is to generate economic development and the Tenerife Cabildo is delighted to invite all of you to work together with us to achieve this”. Adeje mayor Fragoa said that the presence of the Grupo Miquel would improve the network of services available in the borough which welcomes almost 2 million tourists a year, and congratulated the group for their inclusion of many Canarian products on the shelves – some 2,500 of the 9,000 9,000 products on sale are Canarian.