in the Spanish market
Our origins date back to 1925, with the opening of our first establishment. A trajectory of 96 years in the wholesale distribution sector which demonstrates our experience in the industry and our knowledge of our customers’ needs.
We have been growing constantly, now with 70 cash & carry centres, 21 GMOil petrol stations and a network of more than 800 franchised supermarkets under the SUMA, Proxim and Spar brands (the latter only in Barcelona and Girona).
Opening of the group’s first supermarket.
Pioneers of the cash & carry model in Spain, opening the first 1,000m² GMcash centre in Figueres (Gerona).
Our own-brand GOURMET is created.
The company Agrupación Comercial is acquired. Based in Tortosa (Tarragona) and with a network of 150 supermarkets in the regions of Catalonia and Valencia.
Our franchised supermarket brand SUMA was created in May of this year.
Acquisition of the assets of Burgos Dilcasa, which incorporates 5 cash & carries to the GMcash brand and the wholesale network.
One of the most important acquisitions to date, Puntocash, Carrefour's cash & carry subsidiary, with 29 centres.
Creation of the Export and GM Food Service divisions. Thanks to them, we have boosted our international business leading us to operate in more than 40 countries and offer a service focused on the organised catering industry.
This same year, the company becomes a partner in Euromadi Ibérica SA.
We join the multinational group Bright Food, based in Shanghai and leader in the food industry, which belongs to the government of the People's Republic of China.
Creation of our subsidiary in China, MIC Food Trading, which has reinforced our export division and positioned us as a leading platform for the commercialisation of Spanish and European products in the Asian market.
A turning point for our company. We changed our corporate identity to General Markets Food Iberica in a bid to increase internationalisation and consolidate our project to position ourselves as leaders in the HORECA market, which is reaffirmed with the inauguration of our 21,000m² logistics platform in Torrejón de Ardoz.