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SMU Successfully Places Bonds in Local Market for UF 2,000,000

SMU S.A. successfully placed bonds in the local market for a total of UF 2,000,000 (approximately CLP 75 billion or USD 80 million) at an annual interest rate of 4.14%, representing a spread of 124 basis points over the reference rate, with demand reaching twice the amount issued.

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Unimarc Launches First Tiered Loyalty Program in the Supermarket Industry

This new tiered program will allow members of Club Unimarc to enjoy exclusive offers and discounts based on their membership level.

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Unimarc Opens a New Supermarket in Renca

The new store is the second opening this year. With this launch, Unimarc reaches its 292nd store, solidifying its presence in the community.

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Municipalidad de Temuco and Unimarc Implement "Hora Silenciosa" to Support Individuals with Autism

The initiative aims to create a positive shopping experience for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and raise awareness to foster a more inclusive society.

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SMU Highlights Key Environmental Management Initiatives

The company has made significant strides in recycling, food waste reduction, and energy efficiency.

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2024-04-25Unimarc and INDAP Strengthen Alliance to Support Small Farmers

The agreement, initiated in 2012, enabled small farmers to market their fruits and vegetables in Unimarc stores.During 2023, Unimarc's purchases from INDAP farmers amounted to 1.25 billion pesos.

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2024-05-23Unimarc and Chile Rugby Announce Partnership to Promote Rugby Across the Country

The supermarket chain will support both the men’s and women’s Chilean rugby teams, as well as the Selknam Rugby team, in their upcoming sports challenges.

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SMU Maintains EBITDA at Previous Year's Levels, Reaching CLP 67.132 Billion

Quarterly revenues grew by 1% compared to the same period in 2023. The EBITDA margin reaches 9.4%, well above the expected level.

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Annual shareholders' meeting of SMU elects new board of directors for the 2024-2026 period.

During the meeting, all matters proposed to the shareholders were approved, including the appointment of external auditors and risk rating agencies, the payment of the final dividend, and the approval of the financial statements and integrated report for the year 2023, as well as the election of the new board of directors of the company.

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Unimarc opens a new supermarket in Huachalalume, Coquimbo region.

The new store is the first opening of the year 2024. With this opening, Unimarc consolidates its presence with 23 operational stores in the region.

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SMU participates in the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development

The supermarket chain was part of the conversation panel at the parallel event "Role of the Company and the Private Sector in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," organized by IST. The chair of the board, Pilar Dañobeitía, received recognition for her contribution to SDG 5 Gender Equality.

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SMU Receives ISO 50.001 Certification for Implementation of Energy Management System

This certification recognizes companies that are able to measure their energy consumption and improve it through measures aimed at efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Among the company's goals are the signing of renewable electricity supply contracts for 40% of consumption in Chile and an 8% reduction in energy expenditure per square meter by 2025.

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Cero desechos: SMU's Strategy to Reduce Over 19 Thousand Tons of Food Waste

With the aim of minimizing food waste as much as possible, the company has developed initiatives that have so far allowed it to rescue more than 19,000 tons of food, impacting thousands of people.

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2024-03-28División Logística

SernamEG awards Equality-Conciliation Seal to SMU's Lo Aguirre Distribution Center

The governmental recognition is granted to all organizations or facilities that have implemented measures to eliminate gender inequities, gaps, and barriers in employment..

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2024-03-21Mayorista 10

Mayorista 10 enables special hours for individuals with ASD

TEAcompañamos is the name of the initiative through which M10 joins the mission of creating a more inclusive society by offering a positive shopping experience for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through a special schedule where store conditions are adapted.

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2024-03-08División Logística

SMU and its subsidiaries consolidate their commitment to gender equity

Last year, SMU, the parent company of Unimarc, Alvi, Mayorista 10, and Super 10, achieved certification in NCh:3262 for Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance, becoming the first supermarket chain to obtain it...

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SMU announces the opening of the first Alvi and Unimarc supermarkets located in former Montserrat premises

In this way, the initial kickoff is given to the leasing plan for 21 commercial premises located in the Metropolitan and Valparaíso regions that belonged to that chain...

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2023-12-01Unimarc, Alvi, S10

SMU closes the year with the opening of three new stores in Estación Central, Independencia and Quilicura, exceeding its goal for 2023.

In recent weeks the company also opened two other Unimarcs, an Alvi and a Super 10, ending 2023 with 13 new openings in its different formats, a number higher than the 12 it had planned...

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2023-10-25Club Unimarc

Unimarc relaunches its loyalty club with discounts on airfare, restaurants and much more

The SMU subsidiary supermarket chain strengthens its loyalty club under the name Club Unimarc, a proposal that delivers immediate benefits to all...

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SMU opens fifth Super 10 and marks the beginning of its 2023-25 omnichannel growth plan

With this new opening of its soft discount format, the supermarket continues to grow and innovate in the customer experience, through an offer of products...

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Alvi reinforces its presence in Santiago and opens a new store in Peñalolén

This is store number 33 of Alvi, a subsidiary of SMU with local coverage from the Coquimbo Region to Los Lagos. With...

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The commitment of the supermarket SMU to the promotion of a more sustainable diet

Through a strategy that combines the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables from local producers, the incorporation of innovative healthy products in its shelves...

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