Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Madeira Island

Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Madeira Island

During your stay in the Archipelago of Madeira, you will have a wide choice of places where you can do your shopping. There are many supermarkets, markets and fairs. Regarding supermarkets there are 4 major brands in Madeira and Porto Santo, namely Sá, Pingo Doce, Continente and Zarco (Porto Santo). Supermarks can be found all over the Archipelago and serves the majority of Madeiran people and tourits. Here you can find a wide variety of food and household merchandise, which are organized into departments. Supermarkets are bigger than grocery stores and smaller than hypermarkets. Supermarkets typically comprises meat, fresh produce, dairy, pharmacy products, alcohol (where permitted), medicine and clothes. These places are supplied by the distribution centres of their parent companies. In rural areas, there are many groceries stores, primarily for the retailing of food. Here, the grocer (the owner of the grocery store) stocks different kinds of foods from many places and cultures and sells them directly to customers (mainly locals).

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