Spanish retailer El Corte Ingles is to join buying alliance AMS Sourcing.

The retailer will join Netherlands-based AMS from 1 January, it announced today (31 July).

Bert Swartsenburg, AMS managing director, said: “We are more than happy to welcome El Corte Inglés into our buying alliance. Their extra buying volume, unique knowledge and expertise in both food- and non food retailing and sourcing will be of great mutual value for AMS and its members.”

AMS members include Ahold, Belgian retailer Delhaize and Portugal’s Jeronimo Martins.