The stores were closed as a result of the storm Filomena which hit the Iberian Peninsula in the last few days.

Activity at the stores has now resumed as the locations look to ‘serve the population’ following the aftermath of the storm. The group’s stores will operate on a special schedule with El Corte Ingles and Sfera establishments open between 12pm and 7pm and Supercor Supermarkets operating between 10am to 7pm.

The company comments in a statement: “This measure is intended to prioritise the safety of both employees and customers who visit the stores. The El Corte Ingles group maintains its vocation of service to the population by intensifying its efforts to be close to society.”