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France-based Auchan exited the Italian market and sold 1,600 stores to Conad in 2019. This saw the latter implement a rebranding strategy. Meanwhile, Esselunga has purchased six Auchan stores from Conad in northern Italy, while we provide an overview of Conad’s developments since its acquisition of Auchan’s stores in Italy.

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Italy-based Conad announced it generated an overall turnover of €14.3 bn in 2019, a 5.9% increase compared to 2018. Overall performance Conad’s managing director, Francesco Pugliese, stated the positive performance is a direct result of the cooperative’s entrepreneurial model and how it is investing in innovative initiatives and its brands.  Conad has increased its market share in Italy,...
Pam has introduced a new format store in Padua, called PamCity. Meanwhile, DESPAR revealed an increased turnover in 2019. Separately, SPAR Italy has applied a digital solution to help increase efficiency across the northeast of Italy. Finally, Carrefour has acquired 28 stores from Conad. Conad sells 28 Auchan stores to Carrefour Italia Carrefour Italia has purchased 28 Auchan stores in nort...
Italy-based Esselunga has launched a new design for its superstore format in Brescia in November 2019. Meanwhile, in December 2019 the retailer launched an experimental store format as it looks to target shoppers in new ways. Esselunga opens a new superstore design… On 27 November Esselunga launched its new superstore format in Brescia. The superstore has an underground car park and is open...

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