Coop Italia news

28 September 2020
As Crai plans to continue its expansion plans throughout 2020 as Carrefour and Decathlon launch a partnership to offer shoppers more sport and well-being products in Milan and Esselunga releases H1 results, we round up news from the market. Esselunga sees sales advance slightly in H1 Esselunga said sales rose 0.9% to €4.06 bn in the first half of the financial year, helped by the opening of...
13 July 2020
Carrefour Italia has introduced a dedicated section for organic products and plans to continue launching eco-friendly products. Meanwhile, Coop Italia plans to continue to invest as it looks to improve its customer support measures during the coronavirus pandemic. Finally, one of Conad’s cooperatives set out its €350m investment plan alongside its FY 2019 results. Carrefour Italia introduce bi...
21 May 2020
Coop Italia has announced an increase in sales and has introduced new social distancing measures. Separately, DESPAR Italy has launched an education programme aimed at supporting a healthy lifestyle for children. Furthermore, it also revealed a turnover of €3.6 bn in 2019.  Coop Italia reveals increased sales during coronavirus period Driven by additional spending because of the coronavirus...
12 February 2020
Coop Italia is trialing new technology for product transparency. Collaborating to drive pace of innovation Coop Italia is partnering with tech start-ups to increase the pace and scope of its innovation. Most notably, this has been through its ‘supermarket of the future’ store. This offers an inventive shopping experience with interactive tables and real-time data screens providing product i...
28 January 2020
Walmart Canada has introduced a new range of private label products from Coop Italia, Italy’s second largest food retailer. Fior Fiore range showcases Italian food heritage Through the partnership, new products have been added to Walmart Canada’s core grocery categories including pasta and pasta sauces. Sold under the Fior Fiore brand, the wider range consists of over 400 products, develope...
20 December 2019
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...
12 November 2019
Francesco Pugliese Conad’s CEO has stated the takeover of Auchan Italia has been more complicated than expected. Meanwhile, on the 1 January 2020 Bennet partners with the VéGé Group. Separately, the Coop and IBM alliance has launched a ‘call of ideas’ initiative. Conad’s acquisition of Auchan Italia Conad’s acquisition of Auchan Italia has been more complicated than Conad originally planned...
25 July 2019
As Auchan sells its final stores to the Arena Group, UniCoop Tirreno launch online and SPAR reveals 2019 investment plans, we round up news from the region. Auchan selling its final stores in Italy Auchan has sold the last remaining 33 stores to the Arena Group. The latter has sold 14 Simply stores to Crai.  The Arena Group confirmed most stores will not be closed and will continue for the ...
26 June 2019
As Conad, its cooperatives, VéGé Group and Coop announce full year results for 2018 and Selex sets out plans to grow its private label sales, we round up news from the country. Conad rationalises number of operational units… Conad has begun the process of combining some cooperatives into focused territorial platforms, a step it announced in December 2018 . The initiative is aimed at incr...
18 December 2018
As Nova Coop and Esselunga open new superstores and Crai and Distribuzione Italiana (D.IT) create a new retail distribution group, we round up news from the country. Nova Coop launches new superstore Nova Coop, which operates stores under the Coop banner in Italy’s north-west, has opened a new 3,500 sq. m superstore on Turin’s Via Botticelli. The store has been updated to “offer consumers ...