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Italy-based Pac 2000A and Conad Sicilia, two members of the Conad cooperative have announced they are to merge. Danilo Toppetti, Pac 2000A’s general manager, as covered by trade publication GDO Week, highlighted ways the market evolves and how the group needs to be ready for changing shopper trends.

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Italy-based Conad completed the acquisition of Auchan Italia in July 2019. Francesco Pugliese, Conad’s CEO states, as covered by trade publication GDO Week, the integration strategy for the 1,600 stores continues. Meanwhile, in separate reports, Todis has highlighted its successful performance.   Conad’s hypermarket strategy Francesco Pugliese stated the retailer is currently working on a s...
In an interview in Distribuzione Moderna, Etruria Retail’s managing director, Graziano Costantini, discussed why the organisation has aligned itself with Carrefour, following Auchan’s exit from the market. Etruria to benefit from alliance with Carrefour… Costantini highlighted that Etruria will benefit from its collaboration with Carrefour Italy through buying agreements, the brand recognit...
Amazon Prime members in Rome can now order from an expanded range of 12,000 products through its Prime Now service. A new fulfilment centre has been built, also extending the reach of the service. Service expansion Amazon has opened a new fulfilment centre in Rome Tiburtina area, allowing for significant expansion of the Prime Now service available for members in Rome. The new fulfilment ce...


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