Italy news

17 January 2020
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. Conad’s latest developments The retailer has rebranded 27 Auchan hy...
23 December 2019
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,...
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...
16 December 2019
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...
09 December 2019
SPAR Switzerland has partnered with the food rescue app, Too Good To Go. Meanwhile, the SPAR partner for the Northeast of Italy and Emilia-Romagna region, Aspiag Service, has opened two new stores in Verona and Padua. Switzerland: partners with Too Good To Go In Switzerland, SPAR has joined the Too Good To Go platform to help reduce its food waste. In partnership with the app, 55 SPAR store...
06 December 2019
Italy-based Selex has predicted a positive turnover of €11 bn for 2019. The retailer alliance also discussed how the market is unpredictable. Furthermore, the group has highlighted ambitious 2020 goals as its members look to continue their expansion plans.   Sales performance The Selex Group has announced its turnover is estimated to be €11 bn in 2019, an increase of 4.2% compared to 2018. ...
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...
04 November 2019
As part of its aim to create an omnichannel universe of reference, Carrefour is investing heavily in its ecommerce and digital channels. As part of this it is looking to encourage further shoppers online and drive growth in specific categories. We round up developments from the retailer as it looks to meet this aim across its operations in Europe. Carrefour to take advantage of Singles Day ...
29 October 2019
Gruppo 3A partners with Despar Italia to expand its operational plans. Separately, Carrefour partners with Coldiretti to promote 100% Italian products in Italy and internationally. Meanwhile, Supermercato24 acquires Poland-based Szopi to accelerate its regional expansion strategy. Gruppo 3A partners with Despar Italia From 1 January 2020 Gruppo 3A will partner with Despar Italia. The partne...
11 October 2019
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. The merger The merger will be operational from 1 January 2020. The merged cooperative has be...