Italy 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...
15 September 2020
As Carrefour continues to drive change across its operations in Europe, we round up developments from France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, and Spain. Carrefour France enjoyed a good summer In an interview with local trade publication LSA, the managing director of Carrefour France, Rami Baitiéh, discussed the retailer’s performance over summer 2020, given the challenging operating environment. Ba...
06 August 2020
In its Q3 2019/20 results, Metro reported a 17.5% decrease in like-for-like (LFL) sales, compared to the previous year, driven by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its negative impacts on the hospitality sector. However, as of July this year, Metro noted that sales had recovered to the previous year’s level in its Hotels, restaurants and catering (HoReCa) division. Germany: like-for-like...
03 August 2020
We look at the latest developments and news from Lidl in the US, Italy and other European countries. US: Chairman Roman Heini exits Lidl US Chairman Roman Heini took the decision to leave the company to “pursue other professional interests and spend more time with his family” as reported by website Supermarket News. Before joining Lidl US in October 2018, Heini worked for 18 years at Aldi, ...
30 July 2020
Carrefour reported Q2 results as like-for-like (LFL) sales increased by 6.3%. The strong results were driven by the good performance and omnichannel strategy in most markets including Spain, Belgium and Brazil. Q2: atypical activity due to COVID-19, convenience +19.0% LFL The multi format and omnichannel model confirmed its resilience and adaptation to the various shopper needs during the d...
23 July 2020
Carrefour Italia has appointed a new executive director, Christophe Rabatel, who was the former executive director of Carrefour Poland. Meanwhile, Gruppo PAM reveals it has partnered with RetailPro to launch the PAM banner in the Campania region. Separately, Lidl Italia reveals its investment plans, while reinforcing its three of its strategic pillars. Carrefour Italia appoints new director ...
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...
22 June 2020
Italy-based Conad has announced strong 2019 sales results, which has seen it achieve a turnover of €14.2 bn. Francesco Pugliese, Conad’s CEO highlights the position the cooperative is in with a challenging economic outlook ahead for the country. Separately, Conad has opened more Spazio Conad stores and plans to continue expanding the banner during 2020.   Exceeding turnover expectations Con...
11 June 2020
Netherland-based Picnic has increased its minimum order size, to support its efficient service, while Germany’s Getnow has extended its service to include parcel delivery. Meanwhile, competition in local markets is increasing, with new online supermarkets launching in Portugal, called 360 Hyper, and in Italy, under the Macai brand. 360 Hyper launches in Portugal 360 Hyper has launched in Gr...
08 June 2020
SPAR Sri Lanka announced an expansion for its online channel, introducing 14 new delivery locations across Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, SPAR Austria has introduced sustainable packaging to selected private label products. Separately, SPAR Hungary has launched sustainable products at 34 INTERSPAR hypermarkets, as well as its online channel. Finally, SPAR Italy confirms it has completed the acquisition...