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Italy- based cooperative Conad acquired almost all assets from Auchan in Italy. It obtained 1,600 stores; which included hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores and 18,000 employees. The acquisition will be completed by the end of July. Conad said it aims to complete the integration by the end of 2021.  

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Italy-based cooperative Conad has reported full year results for the year ending 31 December, noting turnover rose 3.5% to €13.5bn. It said the EBITDA for it and its seven cooperative members rose 2.1% to €420.9m in 2018, up from €412.1m in 2017. Positive performance continues into 2019 The 2018 results are broadly in line with those reported by four of Conad’s cooperatives, which have an...
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...
France-based Auchan has signed an agreement to sell ‘ almost all [its] activities ’ in Italy to Conad. The acquisition of Auchan’s operations in the country will lead to the cooperative becoming the market leader. Sale to require agreement of Italy competition authority No financial details were released as part of the announcement, with an Auchan spokesperson being quoted as saying, separa...

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