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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. 

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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...
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...
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...

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