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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.

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As Auchan sells its final stores to the Arena Group, UniCoop Tirreno launch online and SPAR reveals 2019 investment plans, we round up news from the region. Auchan selling its final stores in Italy Auchan has sold the last remaining 33 stores to the Arena Group. The latter has sold 14 Simply stores to Crai.  The Arena Group confirmed most stores will not be closed and will continue for the ...
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...
As Nova Coop and Esselunga open new superstores and Crai and Distribuzione Italiana (D.IT) create a new retail distribution group, we round up news from the country. Nova Coop launches new superstore Nova Coop, which operates stores under the Coop banner in Italy’s north-west, has opened a new 3,500 sq. m superstore on Turin’s Via Botticelli. The store has been updated to “offer consumers ...

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