Crai 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...
18 December 2018
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 ...
21 November 2018
We look at how Italy’s coalition government is set to impose a sugar tax, while retailers Selex and Conad are expanding their store networks and Crai signs a delivery service partnership. Italy to pass sugar tax The Italian government is in the process of introducing a sugar tax as an amendment to its 2019 budget. The amendment will be “aimed at drinks with high sugar content” and must be...
14 June 2018
As Crai and its affiliates launch new banners in the country, members of Conad set out their investment plans and Despar and Unes investigate private label opportunities, we round up news from the country. Leader Price launches in Italy… Crai, in conjunction with France-based Casino, has opened the first Leader Price stores in Italy, in Borgo Satollo, Como and Voghera. The three sites are p...
25 April 2018
As Crai and SPAR Italy announce results for 2017, two of Conad’s cooperatives announce expansion plans and Gruppo Pam acquires stores, we round up news from the country. Conad cooperatives set out 2018 expansion plans Two of Conad’s eight regional cooperatives have set out plans to open 58 stores in 2018. Conad Adriatico will invest €20m to open 36 stores, which will add 34,000 sq. m, which...
19 February 2018
As Leader Price Italy’s chief executive discusses the importance of the banner’s private labels ahead of its launch in the country, we look at how the ranges have boosted performance at Selex, Unes and Crai. Leader Price spotlights ‘low cost quality’ tag As part of an interview with Distribuzione Moderna, the chief executive of Leader Price Italy, Carlo Alberto Buttarelli, has discussed the...
06 November 2017
As Crai discusses its outlook for its turnover in 2017 and Sogegross, Coop Italia and Coop Alliance 3.0 look at their investment plans for the short term, we round up news from Italy. Crai forecasts sustained growth in 2017 Speaking at Il Sole 24 Ore's Consumer & Retail Summit Crai’s chief executive, Marco Bordoli, said the retailer was confident that 2017’s revenue growth will be similar t...
22 November 2016
As U2 relaunches its store on Amazon Prime Now and Eurospin opens a pop-up store, Gruppo Crai acquires Pellicano and a DESPAR partner evolves its app, we round up news from Italy. U2 relaunches on Amazon Prime Now After signing an agreement in July, U2 has reopened its store on Amazon Prime Now after initial analysis showed some ranges and products were underperforming online versus expect...
03 August 2016
Casino is set to open Leader Price stores in Italy, after its subsidiary Geimex entered into a joint venture partnership with Italian retail group CRAI. Making the most of CRAI's local knowledge The agreement will see Geimex, owner of the Leader Price brand outside France, grant CRAI the franchise to operate the discount format in Italy. The first stores should open in H1 2017. Casino is...
03 February 2016
Italian retailer Crai has revealed a 13% increase in turnover for 2015. Teamwork was key to performance Chief executive of Crai, Marco Bordoli, said the retailer's commitment over 2015 had paid off with a satisfactory performance from its stores in a competitive and economically challenging environment. Crai added 243 new stores and 107 drugstores in 2015.  Plans to strengthen brand i...