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Esselunga has announced Sami Kahale, formerly its general manager will be its new CEO by the end of the year. Kahale will take over from Carlo Salza, who will become the company's chairman. 

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As Esselunga strengthens its partnership with the Cerea family, Despar and Glovo announce plans to grow their presence in Italy and MD acquires stores, we round up news from the country. Despar to continue expansion in 2019 Distribuzione Moderna reports on Despar Italia’s 2018 results, where it said turnover grew 3.5% to €3.5bn. Its turnover growth was supported by the opening of 29 new sto...
Italy-based Esselunga has reported its sales rose 2.1% to €7.9bn. The retailer said that the results had been underpinned by keeping prices constant, with no price inflation, therefore, being seen for its shoppers. Price investment key to growth The rise in sales was spotlighted as part of a release from the Board. The retailer said the positive sales growth came despite a fall in consumpti...
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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