Esselunga news

26 March 2020
We look at how retailers across Italy are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to products as they respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to update this article with the latest measures. Pam Panorama Pam has pledged to helping its shoppers comply to guidelines set by the government. The following measures are being outlined in-store: Priority t...
04 March 2020
Italy-based Esselunga announced strong sales growth of 2.9% in 2019, taking its turnover to €8.1 bn. The growth came despite tough trading conditions in the Italian market. Meanwhile, the retailer has confirmed plans to continue its expansion in 2020 and 2021. Sales performance The retailer claims the increased sales are a direct impact of a few short-term investment plans including the gro...
17 January 2020
France-based Auchan exited the Italian market and sold 1,600 stores to Conad in 2019. This saw the latter implement a rebranding strategy. Meanwhile, Esselunga has purchased six Auchan stores from Conad in northern Italy, while we provide an overview of Conad’s developments since its acquisition of Auchan’s stores in Italy. Conad’s latest developments The retailer has rebranded 27 Auchan hy...
16 December 2019
Italy-based Esselunga has launched a new design for its superstore format in Brescia in November 2019. Meanwhile, in December 2019 the retailer launched an experimental store format as it looks to target shoppers in new ways. Esselunga opens a new superstore design… On 27 November Esselunga launched its new superstore format in Brescia. The superstore has an underground car park and is open...
09 July 2019
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.  Meanwhile, separately, Esselunga confirmed its fiscal 2018 results. It said sales had increased 2.1% to €7.9 bn, although profit decreased by 6.3% to €286.6m, from €305.8m. Updating on its performance, Ess...
26 April 2019
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...
23 January 2019
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...
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 ...
06 December 2018
As Coop Italia looks for new opportunities to export a private label range to Germany, Spanish start-up Glovo expands its delivery offer in Italy. Meanwhile, Esselunga enhances its shopper engagement by bringing augmented reality to stores through its app. Coop expands private label range to Germany Since 2015, Coop Italia has signed agreements with several retailers globally that has led t...
02 November 2018
Despite grocery ecommerce only just emerging in Italy, Esselunga is building its presence in the channel as it prepares for online buying moving into the mainstream. Service being extended to Rome Esselunga has extended its online shopping service, EsselungaCasa, which provides home delivery, to the country’s capital. Delivery, which costs €7.90, €6.90 for orders over €110, is made for th...