Esselunga news

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...
14 September 2018
Italy-based Esselunga has partnered with Google Assistant to help its customers create shopping lists using voice technology. The retailer has described the move as an “important step in making shopping, both in-store and online, more practical, fast and personalised” . The service responds to voice commands Esselunga customers can now use simple voice commands to create shopping lists ...
10 July 2018
As Gruppo Selex discusses its 2017 performance and investment plans for 2018, Eurospin investigates a market entry and Conad looks to grow vegetables in-store, we round up news from Italy. Selex to continue investment after strong 2017 After reporting its turnover rose 4.1% to €10.5 bn in 2017, versus market growth of about 2.6%, Gruppo Selex has said it will sustain its investment programm...