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Italian retailers continue to expand their presence in the market. Codè Crai Ovest is investing to expand its network by 30 stores in early 2022, while ESD Italia is planning to invest €600m to grow its network and Gruppo VéGé has expanded its network by the return of the Coal group to its alliance. Finally, Glovo has partnered with SPAR Italia’s regional operator Maiora to offer shoppers a quick commerce service.

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After Carrefour reported third quarter sales rose 4.0% to €20.5 bn, with like-for-like sales up by 0.8%, we look at five key takeaways from the results announcement. 1. Operations in France continue to gain share In its home market, on a two-year basis, Carrefour’s total sales were up by 3.5% in the third quarter, driven by the performance of its supermarkets, convenience stores and grocery...
As Carrefour’s operations in France and Italy look to win with shoppers, we round up news from the two countries. Carrefour launches personalised shopping service in France Carrefour is to trial a new personalised shopper home delivery service under the OK Market! brand from four stores across Paris and Lyon. The service will enable shoppers to buy from a range of 20,000 SKUs and see a ‘per...
Europe’s largest retailer is accelerating its sustainable transformation. While many of the developments are not unique in the retail industry, the size and scale of Lidl means these solutions could contribute to make it a leader in Europe in terms of sustainability. We look at some of its latest developments in the region. Tighter plastic reduction targets through Reset Plastic strategy In...

Presentations

23/11/2021
An in-depth review of the retailer's current and future performance, including an update on its strategic priorities and what this means for suppliers.
06/09/2021
As competition and low levels of volume and value growth continue to affect markets in Europe, buying groups like AMS, Coopernic and EMD are becoming increasingly strategic for retailers looking to drive efficiencies throughout their businesses. Following several changes in 2021, in this insight presentation we provide an overview of the key groups, their members and their size.
24/08/2021
After a period of comparative inactivity, loyalty programmes are coming back into focus as retailers look to collect data to support long-term growth.

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Italy country presentation

This guide to Italy explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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