Italy news

06 October 2021
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...
14 September 2021
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...
09 September 2021
Selex has increased its online sales in H1 2021 and Conad has launched a new, urban format in Milan. Separately, Lidl has expanded its climate neutral range, aiming to increase its positive effect on climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity and resources. Selex online channel grows by 45% Selex has seen sales through its online channel increase by 45% in the first six months of...
02 September 2021
Italy-based Esselunga announced it aims to plant three million trees by 2030, to showcase its renewed commitment to the environment. Meanwhile, Portugal-based Pingo Doce is encouraging shoppers to bring their own containers to stores and, on 2 August 2021, Lidl added eco-score labels on approximately 100 products. Esselunga set to plant 3m trees by 2030 Esselunga has revealed plans to plant...
24 August 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. However, short-term demands are coming increasingly into focus as retailers look to keep the new shoppers they gained during the pandemic. In this article we look at three schemes that standout and where programmes could go in future. Loyalty sc...
12 August 2021
The French multinational retailer is planning to sell its Taiwan business, which is valued at US$1.9 bn. It might consider selling its operations in Poland, Italy, and Argentina as well. The sale is to kick off after the summer According to a report from Reuters, Carrefour has hired Morgan Stanley to run the sale, which is to commence after the summer. Carrefour has approached several poten...
29 July 2021
Metro Group has published Q3 results and announced it has raised its outlook for sales and EBITDA for its 2020/21 financial year due to ‘ better than expected business development since the easing of restrictions ’. Like-for-like sales up by 15% in Q3… Metro reported total sales were up by 12.2% to €6.2 bn, while sales in local currency and like-for-like terms rose by 15.4% and 15.0% respec...
29 July 2021
Carrefour has announced Q2 and H1 results showing continued strength in several markets, especially France. At a group level, Q2 showed a sequential slowdown on Q1’s performance but was against a high comparable base in 2020. In H1 the retailer said like-for-like sales rose 3.9% to €38.3 bn. H1 highlights In the first half of its 2021 financial year, Carrefour noted several positive develop...
12 July 2021
Coop Italia has announced half its cooperatives saw increased sales in 2020. Coop Italia’s individual cooperatives Coop Italia comprises of: Unicoop Firenze Coop Alleanza 3.0 Novacoop Coop Liguria Coop Lombardia Coop Centro Italia Unicoop Tirreno Coop Italia’s results breakdown Coop Lombardia reported growth of 9.3%, generating sales of €1.05 bn in 2020. The ...
09 July 2021
Gruppo VéGé is set to expand its network in northern Italy, in partnership with DADO SpA, while Famila has also declared it plans to expand its network in 2021 too. Additionally, SPAR Italy has revealed four new store launches, which focus on a local and sustainability approach. Gruppo VéGé collaborates with DADO SpA   Gruppo VéGé plans to continue to expand its network in northern Italy. T...