Esselunga news

04 January 2022
What are Italian retailers doing to stay ahead as they participate in a highly competitive and complex market? Esselunga launched an experimental store concept to increase its Elisenda pastry and bakery range. Separately, Conad announced its investment plans to 2023, while Gruppo Végé set out its plans to extend its store network by 131 stores by the end of 2022. Esselunga experiments with temp...
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...
28 September 2020
As Crai plans to continue its expansion plans throughout 2020 as Carrefour and Decathlon launch a partnership to offer shoppers more sport and well-being products in Milan and Esselunga releases H1 results, we round up news from the market. Esselunga sees sales advance slightly in H1 Esselunga said sales rose 0.9% to €4.06 bn in the first half of the financial year, helped by the opening of...
27 May 2020
Italy-based Esselunga has announced plans to expand its La Esse proximity format. Separately, it has introduced strategies to support suppliers and shoppers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   Expanding La Esse stores Esselunga revealed it intends to expand its La Esse banner after launching the first proximity store in November 2019. The retailer plans to open its La Esse ba...
15 April 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. Technological developments Retailers understand queuing outside and inside stores is increasing shoppers’ exposure to coronavirus. The Italian government has launche...
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...