Italy

  • Sainsbury’s raised eyebrows this morning with the announcement of its acquisition of the 64% stake HMV had in etailer and social media platform Anobii
    Analysis

    Analysis: What does Sainsbury’s e-book acquisition mean for the market?

    2012-06-12T13:31:00Z

    Sainsbury’s raised eyebrows this morning with the announcement of its acquisition of the 64% stake HMV had in etailer and social media platform Anobii.

  • Chinese clothing retailer Bosideng is to open its first store in the UK this summer
    News

    Chinese retailer Bosideng's first UK store set to open

    2012-05-29T08:43:00Z

    Chinese clothing retailer Bosideng is to open its first store in the UK this summer.

  • Ikea will be entering the crowded electronics market with its Uppleva brand
    Analysis

    Can Ikea change the face of consumer electronics?

    April 27 2012

    Ikea has surprised us all with its plans to launch a range of living room furniture with integrated consumer electronics.

  • News

    Amazon begins trial with Poste Italiane

    2012-03-22T07:00:00Z

    Amazon has begun a trial with the Italian postal service, Poste Italiane, to deliver goods from Amazon.it and accept credit card payments on delivery, it has been reported. As part of a test operating from 6,500 post offices, postal workers are being equipped with palm-sized card-reading devices. The pilot, ...

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    Mercadona considers international expansion

    2012-03-08T07:00:00Z

    Spanish grocer Mercadona could be about to start international expansion, beginning with Italy. The retailer is said to be negotiating the acquisition of a small chain in northern Italy of 30 to 40 stores. If successful, the deal will be announced this month. Mercadona started looking at a number of ...

  • Calzedonia
    News

    Calzedonia to expand across UK

    2011-12-02T17:31:00Z

    Hosiery and beachwear retailer Calzedonia is to expand across the UK as it signs for a store in The City of London.

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    Bernardo Caprotti steps down as chairman of Esselunga

    2011-10-17T07:00:00Z

    Bernardo Caprotti, founder and owner of supermarket chain Esselunga, has stepped down as chairman. Caprotti made the announcement himself and said the move will help the private chain “have a proper management”. He said that he will retain “an operating role” in human resources at Esselunga. Caprotti will also retain ...

  • Gap, Rome
    Photo gallery

    Gap, Via del Corso, Rome

    2011-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Gap understands the notion of what makes a flagship to judge from this 14,110 sq ft, two-floor branch that has just opened on Rome’s Via del Corso, one of the Eternal City’s principal shopping streets.

  • News

    Carrefour Italy inaugurates first Carrefour Planet hypermarket

    2011-07-27T11:09:00Z

    Carrefour in Italy has inaugurated its first Carrefour Planet hypermarket at Paderno Dugnano in Milan. The store covers an area of almost 140,000 sq ft and uses the concept already developed in France, Spain and Belgium. Together with lower prices, the new store features specialist offers organised by sector, ...

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    Rewe Group in negotiations with Conad

    2011-07-27T11:00:00Z

    German grocer Rewe Group is negotiating with Conad about the disposal of large parts of its loss-making Billa supermarket and superstore division in Italy. Besides Conad, Rewe Group’s partner in the Coopernic buying alliance Coop Italia is also reported to be interested in the 190-store network. Billa in Italy recorded ...