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  • Dixons completes deal to merge Italian arm

    Dixons completes deal to merge Italian arm


    Dixons has completed a deal to merge its loss-making Italian business with local player Marco Polo.

  • Dixons pays €25m to merge Italian arm

    Dixons pays €25m to merge Italian arm


    Dixons has agreed to merge its loss-making Italian business with a local player as it looks to scale back its international arm.

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    Rewe Group's Billa supermarket division to exit Italy


    German retailer Rewe Group’s Billa supermarket division plans to exit Italy. Following the sale of 43 stores in 2011, the remaining operations are still suffering from the integration of 120 Standa shops purchased in 2001, which were recently rebadged to Billa.

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    Carrefour appoints Eric Uzan to head Italian operation


    Carrefour has appointed Eric Uzan to head its Italian operation, effective from April 2. Uzan has been working for the group for more than a decade. He oversaw the development of the Americas region and, more recently, worked in Indonesia, where the French retailer spun off its operation last ...

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    Metro Cash & Carry launches new price-focused format


    Metro Group-owned Metro Cash Carry in Italy has launched a new price-focused format in Chieti province, Abruzzi. The store in Sambuceto, originally opened in 1998, has been refurbished to the new model trading under the Metro Piazza Affari banner. The pilot store features prices on average 14% lower ...

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    Pierluigi Bernasconi resigns from Media-Saturn


    Pierluigi Bernasconi, the chief executive and managing director of Metro Group-controlled Media-Saturn in Italy, has resigned for “personal reasons”. Bernasconi had headed Media-Saturn in Italy for 21 years. Media-Saturn has yet to confirm the report.

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    Electronics specialist Darty to sell Italian business


    French electronics specialist Darty is to sell its Italian business to DPS Group, while retaining a 15% stake. Darty will pay the electrical goods and services provider E3m (£2.4m) as part of the deal to offload its 20 stores. The transition will cost Darty about E11m (£8.9m). In its last ...

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    Ikea Italy sales fall 2.6%


    Sales at Ikea Italy fell 2.6% to e1.6m (£1.3m) in the year ended August 30, the retailer’s first ever year-on-year decline since entering Italy in 1989. Ikea has 20 stores and more than 46 million visitors annually. It plans to invest e400m (£322m) over the next three years in new ...

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    Simply Market to open Milan flagship


    Auchan’s supermarket banner Simply Market has announced the opening of a 27,000 sq ft flagship in Milan. The store has an improved fresh produce section and a snacking area for shoppers to rest and access Wi-Fi. The outlet has an interactive terminal called ScontoSì which provides last-minute discounts for Nectar ...

  • The British division of German motorbike specialist Hein Gericke has fallen into administration

    Bike specialist Hein Gericke crashes into administration


    The British division of German motorbike specialist Hein Gericke has fallen into administration.

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    Fall in turnover for CDC


    Electronics store and warehouse club operator CDC’s turnover for the second quarter ended June 30 fell 55% to E75m (£58m). The retailer’s primary trading margin was down 57% to E7.6m (£5.9m). CDC attributed the plunge to its ongoing financial burden and the negative outlook for the market.

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


    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

    Chinese retailer Bosideng's first UK store set to open


    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

    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.

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    Amazon begins trial with Poste Italiane


    Amazon has begun a trial with the Italian postal service, Poste Italiane, to deliver goods from 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


    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

    Calzedonia to expand across UK


    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


    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
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    Gap, Via del Corso, Rome


    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.

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    Carrefour Italy inaugurates first Carrefour Planet hypermarket


    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, ...