All Italy articles – Page 4

  • News

    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.

  • News

    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, ...

  • News

    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 ...

  • Nike 6.0 pop-up
    Photo gallery

    Nike 6.0 pop-up, Mondello, Sicily

    2011-07-25T00:00:00Z

    Pop-up stores tend to be fairly ephemeral affairs, quite frequently here today and gone tomorrow and this one, from Nike, is no exception with a lifespan of just two months.

  • News

    Coop Italia reports gross sales growth

    2011-07-08T00:00:00Z

    Italian market leader Coop Italia has reported gross sales grew by 1.1% to E12.9bn (£11bn) in 2010, while its operating margin grew 0.7%. The retailer opened 37 stores which led the network to 1,444 stores in total. Coop’s private labels generated sales of E2.7bn (£2.3bn), a share of 25% of ...

  • Milan’s La Rinascente department store
    Photo gallery

    La Rinascente, Milan

    2011-05-23T11:09:00Z

    Milan’s La Rinascente department store is the flagship of a chain that has seen the likes of Giorgio Armani serving their visual merchandising apprenticeships and although it has been around a long time, its knack for novelty visual merchandising always makes it worth a look.

  • Zara, Rome
    Opinion

    Rekindling wonder

    2010-12-13T10:08:00Z

    The best stores enhance that stock they house