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(Last updated 26/11/2020) As Western European countries are facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections, several governments are implementing stricter restrictions including second national lockdowns. Here is an update of the latest announcements across the region

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Discounter MD has increased its turnover by 16% and has highlighted its key investment areas. Meanwhile, Penny has partnered with ReStore to launch an online trial, under the brand Penny a Casa. Separately, SPAR Italy has reduced its use sugar in its DESPA-branded fruit juices and nectars. MD increases turnover by 16% MD recorded an increase in turnover of 16% in H1 2020. The retailer claim...
SPAR Italy has introduced more environmentally friendly products to its DESPAR Scelta Verde EcoLogico range, as Spain’s Mercadona sets new standards for its sustainable stores. Separately, UK-based Co-op has eliminated plastic and glitter from its entire Christmas range. SPAR Italy expands its green private label range DESPAR Italia has added more products to its DESPAR Scelta Verde EcoLogi...
Carrefour reported total sales rose 5.5%, at constant exchange rates, to €19.7 bn, with like-for-likes rising 8.4% in its third quarter. The retailer said its growth was its ‘ best performance in at least 20 years ’. The positive results were broad based, with most markets and channels seeing growth, and came despite ‘ an unfavourable petrol effect ’ and ‘ an unfavorable exchange rate effect ’...


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This guide to Italy explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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