DIA news

07 October 2015
As DIA announces a number of developments we review how they sit alongside the retailer’s key priorities for the short term. Strengthening proximity offer by empowering franchisees Speaking with infoRetail, DIA’s franchise director, Santiago Paramo, has said that the retailer continues to be focused on generating profitable growth, with franchisees underpinning this strategy. Paramo said th...
28 September 2015
DIA's executive director for corporate development, Amando Sánchez, said the retailer anticipates achieving double digit growth in local currency terms, as customers are attracted by its low prices. Benefitting from recession The Brazilian economy has entered recession, with official figures revealing a contraction of 1.9% between April and June. Interest rates are at around 14%, unempl...
13 August 2015
As Pingo Doce acquires some small stores, its Recheio cash and carry-backed Amanhecer banner expands quickly by attracting independent store owners to the fascia, Sonae MC says it is set to focus on the Meu Super banner and DIA expands its Minipreço Market format, we round up developments from the country that underline its retailers’ increasing concentration on targeting shoppers’ top up and on-...
30 July 2015
Following DIA’s half year results we look at the strategies the retailer is putting in place to drive growth in the medium term. Half year results paint mixed picture In its first half DIA said that gross sales under banner rose 15.3% to €5.1 billion, driven by a 22.7% rise in sales, to €1.88 billion, in its emerging markets. In Iberia gross sales rose by 9.7%, to €3.23 billion, although th...
20 July 2015
In this update, we look at what's been happening at retailers across the region in the second quarter of 2015, including new private label ranges, omnichannel developments and second quarter results. Q2 results reveal strong performances Carrefour's second quarter results once again revealed the strength of its Latin American operations. Like-for-like sales were up 7% in Brazil, wh...
25 June 2015
We’ve been in-store in Madrid this week to see how Spanish FMCG retail is evolving. Here are the six most important things we learned. Private label and its increasing sophistication The global economic crisis had a major impact on Spain and Spanish consumers. One of the key impacts of the economic contraction in FMCG retail was a growing willingness of Spanish shoppers to buy private labe...
25 June 2015
As EMD appoints a new president, new buying alliances are formed in Spain, between Eroski and DIA, and Portugal, between DIA and Intermarché, we round up news relating to these groups. EMD appoints Euromadi Ibérica’s chief executive as president Europe’s largest buying alliance, EMD, has appointed the chief executive of Euromadi Ibérica, Jaime Rodríguez, as its president, replacing Superuni...
23 June 2015
As Ahorramás and Grupo IFA announce full year results for 2014, DIA sets out expansion plans for its new ‘La Plaza de DIA’ banner and Hiperber introduces an ‘Atacajero-like’ store, we round up news from Spain. DIA aiming for 100 ‘La Plaza de DIA’ by end of 2015 Following the opening of five La Plaza de DIA stores so far, with four in Andalucía and one in Madrid, DIA has said that it is aimi...
12 June 2015
We've been in-store at Calle Uruguay in Madrid to visit DIA´s new supermarket fascia, opened this week, as the discounter goes ahead with the rebranding of the 144 Caprabo and Eroski stores acquired in April. This year, DIA plans to invest over €45m in the conversion of 100 of these outlets.   Source: IGD Research DIA continues to move away from its hard discount roots La Plaza de D...
03 June 2015
As DIA and Intermarché announce the formation of a ‘ negotiating platform ’ for Portugal only, Jerónimo Martins and Intermarché are discussing the possible acquisition of a number of Alisuper stores and Sonae and Auchan launch new store concepts, we round up the news from the country. DIA and Intermarché form ‘a joint platform for negotiating’ DIA, which operates the Minipreço banner in Por...