DIA news

05 May 2020
Spain-based DIA has introduced an initiative to support food and safety in 2020. Separately, the group offers other initiatives to help different segments of the community facing up to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Social support initiatives DIA has launched a social support programme called DIA Contribuye 2020. The retailer has invested €1m to support vulnerable groups during th...
20 April 2020
We look at how retailers across Spain are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to products as they respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to update this article with the latest measures. Mercadona Mercadona has outlined how it will increase awareness and safety by communicating with shoppers, the group’s recommendations are:   No family or grou...
09 March 2020
Spain-based DIA released its FY 2019 results saying sales decreased by 9.3% compared to 2018. Meanwhile, the group highlighted its transformation initiatives across its four pillars, which it is aiming to help it achieve positive results in 2020. Sales performance DIA announced net sales of €6.8 bn, a decrease of 9.3% compared to 2018 and like-for-like (LFL) sales declined by 7.6%. The reta...
09 March 2020
Eroski announced it launched over 50 franchised stores under several banners, including Eroski City and Eroski Center. Meanwhile, DIA Brazil appointed a new CEO to lead the restructuring process in the country. Separately, Consum has revealed growth for its Charter franchise, generating revenue of €320m in 2019. Eroski opens over 50 franchised stores in 2019 Eroski has revealed it launched ...
02 March 2020
In February 2020 DIA Group appointed Marcelo Maia as the new Executive President of DIA Brazil. Maia brings a wealth of local market knowledge, with over 20 years’ experience working in distribution sector.      Source: Linked In – DIA Brazil Maia to drive business transformation in Brazil DIA Brazil is going through a comprehensive business transformation. Maia will be at the helm ...
14 February 2020
DIA has appointed Ricardo Alvarez Elena is the new CEO of DIA Spain. Separately, Uvesco Group has announced solid 2019 results, while setting out its 2020 plans. GM Food reveals it reached a 2019 expansion record, while discussing its own initiatives for 2020. Meanwhile, Froiz announces its 2019 results, with a 3.5% sales growth and eight new stores. DIA Spain appoints new CEO The DIA Group...
20 December 2019
France-based Auchan has launched a new hypermarket in Paco de Arcos. Additionally, over 250 new stores were opened in Portugal from 2018 to 2019. Auchan invests €16m in new hypermarket Auchan has announced it invested €16m into its 6,000 sq. m hypermarket in Paco de Arcos. The retailer claims it has introduced several innovative features. Shoppers have the option to eat in, with a cafeteria...
12 November 2019
In the first nine months of 2019 DIA closed 757 underperforming stores across the group. Most of these closures were in Brazil (313) and Spain (374). In Brazil closures consisted of 44 DIA owned stores and 269 franchised sites. In 2019 DIA has embarked on a large-scale de-franchising process to improve the quality of its franchisee network. At the start of the year franchises accounted for 5...
08 November 2019
Spain-based discounter Grupo DIA has announced its Q3 2019 results. The results show negative sales and reported an operating loss of €356m and a net loss of €504m. Sales performance DIA announced its Q3 sales results saying overall sales declined by 7.4% to €5.1 bn and like-for-like (LFL) sales decreased by 8.1%. The group highlights the sales in Spain declined by 7.8% to €3 bn and LFL ...
05 November 2019
AliExpress begins its campaign for the 11.11 world shopping festival. Furthermore, SuperSol launches a new business model and DIA removes its online non-food store. Family Cash has purchased eight Eroski hypermarkets. Separately, Eroski starts a food transition towards health and sustainability trends. AliExpress prepares for 11.11 Alibaba-owned AliExpress has started its campaign for the 1...