DIA news

25 September 2019
Continuing the evolution of its management team, DIA has appointed a new group COO. Matthias Raimund appointed group COO DIA appointed Matthias Raimund as group COO. Raimund will be focused on improving the operational efficiency of DIA’s operations across all its operations globally. Discussing his role, Raimund said: “ My first steps in this area will be aimed at supporting the countr...
17 September 2019
Spain-based discounter DIA has highlighted the positive developments it has taken in the first six months of its financial year. At the same time the retailer said gross sales under banner had fallen by 18.3%, or by 6.9% at constant exchange rates, to €4.25 bn. Disruption affected overall performance DIA reported that like-for-like sales dropped by 7.8% in the half, versus 3.6% in H1 2018, ...
06 September 2019
Reversing a previously announced decision to sell its Clarel stores, due to them being non-core, DIA has said it is set to retain the brand in both Spain and Portugal. New business unit created to give banner focus As part of the new focus on the banner and to enable it to drive innovation for itself, DIA has created an independent business unit for the brand. The unit will be led by Paul B...
06 June 2019
As Mercadona announces its partnership with Bringg and Eroski and its cooperatives announce their full year results, we round up news from the country. Mercadona to work with Bringg for online orders Mercadona is set to collaborate with Bringg to help improve the efficiency of its online delivery. Using Bringg’s platform is aimed at helping Mercadona organise deliveries from its online-focu...
02 May 2019
London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin. Four destinations that are top of the list for many when it comes to cities that showcase the best in retail and food-to-go innovation in Europe right now. But sometimes it's worth looking beyond the biggest cities to explore the best of innovation on the ground, and to understand its broader application and potential. Here are four suggested destinations that co...
07 March 2019
As Auchan looks to drive its Vision 2025 strategy faster it has announced operational changes in France and the launch of Horizon International Services. Meanwhile, at a local level it continues to evolve its channel presence, driving growth in its small store estate and with its online fulfilment. Horizon International Services is officially launched Following approval from the relevant co...
11 February 2019
Spain-based DIA has reported its 2018 results, with gross sales under banner falling by 14.9% - a contraction of 0.9% in constant currency terms – to €9.39bn. The retailer reported that group like-for-like sales fell by 3.6% in 2018, adjusted by inflation in Argentina, versus a contraction of 4.9% in 2017. At the end of 2018, DIA operated a total of 6,157 stores with 336 store openings and 280 cl...
07 February 2019
Spain-based discounter DIA has received a takeover bid from investment group Letterone (L1 Retail), which is controlled by Russia-based Mikhail Fridman. Fridman established the X5 Retail Group, before growing it into the leading grocery retailer in the country. As part of the takeover bid, L1 also announced ‘ a comprehensive rescue plan ’, which included a six-pillar transformation plan. Tr...
24 January 2019
Companies in Spain pledge to making food healthier, DIA makes more leadership changes, and Makro accelerates the digitalisation of the HoReCa industry in Spain. Reducing sugar, saturated fats and salt The minister of health, consumption and social welfare, Maria Luisa Carcedo, has signed agreements with 20 associations that represent 398 food and drinks companies to reduce the average amoun...
07 December 2018
In a bid to drive innovation, DIA has made new appointments to its senior management team, hiring "the best". CEO Antonio Coto aims to make DIA more agile and capable of anticipating the needs of the markets in which it operates, whilst having a more innovative and attractive proposition. The appointments After suspending the previous finance director, Armando Sánchez Falcón in October and ...