DIA news

12 April 2018
Following Auchan and Casino’s announcement of exclusive negotiations ‘ to build a global strategic partnership for their food and non-food purchases ’, which led to Casino saying it would end its joint purchasing agreement with Les Mousquetaires by the end of 2018, so the latter company has said that it will also end its buying alliance with DIA in Portugal. Cindia to close after three yea...
06 April 2018
As of 3 April 2018, DIA has entered into an agreement with Nanjing Suning.com Supermarket, part of the Suning Group, to sell its Chinese businesses. On completion of the deal, DIA will exit the Chinese market. DIA’s Chinese businesses 100% of the following entities will be passed to the China-based Suning Group: Shanghai Dia Retail and DIA (Shanghai) Management Consulting Services. This amo...
28 March 2018
DIA has shown its commitment to omnichannel retailing by opening a new sales channel via a network of 3,000 tobacconists throughout Spain in 2017. Source: DIA New non-grocery lines Shoppers in the tobacconists can find products related to technology, electronics and homeware. Customers place their order and receive it home within a few hours, according...
05 March 2018
Spain-based DIA’s chief corporate officer Amando Sánchez Falcón has said the retailer plans to invest more in Portugal in 2018 compared to 2017. DIA plans to invest over €25 million in Portugal The investment will be channelled into remodelling more than 100 stores and new openings. The group plans to expand its convenience store presence in Portugal. To achieve this, the group will open ...
28 February 2018
Dia has started 2018 with the expansion of its convenience format, a priority for the company. Two different banners have been launched in Madrid: Dia & Go and Dia Shop . Dia Shop These are stores located on BP forecourts . The name ‘Shop’ has been inherited from BP. This new store type is still being tested, and it is not confirmed if it will be rolled out to other regions in Spain....
22 February 2018
Spain-based discounter DIA has benefited from a recovery in Q4, helping it to drive positive like-for-like sales for the whole of 2017. In the fourth quarter like-for-like sales rose 1.1% in Iberia, while in its emerging markets division, like-for-like sales increased by 8.3%, excluding foreign exchange rates and calendar effects. The results… Total DIA: Q4 like-for-like sales (ex-calenda...
12 February 2018
DIA and Amazon have extended the reach of their partnership, adding Prime Now delivery of La Plaza de DIA’s range in Valencia. Building on Amazon and DIA's existing agreement The DIA-Amazon alliance began in September 2016 , when the two companies reached an agreement that saw DIA launch an online store on Amazon. Orders from the store were fulfilled from a single La Plaza de DIA store...
08 January 2018
As DIA expands onto the forecourt and looks to grow the coverage of its association with Amazon’s Prime service, we look at how the retailer is innovating its offer. DIA launches ‘Shop’ banner on BP forecourts DIA has begun trialling a convenience format on BP forecourts in Madrid. The stores, which operate under the ‘Shop’ name, are being trialled at a handful of stores initially, but with...
04 December 2017
Spain-based DIA has announced that it is expanding the scope of its joint venture with France-based Casino. The development will see the establishment of a new company, CD Supply Innovation SL, which will be based in Madrid. Joint venture to begin operation on 15 December The companies have said the joint venture will be ‘ international in scope ’ but will exclude Latin America, where both ...
22 November 2017
Spain-based DIA has announced separate developments that will extend the reach of its Clarel private label ranges across Europe, while in its home market it will collaborate to make its products available through a third party site. Clarel ranges available in Amazon Marketplace DIA will export its Clarel private label products – Bonté, BabySmile, Junior Smile – to France, Germany, Italy and...