DIA news

26 October 2017
Spain-based DIA has announced third quarter results saying net sales fell 4.1% to €2.17 bn with its operations on the Iberian peninsula being affected by lower inflation and a tough competitive environment. Net sales fall 5.2% in Iberian operations DIA said net sales fell 5.2% to €1.4 bn with store closures and the temporary closure of stores as they were upgraded affecting its performance....
27 July 2017
DIA has released its H1 results, reporting that sales increased by 1.9% to €5.13bn excluding the effects of currency. Like-for-like sales increased by 4.3% excluding calendar and currency effects. Spanish sales in decline, performance driven by LATAM & Portugal Spain: Gross sales under banner declined by 3.6% to €2.84bn. DIA attributed this to a 'decrease in store selling area and negativ...
22 June 2017
DIA has recently announced its development plans for 2020. We look at how it is prioritising its relationship with shoppers, and how it plans to increase its relevance to them, to increase sales. After extensive research into its shoppers, DIA has developed a strategy to implement its findings. The three main areas of focus are; 1. Creating a better store environment 2. Using digital t...
14 June 2017
As DIA rolls out an evolution of its La Plaza format in its home market and it sets out its investment plans for its newest operations in Paraguay, we round up news from the retailer. New services being added to La Plaza According to reports from local trade publication infoRETAIL, DIA is looking to adapt its La Plaza brand following changes to two stores in Madrid. The modern design has chan...
19 April 2017
Spain-based DIA and Eroski have signed an agreement to establish a new company that will focus on the joint purchasing of private label products. Joint venture to support offer and drive efficiencies The creation of the joint venture follows the retailers' previous announcement setting out their plan to establish the company. The new joint venture, in which both companies will hold a 50% ...
28 March 2017
DIA's Latin American operations have been an important growth element within the wider business over recent years. Currency fluctuations aside, its Brazilian and Argentinean operations remain in robust shape, continuing to grow on a like-for-like basis ahead of their respective markets, as well as through new store development.   Brazil and Argentina combined now account for one-third of gro...
23 March 2017
DIA has announced it is to reorganise its management structure in Spain as it grows as a multichannel, multiformat retailer in the country. The retailer said the steps would enable it ‘ to be closer to clients and business ’. Organisation to move management along business lines Following a period of acquisitions – Schlecker, El Árbol and stores from Eroski – and expansion, DIA has said that...
15 March 2017
Spain-based retailers DIA and Eroski, who signed a cooperation agreement in June 2015 , have announced they have signed a ‘ statement of intent to implement a new project, focused on developing their own brand of products ’. Agreement focused on driving price/quality ratio Announcing the agreement, DIA and Eroski said that it was aimed at improving the overall quality of their private la...
10 March 2017
Spain-based DIA has announced that it is set to invest in its Market banner to improve the shopping experience. The retailer said that as part of this initiative it would be looking to widen the range of services it offers and adapt its range to meet the needs of shoppers’ daily needs. Updated design to upweights fresh focus DIA said that the new store design will continue to build on the i...
23 February 2017
Spain-based DIA has announced FY2016 results saying that excluding the effects of currency moves, gross sales under banner rose 10.2% to €11.63 bn. Including the effects of currency, gross sales were flat at €10.55 bn. The retailer said it had enjoyed positive like-for-like sales in all its operating markets. This was particularly encouraging given the challenges it has faced in Portugal and give...