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Aldi, Despar Open New Stores In Italy

Aldi Italia has announced the opening of two new stores, in Salò (Brescia) and Fossano (Cuneo) in the Lombardy and Piedmont regions.

The Salò store, located in Via Europa 13, has a sales area of over 1,000 square metres, as well as an outside area of 4,600 square metres, including a car park with 114 parking spaces.

The new outlet is the third Aldi store in the province of Brescia and employs 14 staff.

Located in Via Bartolomeo Chiarini 1, the 1,200 square metre Fossano store is the fifth Aldi discount in the Piedmont region and has hired 16 new employees.

Both stores feature a environmental component, including a 48 kW photovoltaic system.

As with all Aldi stores in Italy, the two new outlets will include 'Banco dei Sapori', a gastronomy section which showcases local Italian products,  'Pan del Dí', which is dedicated to baked products, and 'Caffè al Dì', a café corner.

New Despar Stores

Elsewhere, Despar Italia has opened four new neighbourhood stores in Reggio Calabria, in the Calabria region, reports Strettoweb.com.

The four outlets are located in the Pellaro district, Via Aspromonte, Via Aschenez and Via Possidonea.

As well as focus on the usual grocery categories, the stores feature a wide range of fresh products, and a number of local articles.

According to Pippo Cannillo, president and CEO of Despar Centro-Sud, the retailer plans to strengthen its presence in southern Italy with the opening of a number of new stores by the end of 2019.

© 2019 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Alessandra Arosio. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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