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Conad Appoints Francesco Avanzini As New General Manager

Italian supermarket chain Conad has announced the appointment of a new general manager, Francesco Avanzini, effective 1 November.

He succeeds Francesco Pugliese as general manager, with Pugliese retaining his role as CEO.

Avanzini, 55, has been sales and marketing director at Conad since 2009, when he joined the supermarket chain.

Extensive Experience

The new general manager has extensive experience in the food sector, having worked for major companies such as Pavesi, Aia, Barilla Alimentari and Unichips San Carlo.

He is also a board member of Agecore, an international purchasing alliance that boasts a turnover of €146.7 billion and 23.500 shops in Europe.

Since June 2017 Avanzini has held the role of chairman at Cpr System, a leading Italian company in recyclable packaging and pooling of pallets.

© 2018 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Alessandra Arosio. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine

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