Actualidad nacional e internacionalAgo. 4, 2022
Italia: alimentos para retail supera los US$ 167 mil millones
SECTION I. MARKET SUMMARY
The Italian retail food market is highly diversified. Hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience, discount, and specialized stores coexist with traditional corner shops and open-air markets. The majority of supermarkets are located in northern Italy, followed by the south, and then by the central region. Convenience stores and small supermarkets are commonly located in central areas of towns and cities. Hypermarkets and supermarkets tend to be positioned within large shopping malls in suburban areas and on the outskirts of cities.
Italy’s food retail sales reached $167.8 billion in 2021, a 2.9 percent increase compared to 2020 in spiteof the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. Increased sales were registered at discount stores (+6.0 percent), hypermarkets (+3.4 percent), supermarkets (+3.3 percent), grocery retailers (+1.2 percent), and convenience stores (+1.2 percent). Multi-channel strategies, blending online and in-store sales, are key to success across retailing. Grocery retailers are paving the way towards innovative solutions in this respect, offering e-commerce shopping with deliveries to the consumer’s home and in-store lockers for customers to collect online orders. In 2021, delivery services experienced continuous growth, with third party delivery companies broadening the product types available for delivery (e.g. Just Eat, Glovo, Deliveroo, and Uber Eats).
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USDA/June 22, 2022