Italy: Retail Foods

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This report gives an overview of the Italian food retail and distribution sectors and outlines current market trends, including best product prospects. Italy’s food retail sales reached $175 billion in 2020, 5.6 percent more than in 2019. While on-line grocery shopping grew by 134.4 percent, increased sales were also registered in discount stores (+8.7 percent), supermarkets (+6.8 percent), and grocery retailers (+5.6 percent). Conversely, sales in hypermarkets (-3.4 percent) were penalized by the closure of shopping centers during COVID-19 lockdown.

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