Italy

Getir acquires Blok, expands to Spain and Italy

Turkish grocery delivery startup Getir has acquired Blok, a similar rapid delivery service from Spain. The acquisition gives Getir immediate access to Spain and Italy, where Blok was available most in Madrid, Barcelona and Milan. Prior to the acquisition, Blok was preparing to launch in Portugal, so this country is on Getir's roadmap too now.

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Amazon Fresh launches in Italy

Amazon has launched its grocery delivery service Amazon Fresh in Italy. At first, it will only be available in Milan, but soon Rome and the rest of Italy will be added to its delivery region.

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Nexi acquires SIA

Nexi, the biggest payments processor in Italy, has agreed to acquire fintech rival SIA for about 4.6 billion euros. The combined company will be one of Europe's biggest payments companies.

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Supermercato24 becomes Everli

Supermercato24 has announced its rebranding. The Italian same-day delivery service for online groceries has now become Everli. The name should be more easy to remember for both Italians and non-Italians.

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Rinascente starts with ecommerce in June

La Rinascente, a department store chain from Italy, will launch its own online store in June. Initially, the idea was to make an online debut last month, but this has been delayed due to the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19.

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