Spanish group DIA joins the new generation Horizon International purchasing platform

The new generation Horizon International purchasing platform, formed in June this
year by Auchan Retail, Casino Group and METRO, has a new member from 30
August: international group DIA. This addition underpins Horizon International’s
outward-looking ambitions, reinforces its international dimension and makes it a
top tier international alliance.
A platform with a clear international dimension
Horizon International brings together players that share a new vision of
international cooperation with suppliers, by offering, for instance, international
services for major international suppliers, drawing on their complementary
geographic locations, or by assisting SMEs in their international development. The
multi-level trade alliance is comprising activities of different retail formats as well as
wholesale activities including delivery operations.
A platform with an outward-looking ambition
DIA’s arrival will give Horizon International added clout, diversity and international
presence. DIA will also bring its hard discount expertise, its strong market positions,
particularly in Spain, Portugal and South America, and its purchasing capacity for
7.400 sales outlets. Leading Horizon International to be one of the top tier
international alliances with the largest geographical footprint: suppliers and
customers in more than 40 countries across Europe, Asia and South America will
benefit from the extended cooperation.
The choice of DIA to join the new generation alliance underpins Horizon
International’s original approach: with DIA, the partners are adding more
complementary geographic locations to the global network and displaying their
ambition to develop collaborative, balanced and innovative negotiations that
take the interest of all players into account, whether they are consumers or
manufacturers.
Going to market is subject to approvals of relevant competition authorities.

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