from Emanuele Scarci
No stop to the construction works of the first sales point of Esselunga in Siena. The Tar of Tuscany has in fact rejected the appeal for suspension advanced by the company Centro comercial il Mangia, owner of a fund near the Esselunga construction site.
The order issued by the third section of the Tuscan Tar, presided over by judge Eleonora di Santo, rejected the request for precautionary annulment of the building permit issued by the Municipality of Siena to the Genoese company Trivio 2021 for the construction of the supermarket.
Among the applicant’s reasons was that of a loss in value of the land owned. A loss which, however, the Tar judged as “merely hypothetical and, above all, susceptible to reparation by equivalent”. The ordinance also provides for the reimbursement of expenses to the Municipality of Siena.
Small format is beautiful
Esselunga took over the land on the Massetana Romana road, southwest of Siena, close to a Euronics store, 800 meters from a Conad outlet (on the same road), a Tigotà and a Penny Market.
The new sales point is not a superstore, nothing to do with the 4,500 m2 of the first Esselunga store inaugurated last July in Livorno. In Siena (which has 55,000 inhabitants) it is a medium-sized supermarket: a total area of 2,200 square meters between the sales area and the warehouse for storing goods plus a car park with 290 parking spaces.
Esselunga has been present in Tuscany for over 60 years. The first opening in Florence dates back to 1961. The network developed above all in the northern part of Tuscany, in fact it only has one shop in Arezzo, but none in Grosseto and Siena. In the long term, the goal is to consolidate the Tuscan commercial network and shorten the logistics chain which extends from the upper part of the region to Lazio, precisely up to the 2 sales points in Rome and the one in Latina.
In Italy, the commercial network of Esselunga plus laEsse brands has 146 points of sale, concentrated in Lombardy (106), Emilia Romagna (14), Piedmont (17), Veneto (4), Liguria (2) Tuscany (31) and Lazio (3 ).
In 2021, the group led by Marina Caprotti achieved consolidated sales of 8.56 billion, up by 2.2%.