Business expansion
Nord Ovest; Lombardia;
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores

1,600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 September 2022
Employment effect (start)
26 September 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2026


Despar Italia, a retail chain forming part of the Star International company, has announced that from 2022 it will start opening several shops in Italy (15 per year for a total of 60 until 2026), leading to the hiring of about 1600 new jobs. The investment will amount to €300 million.

The decision was made after the company reported that it recorded growth of 1.7% year-on-year. It realised investments of over €103 million and the opening of 14 shops.

Among the most sought-after profiles to work in Despar supermarkets are salespeople, cashiers, department heads, shelf-stockers, and workers in the butcher's, fruit and vegetable, fish and delicatessen departments. Managers, warehouse workers and other figures could also be among those sought.



Eurofound (2022), Despar Italia, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 107673, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107673.