For many years we have been the biggest Italian chain in the large-scale retail markets, because consumer cooperatives have been able to create a network in a position to combine market principles with social responsibility. It is not a company like any other, it is not a public limited company. It is something really special, regulated by principles that join all cooperatives worldwide. The basic idea of cooperation stems from need and solidarity: an original entrepreneurial response was born from this idea which, starting from the first pioneering experiences, in more than a century and a half of history, develops to become the first Italian distributive organization. It is a story of people, work, sacrifice and enthusiasm, closely intertwined with the political and social events of our country.
The original values are still today the base of cooperation:central role of people, their needs and their rights.