Agorà Network is part of ESD ITALIA, the first Italian Purchasing Center with a market share of 25.8% (source IRI IS LCC 1st January 2021). The ESD ITALIA partner groups are AGORÀ, ASPIAG, SELEX, ACQUA&SAPONE. Since its foundation in 2001, ESD ITALIA ensures the independence of the associated companies that participate in the associative life and actively contribute at each decision-making level of the governance.ESD ITALIA operates on the international scene through the EMD Central, the main European retail alliance with a market share of 14% and a turnover of 140 billion euros; EMD is formed by 11 partners from 19 countries and its main activities consist in the creation of commercial agreements with large industries and the development of activities in the private label sector.