Romanian Grocery Retail – The most important news from August 2017

Romanian Grocery Retail – For all our readers abroad, these are the most important news from Romanian Grocery Retail Market, in August 2017, provided by the, the most popular B2B online publication in Romania.

grocery retailIn August 2017, the FMCG retailers from Romania opened a total number of 23 stores, compared to 15 units opened in July 2017. Retailers like PROFI (610 stores in total), and Mega Image (557 supermarket stores in total) opened stores in August.

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PROFI, the retailer of the private equity fund managed by Mid Europa Partners, has exceeded the threshold of 600 stores and remains the retailer with most units but also the one with the largest expansion in Romania, present in 332 localities. The retailer managed to open a total of 16 stores in Romania only in August.

Auchan Retail Romania will open its first supermarket in a historical, flagship location for Bucharest – Bucur Obor Shopping Center.

REWE Romania completes the remodeling of XXL Mega Discount stores, the Fundeni store being the last to be reopened in Penny Market on August 30th.

Mega Image announces the opening of four new stores, a supermarket in Cluj-Napoca, one in Mamaia and two Shop & Go stores in Bucharest, reaching 557 open stores. Also, The Ahold Delhaize retail group, which includes Mega Image, reports a strong quarter, with sales growth of 3.9%.

Ursus, the premium beer segment leader in Romania, climbed the World Beer Awards podium and won two more Country Winner gold medals in addition to the medals earned in 2016.

FrieslandCampina Romania, the manufacturer of the Napolact dairy brand, inaugurated a new production line for telemea cheese in the factory in Cluj-Napoca, following the implementation of an investment worth 1.3 million euros.

Coca-Cola HBC Romania announced that it has recorded a 5% increase in sales in the first half of this year, as opposed to the previous year, maintaining a trend of growth over the last 10 quarters.

DIGITAL SIGNAGE, the first Southeast European exhibition dedicated to digital displays and interactive technologies, will be held in Bucharest between September 26th and 29th in the Romexpo Central Pavilion.

The introduction of the new VAT split payment system, which intends to use a bank account dedicated to VAT receipts and payments, will have significant effects on Romanian companies, according to tax specialists from PwC Romania.

In Romania, the volume of retail turnover increased in June 2017, compared with June 2016, by 7.3%, according to data provided by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

PREMIUM: A review, conducted between July 2016 and August 2017, shows us what are the most popular food retail brands in Romania in terms of Google searches, a criterion that says a lot about the brand’s reputation.

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