Romanian Grocery Retail – The most important news from March 2017

Romanian Grocery Retail  – For all our readers abroad, these are the most important news from Romanian Grocery Retail, in March 2017, in english.

grocery retailIn March 2017, the retailers from Romania opened a total number of 14 stores compared to 15 units open in February 2017. PROFI and Carrefour opened stores in March.

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Profi became the retailer with the most stores in Romania. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (BERD) is joining forces with the new owner of retailer Profi, Mid Europa Partners to strengthen the company Profi Rom Food store network with the fastest expansion of chain stores in Romania.

Penny Market opened the third logistics center in Romania, in Bacau city (east of Romania).

Carrefour began the transformation proces from Billa stores, in Market units and reopened the first Billa remodeled branded MARKET.

Ahold Delhaize retail group, which includes Mega Image network and has been a substantial increase in sales in Europe in the last quarter of 2016 largely due to market and in Romania.

Retailers Carrefour and Auchan announced financial results for 2016. Carrefour growth increased net sales by + 2.7% in 2016, while Auchan organic sales increased by 0.9%.

Very good financial results for transGourmet Group, the operator of Selgros stores.

PREMIUM NEWS: Retail & FMCG market in Central Europe will record steady growth until 2021.

In march, japanese company Asahi was finalized acquisition of former business operations and brands owned by SABMiller in Central and Eastern Europe,which includes businesses in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania (URSUS) and other related activities.

DAAS International Group, the market leader in commercial and industrial cold, becomes exclusive national distributor for the Simfony Mobile IoT solution – Connected Cabinets – in relation to retail chains in Romania.

In Romania, the volume of retail increased in January 2017 compared to January 2016, with 6.4%, according to data provided by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

Since March 2017, Miruna Smeureanu is the new Marketing Director of Coca-Cola Romania & Moldova.

Supremia Group, a leading local food ingredients and spices, was bought by the French company Solina Group, one of the largest producers of ingredients for food industry in Europe.

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