Romanian Grocery Retail – The most important news from April 2018

Romanian Grocery Retail – For all our readers abroad, these are the most important news from Romanian Grocery Retail Market, in April 2018, provided by the, the most read B2B online publication in Romania from retail & FMCG niche.

Retail magazineFrom 16 to 19 of May 2018, will take place the first edition of EXPO SHOP – Future Retail Solutions, the first romanian exhibition dedicated to retail industry, a B2B event organized by Euroexpo and Romexpo, in partnership with

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At EXPO SHOP – Future Retail Solutions will be organised the EXPO SHOP -Future Retail Solutions Conference, on 17th of May from 10 am. Speakers as Carrefour, eMAG, Marketplace, GfK Romania, Cris-Tim, NETOPIA mobilPay, Farmec, Biodeck, GLORY GLOBAL SOLUTIONS and Kooperativa 2.0 confirmed the presence.


Auchan Retail Romania, in partnership with OMW Petrom, opened 3 new MyAuchan stores  in Bucharest in PETROM Morarilor, PETROM Alexandriei and PETROM Ploiești. Also, the retailer will open with One United Properties a new store in the residential complex One Floreasca City in Bucharest.

Auchan Retail Romania also opened in Liberty Mall Bucharest on 19th of April the nineth In Extenso by Auchan store and is the first store that is not located in one hypermarket. The retailer launched a platform which offers the opportunity to order food online.

Carrefour Romania increased the sales by 10,6% in the first quarter of 2018.

Lidl Romania wants to reduce the used plastic with 20% until 2025 by increasing the quantity of the recycled materials from its own brands products packages, that represents almost 80% from the entire product range. The retailer continued the investment in Romania by opening a new store in Balotesti and having a total of 222 units.

REWE Romania increased the sales by 6,9%, in 2017, according to the financial results. Also, the retailer will open 25 Penny Market stores in 2018, and the target is to operate 400 discount stores until 2025.

Kaufland Romania has a new slogan, ”And the week is better”, launched at the entire group, in all the seven countries in which the company in present.

The European Commission announced a set of good practices to develop retail competitiveness at European level, and these measures will have multiple implications, also in competition law issues.

NEPI Rockcastle, the leader of retail real estate investment in Romania, launched Retail Insights, the first education platform for retail specialists.

dm drogerie markt marked the 10 years anniversary in Romania by building a new headquarters and a new distribution center in Timisoara, creating over 300 new jobs.


Farmec, the biggest romanian cosmetics producer, reconfirmed the sales increasing trend for the products, and this time for Nufar and Triumf. Also, the producer announced an increase of the market share in 2017 of 9,12% than in 2016. Farmec had an increase of 67% in solar protection products.

Alexandrion Group celebrated the Centenary by launching an anniversary edition of Alexandrion 100, which proposes a mix of symbols linked to the Great Union that is reflected in the design of the lid and the label, but also in taste.

Much More Market ES company, the first cash & carry company in Spain, that distributes romanian grocery on Spain and Germany markets and one of the biggest distribution companies of romanian products in Diaspora, is a company with rommanian shareholding, opend in 2008.

The Beer Association in Romania announced the beer market evolution of last year, having an increase of 2%.

After 60 years of experience in packages, Prodplast company develops the bio products division and launched Biodeck – the first brand in Romania that offers plates, glasses, sacks and bags made 100% of plant-derived renewable sources.

Petras Bio launched a new range of products created with 100% bio ingredients ecologic certificated, made in Deva, Romania.


The total value on the online advertising market in Romania for the first half of 2017 was 20.3 mil. EUR, meaning a 15% increase than the same period in 2016 according to the recent edition of ROADS study, made by IAB Romania and PwC Romania.

BinaSmartBusiness system for retail, implemented in Romania by Anib Tech, is a Cloud Computing ERP solution that integrates all the hardware equipment for retail.

CashInfinity, a new self-service cash management concept that can be integrated also in a self check-out system, is a complex solution for businesses that ROPECO company promotes in Romania.


Mastercard and eMAG started a new campaign, ”Smart Shopping gives you perfect gifts”.


Specialists in marketing, media and communication met in the Ethics Committee of the Voted The Product of The Year competition to validate the categories and products listed in the 2018 edition.

Biz Magazine organised Biz Innovation Forum on 18th of April with a dedicated edition to smart era. magazine was media partner for the event.

At Pack Expo 2018, one of the biggest expositions of packages and solutions for packaging in South-Eastern Europe, will take place the National Conference ”Packaging waste: trends vs efficiency”, on 16th of May, starting  with 10:30 am at Romexpo-Bucharest.

The best packages and labels in Romania will be awarded profile industry members at the second edition of Romanian Packaging Awards the only contest dedicated to romanian packages and labels, at Pack Expo 2018.

For the third year, it will take place RO-Wine | The International Wine Festival of Romania, eventa premium , that will be on 19 and 20 of May.


The volume of retail value in Romania grown in February 2018 with 6,6% compared to February 2017, according to INS.

The Easter holidays makes the best year from 2012 for meat market in Romania, according to KeysFin.

Against the backdrop of declining unemployment and the highest GDP growth in Central and Eastern Europe, Romanian financial directors appreciated the positive economic indicators and focused more on business consolidation than on expansion, according to the latest Deloitte CFO Survey report.

In the first quarter of 2018, the consumer climate in Europe remained relatively stable. In Romania, expectations about earnings and buying continued to decline, according to the latest GfK study.

The retail industry has a very good period and expects to increase in the next period, according to Deloitte 2018 study.

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