Romanian Grocery Retail – The most important news from August 2019

Romanian Grocery Retail – For all our readers abroad, these are the most important news from Romanian Grocery Retail Market, in August 2019, provided by, the most read B2B publication in online, in Romania, from retail & FMCG niche.

From 9 to 11th of October 2019, will take place EXPO SHOP 2019, the second edition of the only retail exhibition in Romania dedicated to retail services, a B2B event which will take place in Bucharest.

ESSA Group, NIELSEN Romania, ROPECO Bucharest, IT Genetics and Kooperativa 2.0. are the first partners and speakers confirmed at EXPO SHOP – Future Retail Solutions Conference, dedicated to services, solutions and equipment for retail.

Registration at the EXPO SHOP – Future Retail Solutions Conference, dedicated to retail services, on October 10, 2019!

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Lidl continued the investment in Romania by opening a two new stores in Bucharest  and one store in Moreni, reaching 258 units. Also, the retailer discarded the sale, in its stores, of disposable plastic articles, as glasses, deep and stretchy dishes and cutlery and straws. For the third year consecutively, Lidl Romania supports with its clients the national program Teach for Romania, offering access to education for over 3000 children from vulnerable environments.

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Mega Image continued to explore new fields in modern retail and opened a new concept space #MegaStreetFood, that brings tasteful products of street food, prepared on the place from fresh ingredients, in an unexpected place: a concept store.

Kaufland Romania introduced the fast delivery service for home through the partnership with Glovo, so anyone who does not have time go shopping can have at the disposition the option to order the product preferred in the Kaufland stores, using Glovo app.

Penny Market stores network extended with a new unit in Bucharest, reaching 242 stores.

cora Romania discarded, from its hypermarkets, the very thin plastic bags without handle and it replaced them with biodegradable packages certified tat EU level.


Kerry, worldwide leader in ingredients production for food and beverage industry, launched Acryleast – the only genetically unchanged solution existent on the market, through which the acrylamide content from a large range of food products can be reduced with 90%.

Farmec, the biggest Romanian producer of cosmetics, continued to develop the Gerovital H3 prof. dr. Ana Aslan range, introducing 3 new types of antiperspirants.

Fresh Veg Producers is a company owned by Cristina Zeamă, a young woman of 32 years old who managed to build a prosperous business in agriculture, a beautiful and tough domain.

Olympus, one of the biggest dairy products producers in Romania, launched its first bio greek yogurt from the Romanian market.

Unilever extended its portfolio of cleaning products for home and launched, in Romania, the Seventh Generation brand, having a sustainable approach, militating for the power of cleaning through the power of plants, for a greener and cleaner future, that will influence the wellness of the next seven generations.


VirtualCards is the application for mobile phone that helps you keep the fidelity cards in one place.


In July 2019, in grocery retail in Romania were opened 36 stores, in this account entering just the stores opened and officially released by the retailers.

GfK realised the annual study about the buying power in Romania in 2018.

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