News for the retail & FMCG markets

  • ABO Market closes

    …area of 5,000m2 and was a store-in-store concept where more than 800 Bulgarian farmers and producers offered their products directly to end users, with some of those goods unavailable in other retail stores. The space will be replaced quickly with a Billa supermarket.    »

  • Garry Weber back in Ukraine

    …the recent economic crisis, has returned to the country. The retailer opened its first store in Kyiv’s Gulliver shopping centre in October 2017. The outlet is 150 m2 and features clothes and accessories for both older and younger women under its Gerry Weber and Taifun brands. »

  • PMR Insight: Largest retailers in Ukraine

    Anna Sidorowicz-Pokrywka,
    Retail Analyst, PMR

    According to a ranking of the 200 largest companies in Ukraine by sales revenues in 2016 prepared by Biznes Tsenzor (, the largest Ukrainian retailer (and fifth-largest company) was ATB-market, the operator of the ATB discount chain, the Retail Ukrainian Association (RAU) reported.… »

  • opens first physical store

    The online footwear retailer opened its first physical store on 14 October – in the Focus Mall shopping centre in its native Zielona Gora. The store features dozens of interactive touchscreens allowing shoppers to select and order from’s vast product range –… »

  • ShopperTrack Index Poland - 9 October 2017

    …that are geographically scattered throughout the country. It shows the percent week-on-week and year-on-year changes in the number of visitors to selected shopping centers. ShopperTrak is now part of Tyco Retail Solutions, the leader in retail performance and security solutions. »

  • Rockcastle acquires Serenada and Krokus shopping centres

    … Rockastle has been an active acquirer in the Polish shopping centre sector since 2015. It bought Karolinka, Platan, Pogoria, and Solaris centres that year, and in 2016 it purchased Galeria Warminska, Bonarka City Center, Focus Mall Zielona Gora and Focus Mall Piotrkow Trybunalski.   »

  • Delko starts talks to acquire regional cosmetics distributor

    …to further development of Delko Group, boosting its revenues and profits, the company said in a statement to the Warsaw Stock Exchange. It did not provide any financials on PH Waldi, though. Delko had consolidated sales revenues of PLN 317m (€75m) in the first half of 2017.   »

  • FPH: Furniture retailers stand to lose big from Sunday trade restrictions

    …BRW has developed several likely scenarios as to what will happen, one of which assumes that the company will be able to recoup the lost revenue on the other days of the week. The sales plan for 2018 does not envisage a negative effect from the Sunday trade ban, Mr Wojciechowski revealed. »

  • Revenues jump for

    …online apparel retailer’s regional revenues increased by 60% to €41.5m. The company is present on the Romanian, Bulgarian, and Hungarian markets, with Romania accounting for 60% of the company’s turnover. It sold 2.18 million products in the eight months under review.  »

  • Higher sales of face and hand cream in Hungary

    …is concentrated in and around Budapest. Daytime face creams and general face creams represent three quarters of the category. The remainder is night-time face-care creams.  For hand creams, 80% of the sales are generated by drugstore chains and hypermarkets, with the former dominating. »