News for the retail & FMCG markets

  • MFG’s net profits halved in 2016

    …reality to which everyone is already accustomed. He said he assumes the market will not return to pre-crisis growth rates soon. Apart from Russia, MFG also has stores in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Georgia. In April 2017, it entered Poland with its Befree brand. »

  • Russians continue to spend less on food

    …in hypermarkets (-3%) and supermarkets (-0.8%) and grew at discounters and “at home” stores (+2.9%), Romir noted.  Romir calculates its average ticket index based on data on purchases by 30,000 customers in 180 Russian cities with a population of more than 100,000 people. »

  • Intermarche to make Warsaw debut already in 2017

    …PR. This past March, Intermarche said it would debut in Warsaw in 2018 by opening a 2,610 m2 store in Galeria Mlociny, the new mall under construction in the north of the capital. Intermarche has more than 230 stores in Poland, chiefly in the west of the country.   »

  • Bulgarian competition watchdog launches sector-wide analysis of retail, FMCG markets

    …of unfair pricing practices by some FMCG retailers, but subsequent investigations proved them wrong. KZK will investigate more deeply the pricing practices of local units of Kaufland, Lidl, Billa, Metro Cash&Carry, Maxima, Van Holding, Evro Hart, Vinterco-BG, Evropa-VN, Dar, CBA and Kome. »

  • Online produce market Farmhopping opens first store in Sofia

    At the beginning of June, Farmhopping, a Bulgaria-based online produce-delivery platform that serves as an intermediary between local, usually small farmers, and end consumers, mostly urbanites, opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Sofia. The store will offer more than 500 food products… »

  • Frankie’s keeps expanding

    …Hofman Laursen told franchising.pl. The concept originates from the Scandinavia. It opened its first branch in Poland four years ago in Wroclaw and presently has nine locations in five cities: Wroclaw, Warsaw, Poznan, Krakow and Olsztyn. Five are owned ones and four belong to franchisees. »

  • Carrefour to debut its nutrition label in Poland

    …said Barbara Kowalska, director of quality and sustainable development at Carrefour Polska. The SENS system divides foods into four classes according to their nutritional characteristics – ones that can be eaten very often, often, with moderation, and occasionally or in small quantities. »

  • Sizeer enters Latvia

    …Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania and Latvia. It plans to continue to expand in the region in 2017 and beyond. The company behind Sizeer is Marketing Investment Group (MIG), which also owns 50 style and up8 chains. MIG is also the Polish distributor of Timberland or Symbiosis. »

  • Meat & Fit Slow Food speeds up growth

    …salads, smoothies, milk shakes etc. It got a visual refresh in 2016. 7th Street’s eponymous concept, which serves American cuisine, has nine outlets at the moment and if the plans materialise, it will be overtaken by Meat & Fit for the number of locations this year.   »

  • OTCF will continue to add new brands

    …he said. It is also very important for 4F to try and penetrate Western Europe. Mr Klaja revealed his personal ambition was for Polish skiers to be able to buy 4F clothes in the Alpine countries. In 2016 OTCF’s sales revenues neared the PLN 1bn (€238m) mark.   »