News for the retail & FMCG markets

  • DeFacto expands in Ukraine

    …Mall, which is currently under construction. The unit will be 1,050m2. The company entered Ukraine in 2018 with the launch of two units, one each in the Globus shopping centre in Kyiv and Rivera mall in Odesa, NAI Ukraine reported. The opening day of the new store was not disclosed. »

  • Dixy Group sales up 6% in 2018

    …RUB 11bn (€147m), EBITDA margin equalled 3.7%, according to the company’s financial report. As of 31 December 2018, the group operated 2,707 stores, including 2,537 DIXY convenience stores, 129 Victoria supermarkets, and 41 Megamart and Minimart compact hypermarkets. »

  • MyAuchan grows to 20 units in Romania

    …Petrom. Four more stores, including three in Bucharest and one in Craiova, are independently operated locations. The product range of the MyAuchan outlets varies from 2,000 to 4,500 SKUs. Auchan Retail Romania has in its portfolio 33 hypermarkets and the MyAuchan network of stores. »

  • La Mama records higher sales in 2018 and plans expansion

    …2018, which is an increase of almost 6%, year on year. The chain also plans to expand to other towns and cities in Romania as it is becoming more and more difficult to find suitable retail space in the capital, reported, citing the company’s representatives. »

  • Smyk to grow to 20 stores in Romania in 2019

    …opened in a retail park, after ones in Oradea and Bistrita. It’s worth noting that Smyk recorded RON 34m (€7.28m) in sales revenues in 2017, which is 54% more in comparison to the previous year. A preliminary sales assessment for 2018 and forecast were not yet available. »

  • Jysk reaches 70 stores in Romania

    …retail network in the city to three and in Romania to a total of 70 units, according to the company's website. Jysk Romania recorded sales revenues of RON 482.8m (€103.5m) in its 2017/2018 financial year, which ended on 31 August, a 33% year-on-year increase. »

  • Subway to expand in Romania

    …restaurant in this format will open in Pitesti, then the company will open additional street-level restaurants in the biggest cities of the country and continue its partnership with petrol stations. The chain has 38 units on the local market, including 17 in the capital, reported. »

  • Kaufland enters chemist market with K-Beauty concept

    …in Bucharest in February 2019. The store offers some 800 SKUs of cosmetics and about 70 kinds of perfumes, including items by L'Oréal, Rimmel, Maybelline, Burberry, Calvin Klein, and Gucci. According to local media, Kaufland invested about €70,000 in the shop. »

  • Cora to expand in Romania

    …more than RON 85m (€18.3m), with most accumulated in 2014 and 2015. The company recorded revenues of  RON 1.77bn (€380m) in 2017, or slight growth of RON 1.74bn (€374m) on the previous year. Cora operates 11 hypermarkets across Romania, four of them in Bucharest.  »

  • Auchan restructures portfolio in Russia

    …conditioned on the region, demand, and purchasing power of each unit’s regular customers. Auchan operates 314 stores in Russia and develops four retail formats, including convenience stores, supermarkets, Auchan City (smaller hypermarkets), and full-scale Auchan hypermarkets. »