Spar opens first hypermarket in Targu Mures

Dutch retailer Spar opened in Targu Mures a hypermarket, following an investment of EUR 3.6 million. The store has a total built surface of 5,200 square meters, within which 3,000 square meters represents the trade space and the ... More

Bulgarian electronics retailer Technomarket to enter Romania '07

Equest Investments Bulgaria Ltd. (EIBL), part of British-based investment firm Equest Partners, will launch on the Romanian market its Technomarket Europe consumer and home appliances retail chain at the beginning of 2007, the ... More

First "Tempo" trade center opened in Vojvodina

Company "Delta" opened trade center "Tempo" today (December 1, 2006) in Novi Sad, the first of the kind in Vojvodina. The tape was cut by the vice president of "Delta holding", Ivana Veselinović, in the presence of the ... More

Euromall network to invest EUR 150 million in Craiova and Ploiesti

French group developing Euromall commercial centers in Pitesti and Galati will invest EUR 150 million to build two new malls in Craiova and Ploiesti. They will have a total built surface of 110,000 square meters. The works for ... More

Gimrom Holding opens G’market store in Iasi

Gimrom Holding which operates the G’market supermarket chain, opened its fifth store in Iasi, being the second unit in the city. The new unit has a surface of 1,200 square meters and will include 13,000 traded items. Gimrom ... More

Property funds to build 100 mln euro mall in Sofia

London Sofia Properties and Salamanca Capital Investments have announced plans for a large-scale shopping center in Sofia with a cost of up to 120 mln euro. Bulgaria Mall will be located on the south-bound Bulgaria boulevard ... More

French "Interex" to open three trade centers in Belgrade in 2007

Company "CDE S Interex", which has already opened four trade centers in Serbia and which operates as a part of French trade giant "Intermarché" since it was founded, is going to have another three similar facilities built ... More

Mr. Bricolage opens its first store in Romania

Mr. Bricolage will open this week its first store in Romania in Bucharest, with an investment of some EUR 7 million. The unit will be situated between Calea Vitan and Mihai Bravu. According to the company’s representatives, ... More

Bulgarian toy retailer plans 5 store launches '07

Hippoland, the local children's toys and accessories retailer, plans to invest 9 mln levs in the opening of 5 hypermarkets in 2007, Dnevnik learned from company owner Marian Kolev. Two of the new outlets will be in Sofia and ... More

Delta M builds 85mn euros shopping centre

Serbian retailer Delta M has announced that it will invest 85 million euros to build a shopping centre in Belgrade. The company said it will provide around 30% of the funding for the project, while the rest will come from a ... More

Fourth Interex hypermarket opened in Serbia, this one in Šabac

After Čačak, Niš and Zaječar, the new Interex hypermarket was opened in Šabac in Janka Veselinovića Street on November 15, 2006. This will be the opportunity for the citizens of Šabac to buy ... More

Merkur and Delta discuss cooperation

Ljubljana daily Finance reports about a meeting between heads of Slovenian Merkur and Serbian Delta. Merkur’s director Bine Kordež met with Delta owner Miroslav Mišković in Belgrade, to discuss cooperation ... More

Balkan area retailers eye Bulgarian market

Serbia's Delta Holding and Croatia's Agrokor on Tuesday announced a merger of their retail arms, creating a Balkan retail giant with plans for an IPO in London in 2009, reports news agency Reuters. Delta has no presence in ... More

Delta and Agrokor announce merger

Serbian Delta and Croatian Agrokor have announced their strategic partnership. The two companies will merge their chain stores in the region. Delta M General Director Ivana Veselinović said that the retail portions of ... More

Company "Delta holding" interested in takeover of Croatian "Diona"?

The news that businessman Đuro Gavrilović made arrangement about sale of trade company "Dinova-Diona" with the owner of "Delta holding" Miroslav Mišković spreads among the business circles in Zagreb. ... More

Equest buys 51% stake in Bulgarian electronics retailer Technomarket

Equest Investments Bulgaria Limited (EIBL), the Irish Stock Exchange listed investment company focused on the Balkan region and primarily Bulgaria, Monday said in a filing with the London Stock Exchange that it has acquired 51% ... More

Food companies Fantastico, Billa and Piccadilly eye Bulgaria's food market .

EU food companies are actively sounding out the Bulgarian market ahead of the country's January 1, 2007 entry to the union. The EU food makers are seeking to establish direct contact with store chains in Bulgaria as well as with ... More

Metro turnover exceeded EUR 3 bln

The sales of German retailer Metro in Eastern Europe increased 15.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2006, to EUR 3 bln, the advance being supported mainly by the increase above the average reported in Romania and Russia. Metro ... More

Auchan hypermarket to be opened in November

The French company Auchan will open at November 7 its first hypermarket in Romania, in Bucharest, following an investment of EUR 40 million. The hypermarket will be situated in Titan area, having a total surface of 16,000 square ... More

"Idea" opened first hypermarket in Serbia

Company "Idea", property of Croatian olding "Agrokor", opened the first hypermarket "Idea ekstra" in Serbia on October 26, 2006, in which it invested 20m EUR and employed 250 people. General manager of that trade center, ... More