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Cash flow problems force Murfatlar to enter insolvency

Retail & FMCG March 26, 2012 13:55 0 comments

Constanta Court has approved the insolvency request of Romanian wine producer Murfatlar, the company has announced. Murfatlar was forced to take this step after being faced with cash flow problems, said Cosmin Popescu, the company’s…more »


Signs of frothing: beer market bottoms out in 2011

Retail & FMCG March 26, 2012 08:23 0 comments

Although nobody expects the record level of 20.2 million hl posted by the Romanian beer market in 2008 to be equaled anytime soon, the full half of the glass is that sold volumes stabilized in…more »

Willi Opitz

Austrian winemaker bets on the bat

Food & Wine March 26, 2012 08:12 0 comments BR Exclusive

What more fitting name for a wine that strives to blend the taste of the local terroir with modern techniques and comes from Transylvania than that of the mysterious bat? None – at least this…more »


Profi reopens Al Comsib stores after rebranding process

Retail & FMCG March 23, 2012 16:58 0 comments

All of the six Al Comsib stores in Sibiu which have been previously acquired by retailer Profi have been reopened after redesigning them. The value of the transaction was not made public. Profi now operates…more »


Cigarette prices go up in July

Retail & FMCG March 23, 2012 14:08 0 comments

The cost of cigarettes will go up starting with July 1 with the increase of the excise tax from EUR 76.6 per 1,000 cigarettes to EUR 79.19 per 1,000 cigarettes. A pack of cigarettes will…more »


New Look opens store in Oradea

Retail & FMCG March 22, 2012 12:15 0 comments

British fashion retailer New Look will open its fifth store on the Romanian market at the end of this month in the Oradea Shopping City center. The store will cover 480 sqm. Another two units…more »

Violeta Luca, marketing director Flanco

Flanco launches Black Week campaign, estimates EUR 8mln revenues

Retail & FMCG March 21, 2012 16:03 0 comments

After breaking the ice with Black Friday, IT&C retailer Flanco makes another marketing move to revitalize the market by launching Black Week, a discount campaign that will take place between March 22 and 27. Flanco…more »


Signs of frothing: beer market bottoms out in 2011

Retail & FMCG March 21, 2012 15:02 0 comments

After decreasing for two consecutive years, the Romanian beer market stabilized in 2011 at 17 million hl, the same level as a year before, according to the Brewers of Romania Association. Total sales amounted to…more »


Metro Cash & Carry Romania reports 7 percent sales decline in 2011

Retail & FMCG March 21, 2012 12:57 0 comments

German retail and wholesale/cash and carry group Metro AG saw sales decreases on several European markets mainly due to the sovereign debt crisis, high unemployment rates and austerity programs “that led to a buying restraint…more »

Mega Image Banu Manta

Mega Image opens two new stores this week

Retail & FMCG March 20, 2012 15:18 0 comments

Mega Image continues expanding its national network by opening this week a supermarket in Comarnic, Prahova Valley, and another in Bucharest on the Mihai Bravu Blvd. So far this year the retailer has opened 16…more »