SPAR Nigeria opens new hypermarket in Tejuoshop shopping centre in Lagos

SPAR Nigeria opens new hypermarket in Tejuoshop shopping centre in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria, 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the brand new Tejuoshop shopping centre in Lagos, SPAR Nigeria recently opened a SPAR Hypermarket with a sales area of 1,425m², attracting huge crowds on the opening day.

The Tejuosho Shopping Centre, the former Tejuosho Market, famous for fabric and garment trading, is an ultra-modern shopping centre and with room for 1,000 stores, this multi-storey building is one of the largest shopping destinations in the country. The brand new SPAR Hypermarket is the anchor tenant and will drive key footfall to the shopping centre.

The new hypermarket attracts shoppers through its broad product range. In addition to FMCG products, there is an extensive offering of fruit & vegetables, an instore butchery and bakery, a service counter with freshly prepared snacks and meals, dairy & perishables, a broad range of wines & spirits, electronics, home appliances, mobile phones and laptops – catering for the needs of modern consumers. In addition to this extensive product range, SPAR Nigeria offers a number of promotional items and services to shoppers such as gift cards, reward cards and consumer leasing services.

The SPAR Hypermarket targets consumers in Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, and the surrounding areas of Yaba, Akoka, Jibowu and Surulere.

With the opening of the new hypermarket, SPAR Nigeria now operates a total of six stores in the city of Lagos and 12 overall in Nigeria, delivering a total retail space of over 39,800m².

Watch this video of the opening of the SPAR Hypermarket in the Tejuoshop shopping centre in Lagos.

About SPAR Nigeria

The SPAR licence for Nigeria was granted to the Artee Group in 2009, a leading retail operator in Lagos. Progress has continued throughout the years in growing the SPAR presence in the country with the development of the brand through a combination of new build and conversion stores.

Both hypermarkets and large supermarkets are operated in key cities across the country, with ongoing development of retail expertise and the import of SPAR Own Brand products to complement the locally sourced ranges.

SOURCE: SPAR International

MEDIA CONTACT
info@spar-international.com
+3120 626 6749

 

Carrefour opens a new hypermarket in Warsaw with brand-new, completely original digital solutions

Carrefour opens a new hypermarket in Warsaw with brand-new, completely original digital solutions

 

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new hypermarket opened on 13 December in Warsaw. Its customers will be able to take advantage of its brand-new, completely original digital solutions, as well as range of new commercial concepts, including m-commerce type services, a restaurant right in the heart of the store and a line of checkouts that is not quite what they’ll be expecting.

It features nearly 13,000 food products over a sales area of around 2000 m². Customers looking for organic or gluten-free items – or products for diabetics – will be able to choose from around 800 products. The healthy food product assortment also includes the “Fresh produce market”, where customers can choose from a wide selection of fruit and vegetables. The hypermarket also stocks a wide selection of cooked meat products, cheeses, fish, bread and World Cuisine products. And for beer lovers, Carrefour sells a wide selection – a few hundred regional beers – in the alcoholic beverages section.

Customers can order any food products that are unavailable in the store via one of the 19 interactive screens – a new concept developed by Carrefour. Customers will need the Mon Carrefour app on their phones to place an order. Their shopping is then delivered to whatever address they specify anywhere in Warsaw, or it is prepared so they can pick it up from a Coolomat outside the shopping centre (parcel deposit system specifically designed for food products). With this new service, customers can now access any of the 16,500 food products available online at eCarrefour.pl, and around 6000 non-food products available at Carrefour.pl.

The other new feature which is not available in other Carrefour stores is the dedicated restaurant area. This is right in the centre of the Carrefour PRO store, next to the “Fresh produce market” section.  Aside from the ready-made dishes on sale (salads, sushi, tapas, pastries and fresh fruit juices), customers will be able to choose from a selection of meat-based, fish-based or vegetarian dishes prepared on site for lunch.

The line of 5 traditional checkouts and seven self-service checkouts has been designed in a somewhat different way. Instead of being at the store’s entrance, it is right in the middle – like in duty-free or clothes shops. This makes the store more open to customers. And like other hypermarkets in Poland, the store features checkouts for use with the Scan&Go service. Customers can use this service to scan their articles. They can then pay with their mobile phones and an electronic Masterpass-MasterCard wallet. And next to the Customer service point, a “Facturomat” machine has been installed. Customers will be able to use it to generate receipts for their purchases themselves.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

Source: Carrefour Group

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RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk

 

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk, Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessiya.

The new store is Lenta “compact” format hypermarket located in Cherkessk, 387 Lenina street. The store has a total area of 7,950 sq.m with 4,311 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. The store has 345 parking spaces and 18 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is rented by Lenta.

The new store offers a broad product assortment of 17,000 SKUs, which has been selected specifically for residents of Cherkessk and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce.

The new opening is Lenta’s thirty third hypermarket launch in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 224 hypermarkets in 81 cities across Russia and 78 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia and the country’s fourth largest retail chain. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 224 hypermarkets in 81 cities across Russia and 78 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,338,226 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,700 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 900 sq.m. The Company operates seven owned distribution centres.

The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 40,400 people as of 30 June 20171.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, both of which are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.

For further information please visit www.lentainvestor.com

Contact:

Lenta
E-mail: pr@lenta.com

NW Advisors
Russian Media
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

FTI Consulting
International Media:
Leonid Fink & Victor Pomichal

Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com
victor.pomichal@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

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RUSSIA: Lenta further expands in Nizhniy Novgorod with fourth hypermarket opening

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its fourth hypermarket in Nizhniy Novgorod. The store opened on premises formerly operated by NASH hypermarket.

The new store is a Lenta compact format hypermarket located at 11 Kominterna street, Nizhniy Novgorod. The store has a total area of 8,818 sq.m with 4,483 sq.m of selling space and is open around-the-clock, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 19,000 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Nizhniy Novgorod and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 1,000 parking spaces and 20 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Nizhniy Novgorod is Lenta’s fifteenth hypermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 206 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia and the country’s fourth largest retail chain. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 206 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,234,420 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,700 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 900 sq.m. The Company operates seven owned distribution centres.

The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 40,400 people as of 30 June 20171.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, both of which are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.

For further information please visit www.lentainvestor.com

Contact:

Lenta
E-mail: pr@lenta.com

NW Advisors
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

Международные СМИ:
FTI Consulting
Леонид Финк
Тел.: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

RUSSIA: Lenta opens new hypermarket in Perm

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its second hypermarket in Perm.

The new store is a Lenta compact format hypermarket located at 105 Geroev Khasana street, shopping center “Chocolate”, Perm. The store has a total area of 11,600 sq.m with 6,004 sq.m of selling space and is open around-the-clock, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 20,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Perm and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 530 parking spaces and 34 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Perm is Lenta’s fourteenth hypermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 205 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia and the country’s fourth largest retail chain. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 205 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,229,937 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,700 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 900 sq.m. The Company operates seven owned distribution centres.

The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 40,400 people as of 30 June 20171.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, both of which are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.

For further information please visit www.lentainvestor.com

Contact:

Lenta
E-mail: pr@lenta.com Russian media:
NW Advisors
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 (495) 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

International media:
FTI Consulting
Леонид Финк
Тел.: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

Carrefour opens hypermarket store in São Paulo in the new Jardim Pamplona Shopping Center

Carrefour opens hypermarket store in São Paulo in the new Jardim Pamplona Shopping Center

 

São Paulo, 2017-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Carrefour inaugurates an hypermarket store in São Paulo in the new Jardim Pamplona Shopping Center. The store has more than 5,600m2 and an assortment of about 34,000 products, with special emphasis on own brand products and fresh items, which add up to more than 4,000 products. The hypermarket reflects the evolution of the model developed by the company in recent years and brings together the best experiences of the New Generation concept, as well as adding a new selection of products, specialized services and technologies.

The concept of the new store focuses on the assortment of fresh products, with a Bakery, Rotisserie and Butcher’s counters with gained glass walls, enabling to see the manufacture in each one of these sectors and Carrefour’s rigorous quality control. While walking through each of these areas, customers have the experience of being in several specialty stores, but with the convenience of buying everything they need in one place, as the sectors are integrated and facilitate the flow of consumers. Altogether, of the 34,000 products, more than 1,000 are from Carrefour’s own brand, 100 of them with the quality seal of the Guarantee of Origin program. In the Market sector, more than 900 types of fruits and vegetables are available. In addition to a wide range of fresh organic products, special and exotic fruits, there are also the more than 130 types of fresh fish and seafood with daily delivery and sushi service.

The Butcher has more than 400 products, including several types of special, matured and exotic cuts. Added to this is the wide assortment of national and imported cheeses, as well as coldcuts and special varieties of salami. In addition to gourmet sweets, such as macarons, the Bakery offers a variety of homemade cakes, which is part of an assortment of more than 260 items – about 90% made by the hypermarket itself. Rotisserie products, meanwhile, add more than 530 items also produced in the store, which are part of a broad menu available daily. At the Cellar, you can choose from a wide range of wines, whiskeys, spirits and beers, with over 1,300 labels.

Specialized service by the employees of the Bakery, Rotisserie and Butchery, Fish, Sausage and Market sectors is one of the flagship’s highlights. For each type of service, the teams underwent full training focused on production, handling and service in perishables. In total, including training in all sectors of the store, Carrefour has invested in more than 24,000 hours of training for employees of this unit. This store alone employs about 900 people, with 560 direct employees.

On the upper floor of the hypermarket are the Home and Electronics sectors. Therefore, customers find products and services for their homes on a single floor. In total, there are more than 800 types of home appliances and electronics of the main brands, highlighting white goods, telecoms, computers and portable appliances, as well as the extended e-commerce offer on Carrefour.com, with thousands of products from leading brands. In the Home sector there are more than 3,600 products to furnish and decorate, with complete lines of household utilities and more than 400 bed, table and bath items, as well as pet and garden items. The store has an external flower shop. Customers also have home delivery service for purchases made inside the new store.

The store has 100% of its lighting from LED lamps, which are more efficient; a cooling system with natural gas and refrigerated counters with doors, which are more efficient and with reduce environmental impact; an intelligent energy management system; and a recycling station prepared to receive and correctly allocate various types of waste. In addition, the unit, as well as other stores in the network, will also be a partner of the São Paulo Municipal Food Bank with regular donations of products.

Hypermarket customers also benefit from the advantages offered by the Carrefour La Carte Pass. Among the other services offered by the store is a Carrefour Drugstore, with a wide range of traditional and generic medicines, full pharmaceutical and specialized care with a  dermocosmetics assortment.

Jardim Pamplona Shopping
Address: Rua Pamplona, 1.704, Jardins – São Paulo (SP)
Opening hours: from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 10pm; Sundays and holidays from 2 pm to 8 pm

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

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O’KEY Group names Ivan Dropuljic as Commercial Operations Director, hypermarket and supermarket business

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — O’KEY Group S.A. (LSE: OKEY, the “Group”), one of the leading Russian food retailers, announces the appointment of Ivan Dropuljic as Commercial Operations Director for the hypermarket and supermarket business.

All materials published by the Group are available on its website www.okeyinvestors.ru.

In the role of Commercial Operations Director, Mr. Dropuljic will combine under his management the Commercial Department of the hypermarket and supermarket business, Marketing, Space Management and Quality Control. Mr. Dropuljic is expected to commence his work upon receipt of all the necessary work permission documents. In his new role, he will be primarily focused on strategic and trade marketing, standardization and optimization of portfolio assortment and quality control, to support O’KEY’s strategic transition towards the compact hypermarket format.

Ivan Dropuljic, 37, has a long track record in the food retail industry. Since 2012, he has been Purchasing and Marketing Director and Member of the Board of Kaufland Croatia, one of the leading hypermarket chains in Europe (part of Schwartz Group, a grocery retailer with more than US$100bn in revenues), where during the last two years he was responsible for diverse international projects. Prior to that, he worked as Fresh Food Director at Kaufland Croatia where he achieved success in purchasing process optimization, which enabled the company to double its sales. Prior to that, up to 2007, Mr. Dropuljic held various positions at Pik Vrbovec and Jamnica. Mr. Dropuljic holds an MA degree in Economics from the University of Zagreb. He speaks Croatian, English, German, and Polish.

Miodrag Borojević, Chief Executive Officer of O’KEY Group, said:
“We are pleased to welcome Ivan Dropuljic to the management team. The Russian market is characterized by strong competition and high pace of growth which are driving our strategic transition. I strongly believe that optimization of processes and focus on the key aspects of our business, which Ivan will play a key role in, will enable us to complete our strategic transition in a timely manner and become a trendsetter in our market.”

Ivan Dropuljic commented:
“I am very excited to be joining O’KEY Group. I see enormous potential for the Company’s future business development given its unique customer value proposition and strong team of retail professionals. I believe that standardization of assortment portfolio and marketing mix, along with the modern and efficient supply chain, will enable us to meet the needs of existing customers and increase traffic across our retail chain.

COMPANY OVERVIEW
O’KEY is one of the largest retail chains in Russia. Its primary retail format is the modern Western European style hypermarket which operates under the “O’KEY” brand, complemented by O’KEY supermarkets. The Group is developing an innovative discounter format under the “DA!” brand. O’KEY is the first among Russian food retailers to launch e-commerce operations in St. Petersburg and Moscow,
based on its hypermarket assortment.

The Group opened its first hypermarket in St. Petersburg in 2002 and has since demonstrated continuous growth. As of July 10, 2017, O’KEY operates 109 stores across Russia – 72 hypermarkets, 37 supermarkets and 55 discounters under the “DA!” brand.

Disclaimer
These materials contain statements about future events and expectations that are forward-looking statements. These statements typically contain words such as “expects” and “anticipates” and words of similar import. Any statement in these materials that is not a statement of historical fact is a forward-looking statement that involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. None of the future projections, expectations, estimates or prospects in this announcement should be taken as forecasts or promises nor should they be taken as implying any indication, assurance or guarantee that the assumptions on which such future projections, expectations, estimates or prospects have been prepared are correct or exhaustive or, in the case of the assumptions, fully stated in this announcement. We assume no obligations to update the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in factors affecting these statements.

For further information please contact:
Veronika Kryachko
Head of Investor Relations
+7 495 663 6677 ext. 404
Veronika.Kryachko@okmarket.ru
www.okeyinvestors.ru

Source: O’KEY Group

O’KEY Group names Miodrag Borojevic as its new CEO of hypermarket and supermarket business

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — O’KEY Group (LSE: OKEY), one of the leading food retailers in Russia, today (22 March 2017) announced the appointment of Miodrag Borojevic as its new Chief Executive Officer of hypermarket and supermarket business. He will be succeeding Heigo Kera from May 2017. The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Kera for his distinguished service and tremendous contributions to O’KEY Group, where his leadership, experience and dedication led the company through a challenging macroeconomic and competitive environment, and laid down a solid foundation for O’KEY’s compelling business development strategy and growth prospects. Mr. Kera will hand over the CEO responsibilities by June to ensure smooth transition of responsibilities with Mr. Borojevic, and will continue to serve as Chairman of the O’KEY Group S.A. Board.

Miodrag Borojevic’s Biography

Mr. Borojevic, 48, has in-depth industry expertise in food retail industry. Since 2013, he has been Chief Executive Officer of REWE Italy, where he has achieved strong success in executing a business turnaround. Prior to that, from 2002 to 2013 Mr. Borojevic held various executive positions at Kaufland, one of the leading hypermarket chains in Europe (part of Schwarz Group, a grocery retailer with more than US$100bn in revenues), overseeing its operations in Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Mr. Borojevic speaks English, Italian, Russian, German, Croatian and Bulgarian.

Heigo Kera, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of O’KEY Group, said: “After two years of leading the company through difficult times and achieving the goals set by the board, I feel it is the right time for me to step down. During this time we strengthened the competitive position of our hypermarket and supermarket business, launched important strategic projects, improved the price perception of the O’KEY brand, adapting commercial policies to meet macroeconomic challenges, enhancing in-store shopping concept to make better experience of our customers and introducing the new compact city hypermarket concept. We have built a strong team of dedicated retail professionals which I have enjoyed working with in this challenging environment. I remain a strong believer in O’KEY’s unique business model and customer value proposition which would help it to take advantage of market opportunities to drive growth while maintaining high operational effectiveness.”

Miodrag Borojevic commented: “I am delighted to accept the offer to lead hypermarket and supermarket business of O’KEY Group. I strongly believe in the significant potential for further growth of O’KEY’s business, and see tremendous opportunity to add value for our customers, employees and shareholders in years to come. I look forward to communicating and executing our team’s exciting vision and strategy for the next stage of O’KEY business.”

COMPANY OVERVIEW

O’KEY is one of the largest retail chains in Russia. Its primary retail format is the modern Western European style hypermarket under the “O’KEY” brand reinforced by O’KEY supermarket. The Group is developing the innovative discounter format under the “DA!” brand. O’KEY is the first among Russian food retailers to launch e-commerce operations in St. Petersburg and Moscow based on hypermarket assortment. The Group opened its first hypermarket in St. Petersburg in 2002 and has demonstrated continuous growth ever since. As of March 22, 2017, O’KEY operates 164 stores across Russia – 74 hypermarkets, 36 supermarkets and 54 discounters.

Investor Relations:

e-mail: ir@okmarket.ru www.okeyinvestors.ru

Source: O’KEY Group

SPAR Hungary opens new hypermarket in Pest; creating 100 new jobs

Hungary, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ —SPAR Hungary invested more than €12.8 million in the development of the new store, creating 100 new jobs.

Located in the county of Pest, the latest hypermarket is part of a new shopping centre which was designed using environmentally friendly technology and is located at a busy motorway intersection. As part of its overall investment, SPAR Hungary also renovated the surrounding roads and the sewage system. A playground of 200m² was also created next to the hypermarket. With these investments, SPAR has significantly contributed to the infrastructural development of Érd.

“We have a lot of plans for development in 2017,” said Márk Maczelka, Head of Communications at SPAR Hungary. “It is important to keep modernising and expanding our network of hypermarkets. In our experience, people living in the vicinity of Budapest value stores that are easily accessible, with many parking spaces and a good product range – this is why we decided to go ahead with the development in Érd.”

SPAR Hungary opened its first INTERSPAR store in 1995 in the town of Győr. The 32nd INTERSPAR opened in November 2014 in Szekszárd and now, shoppers have access to the 33rd INTERSPAR Hypermarket in Érd.

The INTERSPAR Hypermarket in the new shopping centre is based on a concept that has recently been carefully designed by Hungarian and international retail experts. It makes use of good quality materials and energy-saving solutions. After passing through the entrance of the store, a market-like fruit and vegetable section welcomes customers, who can then proceed through the fresh bakery area to the delicatessen counter. The hypermarket offers a total of more than 20,000 top quality products. A new cashier information system enables faster payment, in addition to the traditional cashiers.

The Érd INTERSPAR offers several helpful services to shoppers. An electric car charging station in the parking lot is one such new service, enabling any type of electric car to be charged within one to six hours. At a mobile charging point in the entrance of the store, customers can also charge their phones. The SPAR-to-Go restaurant awaits guests with grilled products, sandwiches and salads made from quality ingredients, and other dishes prepared onsite are also available to eat or to take away. A free wi-fi service is available throughout the store.

Energy-efficiency played a key role in the development of the hypermarket. LED lighting has been installed throughout the store, consuming much less energy than traditional bulbs. The building’s heating is supplied from waste heat generated during commercial cooling, and cooling is provided using a cutting-edge heat pump system. Doors have been added to the fridges to ensure environmentally friendly operation.

In addition to the INTERSPAR, the shopping centre also houses a shopping area of 1,200m², where a coffee shop, a post office, a chemist, an optician and a jewellery shop will also open. The underground and the open-air parking lots offer a total of 377 parking spaces. Moving walkways enable visitors to easily move from the first floor to the centre of the store, the SPAR-to-Go restaurant and the entrance of the shopping area. A bus stop has been set up at the main entrance of the building, and a bus waiting area is also available.

Contact:

SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

LuLu Group opens new hypermarket at Al Messila in Doha

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2017-Jan-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — LuLu Group has opened a new outlet in Qatar at Al Messila in Doha. The new hypermarket, located near Fariq bin Omran was inaugurated by the Chairman of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassem bin Mohammed al-Thani. Prominent entrepreneurs of Qatar, Sheikh Khaled bin Hassan al-Thani, Hussain Alfardan, Ali Hussain Alfardan, Deputy Group President & CEO–Mena of Qatar Insurance Company Salem Khalaf al-Mannai, Ashraf Abou Issa, Nabeel Abou Issa, Ghanem al- Kubaisi, along with the CEO of Doha Bank, Group, R Seetharaman and the Indian Ambassador Periyaswamy Kumaran were present for the occasion. They were also joined by envoys and many senior diplomats serving in Qatar along with several high ranking officials from various government departments and other representatives from local business communities.

The Chariman for LuLu Group, Yussuffali MA, CEO Saifee Rupawala, Director Mohammed Althaf and other senior executives of LuLu Group were among the others present at the event along with a large number of residents. The hypermarket which is the 132nd such venture by the group is spread over an area of about 150,000 sq.ft. The place will serve the residents of Al Messila and its surrounding areas with ample car parking services and easy access.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Yussuffali MA said, “We are happy to unveil our latest hypermarket in Qatar which will bring world class shopping nearer to people. Our main emphasis is on showcasing the biggest range of ‘free from’ products such as gluten-free, lacto-free, suagr-free and fat-free which have been specially flown in from our own sourcing offices in the UK, US, Brazil and Far East. The excitement surrounding the opening has been building among the residents of the region for several months, and we believe this store will be as popular with shoppers as our other existing stores.”

The new hypermarket showcases a fresh food section which consists of a wide range of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, poultry, meat, fish along with a hot food and bakery section. There is also a large area which focuses on the department store that includes garments, electronics, IT products, stationary and home appliances. The hypermarket will also feature a wide variety of world-class brands and product lines at the ‘fairest ‘prices. The hypermarket is tailored to meet the needs of modern day shoppers, thanks to the world class interiors and well planned retail floor layout which gives importance to customer convenience.

“We are very excited about the economic stability and growth prospects of Qatar, under the visionary leadership of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and we are fully committed to play our role in the further development of this great country,” Mr. Yussuffali added.

“LuLu Group has always been a one-stop shop for the multi-ethnic community in the region with an international assortment of products which cater to the tastes and preferences of every shopper. Knowing the customer’s needs and providing them with quality products at reasonable prices has always remained the secret behind the success of the group across the globe.” A spokesperson added here at the event.

Contact:

Tel: +971 2 4182000
Fax: +971 2 6421716
headoffice@ae.lulumea.com marketing@ae.lulumea.com

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LuLu Group opens new hypermarket at Al Messila in Doha

 

Source: LuLu Group

Carrefour Romania opens new hypermarket in Veranda shopping centre, Bucharest

Romania, 2016-Nov-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 27 October, Carrefour Romania opened a new hypermarket in the Veranda shopping centre, Bucharest. The Veranda Carrefour hypermarket is Bucharest’s 12th, and the country’s 31st overall. The new store boasts a sales area of 7500 m² and a car park with space for 1200 cars. It employs 330 people.

A modern shopping experience
Carrefour Veranda has a number of new features – including a special Snack area where customers can relax while dining in a pleasant environment, enjoying Carrefour’s own brand products. This area extends from within the store to just outside it in the shopping centre. Customers can sit down at tables and spend time with their friends and families.
For the hypermarket’s busier customers or for the elderly who might need help with their shopping,there is a free home delivery services.

Customers can also try the new Carrefour Pay app at the Carrefour Veranda hypermarket. Available for Android and iOS, they can use it to check prices in the store and then pay for their shopping directly at the checkout using their smartphones.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

Carrefour Poland opens new hypermarket in Galeria Wołomin shopping arcade

Poland, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 6 October, Carrefour Poland opened a new hypermarket in Wołomin (just east of Warsaw) in the Galeria Wołomin shopping arcade.

Customers can choose from nearly 25,000 products. This includes a very wide range of local produce: nearly 240 varieties of fruit and vegetables. More demanding customers will appreciate the “World cuisines” counter and the store’s wide selection of healthy products – including more than 1200 organic, soya-based, gluten-free and lactose-free products, as well as products suitable for diabetics.

The hypermarket also has fresh bread cooked on site, a selection of pastries and a wide assortment of cooked meats and cut-to-order cheeses. The store features a conditioning chamber for beef and a meat smoker, so it is able to sell meats of the highest quality.

The whole shopping and checkout experience is very fast: customers have access to 13 traditional checkouts and 4 self-service ones. Around one hundred locally-hired employees are on-hand to help customers. The store is open from 8 AM to 10 PM Monday to Saturday and from 9 AM to 9 PM on Sundays.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

The Monroe Carrefour hypermarket in Buenos Aires reopens following major renovation

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Monroe Carrefour hypermarket in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has just reopened following a programme of major renovation work. In addition to the store being completely renovated, it now features a number of new services and technological innovations.

Even more services and greater levels of innovation
The store is now equipped with screens which provide customers with information about wait times at the store’s various stands and tills. Terminals are available where they can browse online catalogues, find out product prices or even scan QR codes to find out more information about products.

As far as the services that the store boasts are concerned, Wi-Fi is available throughout it and customers can borrow batteries for their mobile phones. They can also scan their purchases themselves and have their shopping delivered to their homes. And there are terminals where they can share their opinion with the store’s management.

As far as the store’s layout is concerned, the Market, Wine cellar, Perfumery and Home sections are particularly appealing.
The store has 100 employees and a total sales area of 4200 square meters.

Carrefour Argentina operates more than 583 stores under the Carrefour, Market, Express and Maxi banners. It is among the country’s largest private employers, providing employment for more than 20,000 people.

Press relations of Carrefour Group

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

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The Monroe Carrefour hypermarket in Buenos Aires reopens following major renovation

The Monroe Carrefour hypermarket in Buenos Aires reopens following major renovation

Hypermarket chain Giant to double the number of home-grown suppliers to support Malaysian SMEs

Giant to couple procucts to support SVEs 

SEPANG, MALAYSIA, 2016-Feb-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The owner of hypermarket chain Giant hopes to double the number of home-grown suppliers to support the growth Malaysian small-medium enterprises (SMEs).

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said 15% of products sold by Giant, which is owned by GCH Retail Sdn Bhd, are from homegrown SMEs.

“Currently, 15% of GCH Retail’s products are from Malaysian SMEs and in a discussion with them several months back, I asked if this number could be increased to 20% by this year

‘They have agreed and we also hope by 2020, at least 30% of their products are by local SMEs. “A few years ago, the number was only 7% but they have done well to reach 15%. ‘This is in support of Malaysia’s aim to become a high-income nation by 2020,” said Hamzah, after launching the GCH Retail’s new distribution centre here yesterday.

Hamzah, however, said increasing the participation of local SMEs would not be straight-forward as they had to adhere to the stand-ards set by GCH Retail

“GCH Retail told me they have their own set of standards and criteria for products. I am confident that if any SMEs can market their products with GCH Retail, it is of high quality as the products are also marketed in their overseas stores in Singapore and Cambodia.

Hamzah also urged local SMEs to visit GCH Retail’s new distribution centre to learn a thing or two about supply chains and logistics.

Located in Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, the new distribution centre is in fact an extension to an existing 450,000sq ft facility which was completed in 2010.

The new 155,000sq ft building will house a bonded warehouse of local produce for export to Singapore and Cambodia.

GCH Retail regional director for Malaysia and Brunei Datuk Tim Ashdown said the new facility will allow the centre to hanxdle more than two million cases per week.

“Having this facility that comes with the latest technology, we manage to reduce logis-tic costs for our suppliers, a result of the accelerated turnaround time of delivery truck to the warehouse by as much as 50%,” he said.

Mezzanine Floor,
Giant Hypermarket Shah Alam Stadium,
Lot 2, Persiaran Sukan, Seksyen 13,
40100 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia
Phone Number +603-5544 8888
Fax +603-5544 8646

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Hypermarket chain Giant to double the number of home-grown suppliers to support Malaysian SMEs

Carrefour opens its first Hypermarket in Kazakhstan

Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2016-Feb-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 11 February 2016, Carrefour’s franchise partner, the Majid Al Futtaim Group, opened the first Carrefour Hypermarket in Kazakhstan, in the city of Almaty, the country’s economic capital.

The “Grand Park” Carrefour Hypermarket has a sales area of 8000 m², located in a huge shopping mall counting 400 shops and 1200 parking lots.

The Majid Al Futtaim Group currently runs 162 stores – 71 Carrefour hypermarkets, 84 Carrefour Markets and 7 Carrefour City stores in 15 different countries.

SOURCE: Carrefour

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Carrefour opens its first Hypermarket in Kazakhstan

Carrefour opens its first Hypermarket in Kazakhstan

Carrefour’s first Italian store modernised

Carugate, ITALY, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour hypermarket in Carugate was the French retail group’s first Italian store, opening way back in 1972. Now it offers a new shopping experience and the world’s first Terre d’Italia restaurant, where customers can take a break from shopping to enjoy tasty, high-quality food. The renovated hypermarket is in Il Carosello shopping centre and has an area of 12,000 m2 with a totally new layout. Customers can now do their shopping immersed in an innovative experiential dimension thanks to a vast section entirely dedicated to fresh produce, household textiles and digital technology.

To emphasize the new orientation of the revamped store and the innovative shopping experience it offers its customers, the architecture is designed to appeal to all 5 senses. Sight: alternating colours along the checkout line, and lively tones in every section. Smell: of bread and cakes, fresh from the oven. Touch: all customers are welcome to pick up all touch-screen products, which are available in self service in the technology section. Taste: selected artisan produce for customers to try (as well as the restaurant). Hearing: a tranquil atmosphere with relaxing music on constant broadcast.

The new hypermarket is divided into 4 principal areas with a totally new layout. Innovative technology and multimedia are strongly in evidence in the “Fashion” and “New Products” areas (the latter also includes a section devoted to gaming and a newspaper kiosk), while the other 2 areas, “Market” And “Everyday Items” offer a wide range of traditional, authentic products, with local food and wine specialities featuring strongly. There’s also a new corner devoted to high-end fruit and vegetables, including many hard-to-find varieties, and a marketplace styled on a Middle Eastern souk, where the air is heady with spicy fragrances. For lovers of exotic foods and fish, the revamped store offers a Sushi Daily bar and a seafood counter that features specially made fresh fish dishes every day.  For the health-conscious, the new Carugate hypermarket offers a juice point and a whole section devoted to organic products and products for customers with diet-related disorders.

The new store format offers a more intuitive, customer-friendly shopping experience, with an emphasis on all-round service that’s unprecedented in Italian retailing. There’s also a totally renovated assortment of household products, an auto service point, and a paint mixing counter where customers can create their own shades of eco-sustainable paint. The media section (books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines, gift paper etc.) is connected to a play and relaxation area where adults and children alike can play, read and get creative. There’s also a Lego corner, a “shop in shop” with an excellent assortment of toys.

For technology fans, the 42 monitors located around the hypermarket relay all the latest news on products and special offers – and check out the Digital Mirror in the Fashion section. The appliances section features the latest kitchen technology including juicers and slow cookers, mobile technology from drones to wearable online devices, and new-generation home automation solutions.

The large section dedicated to fresh food includes bread baked in a wood-fired oven, made-to-order mozzarella, a new wine section with an exceptional selection of high-end labels, and a huge selection of confectionery in the Cake Design corner.

One of the biggest differentiating features of the new Carugate hypermarket is the butchery section offering the finest Italian cuts (Chianina and Piedmontese, predominantly) and a vast selection of marinated produce prepared to order by specially trained staff.

 

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Carrefour's first Italian store modernised

Carrefour’s first Italian store modernised

Carrefour opens 2nd hypermarket in Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia, 2015-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Our franchise partner – the Majid Al Futtaim Group – opened on November 11th 2015, its second hypermarket in Tbilisi (Georgia) : Carrefour East Point.

The store has a sales area of 4000 sqm and is located in a shopping centre which has car park with space for 2500 cars.

Press relations of Carrefour Group

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00
For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17
By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

SOURCE:  Carrefour Group

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Carrefour opens 2nd hypermarket in Tbilisi, Georgia

Carrefour opens 2nd hypermarket in Tbilisi, Georgia

MPPA through Hypermart became one of the winners in INDONESIA WOW BRAND AWARD 2015 Retail Sector, Hypermarket category

Tangerang, Indonesia, 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The prestigious award event, Indonesia WOW Brand organized by the PT MarkPlus Indonesia (MarkPlus, Inc.) was held at The Ritz-Carlton, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Through an intense consideration process on hundreds of brands, PT Matahari Putra Prima tbk. through Hypermart managed to become one of the winner in INDONESIA WOW BRAND AWARD 2015 Retail Sector, Hypermarket category.

INDONESIA WOW BRAND 2015 is an apreciation for the achievements by the brand based on research as one of the applications of the WOW Marketing theory. On the WOW Marketing theory in the era of connectivity, there are customers path changes, where before their brands selection decision was only influenced by individual decision, now it is influenced by many people (including the media).

INDONESIA WOW Brand 2015 Research on: Residential Property Developers, Shopping Mall & Retail Jabodetabek involved 575 respondents, which aims to determine customer path advocacy ratio based on the Residential Property, Developers, Shopping Mall & Retail. Respondents were randomly selected and interviewed by telephone on products purchased and consumed during the past month. Respondents representing middle to high (minimum upper-middle class) with the age range of 25-50 years.

Director of Public Relations and Communications MPPA, Danny Kojongian stated, “MPPA is proud to receive the Indonesia WOW Brand Award 2015. This reflects the positivity brand of Hypermart to consumers in Indonesia in accordance the Company’s commitment, to continuously provide the best of modern retail services in the middle of a challenging economic conditions.”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2014 Sales amounted to Rp 13,59 Trillion (audited), a growth of 14.1% from 2013. Net Income 2014 amounted to Rp 554,0 Billion, which grew 24.5% from Rp 444,9 Billion in 2013. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2014 Customer Satisfaction by Roy Morgan, 2014 Excellence Experience by Bisnis Indonesia & Carre CCSL, 2014 Top 500 Bronze Award by Retail Asia, 2014 Charta Peduli Indonesia by Dompet Dhuafa, 2014 Superbrand Indonesia by Superbrand, 2014 Best Senior Management IR Support & Most Improved Investor Relations by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2014 Most Admired Companies by Fortune Indonesia, and 2014 Most Admired Company by Warta Ekonomi.

For further information, please contact :
PT. Matahari Putra Prima, Tbk

Danny Kojongian,
Director Communications and Public Relations
Email: danny.kojongian@hypermart.co.id

Fernando Repi
Public Relation Department Head
Email: fernando.repi@hypermart.co.id
+6281393339727

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MMPA

Carrefour Brazil opens new hypermarket in the state of Espírito Santo in the south of the country

BRAZIL, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last Thursday 10 September, Carrefour Brazil opened a new hypermarket in the state of Espírito Santo in the south of the country. This “new generation” hypermarket offers 20,000 items, of which 1200 are local products, 200 are Carrefour Quality Line products and 1400 are Carrefour own-brand products. The new store has a surface area of 5500 m².

Directly or indirectly, the new store has created 470 jobs. 370 store employees have received over 4000 hours of training.

As part of its multi-format strategy, Carrefour is expanding in Espírito Santo state. After the recent openings of 2 service stations and an Atacadão cash and carry, the new Carrefour hypermarket in Vila Velha offers its customers yet another format.

A “new generation” hypermarket
The smartly designed market zone has sections dedicated to meat, fish, bakery, confectionery, cheese, cured meats, ready meals and fruit and vegetables, all in a spacious, open-plan layout. The bakery section offers 180 items baked on the premises. The butchery offers counter service as well as a self-service section with over 100 items.
A salad bar offers an extensive selection of salads and sandwiches for consumption in situ.

In non-food products, the new store includes a home zone with over 3400 items and an appliances section with all the latest hi-tech products.

A pharmacy offers a range of dermo-cosmetic products and traditional remedies.

Carrefour Brazil now has 33 “new generation” hypermarkets, and the target is 60 by the end of 2016.

A sustainable store
Preservation of the environment is built into the design of the new store. Some examples of the environmental features incorporated in the new store:
•    100% LED lighting.
•    The heat generated by the cold storage plant is recycled to the store’s hot water circuit.
•    Rainwater is also collected for recycling.

And to fight waste, unsold products are donated to local food banks. Store employees can also work as volunteers with local associations supported by Carrefour.

Address of store: Avenida Luciano das Neves, 2.418, Vila Velha – ES
Open Monday to Saturday 8 am-11 pm.

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Carrefour Brazil opens new hypermarket in the state of Espírito Santo in the south of the country

Carrefour Brazil opens new hypermarket in the state of Espírito Santo in the south of the country

“Magnit” announces the opening of its 181st hypermarket and 76th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, Russia, 2014-11-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of a new hypermarket and a “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 181st hypermarket and 76th “Magnit Family” store.

The 181st hypermarket (small format) is located at 37, Metallurgov prospect, Volgograd, Southern federal region, Russia. Assortment of the hypermarket consists of more than 7,600 SKUs, out of which about 70% are food items. There are 15 cash desks installed in the sales area. The outlet is owned by the
Company. The hypermarket is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 11 pm. The 76th “Magnit Family” store is located at 160, Maxima Gorkogo street (“Econom” shopping center), Donetsk, Rostov oblast, Southern federal region, Russia. Assortment of the store consists of about 6,900 SKUs, out of which about 91% are food items. There are 13 cash desks installed in the sales area. The outlet is leased by the Company. The hypermarket is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 10 pm.

For further information, please contact:
Timothy Post Director, Investor Relations
Email: post@magnit.ru
Office: +7-861-277-4554 x 17600
Mobile: +7-961-511-7678
Direct Line: +7-861-277-4562

Dina Svishcheva Deputy Director, Investor Relations
Email: Chistyak@magnit.ru
Office: +7-861-277-45-54 x 15101
Mobile: +7-961-511-0202
Direct Line: +7-861-277-4562

Company description:
Magnit is Russia’s largest food retailer. Founded in 1994, the company is headquartered in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar. As of September 30, 2014, Magnit operated 25 distribution centers and over 9,020 stores (7,891 convenience, 243 hypermarkets, and 886 drogerie stores) in approximately 2,000 cities and towns throughout 7 federal regions of the Russian Federation. In accordance with the reviewed IFRS consolidated financial statements for 1H 2014, Magnit had revenues of $9,979 million USD and an EBITDA of $1,045 million USD. Magnit’s local shares are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (MICEX: MGNT) and its GDRs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: MGNT) and it has a credit rating from Standard & Poor’s of BB. Measured by market capitalization, Magnit is one of the largest retailers in
Europe