The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Romanian Food Retail Development in 2017

International retail chains present on the Romanian market expand at double-digit speed confirming the Romanian consumers' increasing demand and purchasing power. Romania has been for the last few years the most dynamic large market in Europe, with a GDP y-t-y growth of between 3.8% and 5.6% and a population of almost 20 million.

Purchasing power in Romania increased 12% in 2016 vs. 2015 while in 2017 Romanian salaries register the highest growth in Europe.

According to the National Institute of Statistics, the retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in Romania have increased by 13.7% in 2016 compared to 2015, while in the first five months of 2017, it grew with 3.4% compared with the similar period in 2016.

International food retail chains operating in Romania are:


Kaufland - part of Schwarz Group

Carrefour - part of Carrefour Group

Lidl - part of Schwartz Group

Metro Cash & Carry - part of Metro Group

Auchan - part of Auchan Group

Mega Image - part of Ahold Delhaize Group

Selgros - part of TransGourmet Group, controlled by COOP

Penny Market - part of Rewe Group

Profi – owned by Mid Europa Partners

Cora - part of Louis Delhaize Group

Profi - the most dynamic retail network owned by Mid Europa Partners PE fund - has registered in 2016 a turnover growth of 39% compared to 2015. It is followed by Mega Image, owned by Ahold Delhaize, with a TO growth of over 21% and Lidl's sales growth of over 18%.

In 2017, the expansion of the modern retail in Romania continues while new international retail chains announced market entry into Romania - the most dynamic large market in the EU.

In H1 2017, the retail sales of food, beverages and tobacco in Romania have increased by 3.5% compared with the same period of 2016.

Are you a foreign producer / exporter looking to enter the Romanian and regional market through an acquisition of a Romanian player? Looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Perhaps we can collaborate.

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