One of the world's largest food retail operators Schwarz seriously interested in the Ukrainian market .
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In addition to finding a partner to develop a network discounter Lidl, the company plans to bring in Ukraine and hypermarkets Kaufland. Schwarz is looking for a site for shops, but it can buy and one of the existing networks. Now their prices have dropped in times, again to make Ukraine an attractive market for European expansion retailers, say experts, writes Kommersant-Ukraine. Representatives of Kaufland engaged in an intensive search of real estate to open stores in Ukraine, said yesterday the Polish trade publication Wiadomosci Handlowe. Sources Publication argue that Kaufland also in talks to buy a network of hypermarkets, comprising four shops. "The crisis created favorable conditions for release global networks on the market now costs retailers fell several times, " - The director of research firm GT Partners Ukraine Igor Of Google. "Ukraine is an attractive market. In 2008, the rating investprivlekatelnosti country occupied the 17th place, "- said a senior manager Russian office ATKearney Ivan Kotov. Of Google said that in Ukraine hypermarket segment has not yet developed: there are over 1 million inhabitants 1, 2 store. For comparison, in neighboring Poland - 7. "Kaufland, in contrast to from other European networks such as Auchan and Metro, is flexible enough requirements for area stores. This will facilitate her search sites "- adds he said. Help Schwarz Group brings together a network of super-and hypermarkets Kaufland mini- - 850 stores in Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Croatia and Bulgaria also has a network of hard discounters Lidl, which combines about 6 thousand stores in 19 countries. Turnover in 2008 - 35 billion Euro.
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