The Supermarket Chains Profiles

GREECE


     
 

The company EGNATIA SA was founded in 1992 in Thessaloniki and was introduced to the sector of discount supermarkets in 2005. Since then, it is constantly expanding as it already includes more than 76 stores in Northern Greece and occupies over 1.200 people. During this time, it offers to all consumers a great variety in fresh products, superior quality, private label products as well as label ones, always in incomparable reasonable prices.

Web: www.discountmarkt.gr

   

 

 

XALKIADAKIS SA has been activating in the field of supermarkets since 1980. Today, the company consists of more than 40 stores all over Crete and occupies more than 1.300 employees. Principal goal of the company is the support and promotion of the Cretan products and Cretan nutrition through the stores. Also, in summer of 2004, it managed to become officially the first certified supermarket chain with the quality certification ISO 9001: 2000 and the Food Hygiene and Safety Certification, HACCP, for the overall activities by the Greek Standardization Organization (ELOT).

Web: www.xalkiadakis.gr

   

 

 

The Supplier and Consumer Cooperative of Limited Liability of Consumers of Crete was founded in 1979, by 482 founding members, based in the city of Chania. This first SYN.KA Super market opened in 1979. It was a small store with an area of 150 sqm and 6 employees. Since then, there has been a continuous development of the association, which was achieved mainly because it remained faithful to its basic principles and values. This fact gave it a great competitive advantage over the other supermarket chains, as a result of which it dominated first in the market of Chania and later the whole of Crete.

Web: www.synka-sm.gr

 

BULGARIA


     
 

Fantastico chain of supermarkets was founded in 1991. The company began its development and today it operates more than 40 supermarkets, with new ones opened every year. All supermarkets are situated in the aria around Sofia, Bulgaria. Fantastico currently employs more than 3 000 persons and each of them has a chance for professional carrier development. Our fruit and vegetable sectors are located at the entrance of each supermarket, the products of this area has the highest priority policy of Fantastico. Perfect quality, good price, variety of products and attractive merchandizing. As a responsible company, Fantastico seeks to provide a high quality of vegetables and fruits, therefore we work with local producers and/or import products directly from agricultural producers. Nowadays Fantastico has own import of vegetables and fruits from Poland, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Netherland, etc.

Web: www.ff-bg.net

   

 

 

The CBA chain of supermarkets was founded in 2003 and already owns more than 200 stores in 42 cities. On a daily basis, the company serves over than 200.000 consumers. The main asset of CBA is the combination of low priced products with high quality.

Web: www.cba.bg

 

CYPRUS


     
 

The company ELOMAS has been dealing with the retail sale of supermarket products for 15 years. It is an importer of many products of all kinds, mainly from European countries.

Web: www.elomascashandcarry.cy

   

 

 

Alphamega Hypermarkets are the largest and highest developing chains of supermarkets in Cyprus with 20 stores and 2200 employees to-date, in March 2022. The establishment of the first store took place in 1958. ALPHAMEGA supermarkets are owned and operated by the C.A. Papaellinas Group, a dynamic organization comprised of diversified companies in Retail, Distribution, Logistics and Media.

Web: www.alphamega.com.cy

   

 

 

The company KARMI UNIFRUIT LTD was established in March 1995. It started as a small family business which was founded by Mr. Alecos Sophocleous in 1976 and dealt with retail of fruit and vegetables. After almost 20 years and with the experience gained, Mr. Sophocleous realised the needs that arose in the sector of fruit and vegetables and consequently chose to deal with wholesale trade as well, and mainly with imports, to cover the needs of the Cypriot market. The first years of operation were difficult indeed, however through an unexpected acceptance by Cypriot consumers and careful development steps it soon became a leading company in Wholesale Trade of Fruit & Vegetables in Cyprus.

Web: www.karmigroup.com

   

 

  Steasa fruit Market was founded in 2010 and it operates in Athianitis Super Market Chain. It is one of the first fruit markets that operated in Nikosia and it offers the best quality fruit and vegetables in reasonable prices. Its main target is to have the best relationship among it and its consumers.

 

SERBIA


     
 

Aman is the biggest domestic retail chain in Serbia with more than 280 retail supermarkets in this moment and 3500 employees and it is constantly growing. It has over 30 supermarkets and 20 hypermarkets all over our country. Since 1992 till now, its needs are bigger and bigger every day and it is always in search for new partners. It imports different kinds of products from all over the world from food to clothes and products for house and household. Aman company has yearly turnover of 270 mill. €

Web: www.aman.co.rs

   

 

 

Veropoulos entered the Serbian market in 2000 and today is a symbol of great services. Until today, the company has invested over 50 million euros in construction of six Super Vero facilities - in New Belgrade, Konjarnik, Palilula, Vozdovac, Brace Jerkovic and Zarkovo. These are among the most modern supermarkets in the region, employing around 450 people. For the past years, Veropoulos has been a symbol of good service and has managed to gain loyal customers in Serbia.

Web: www.supervero.rs

 

   

 

 

Mercator was established in 2002, when the first Mercator Center Belgrade was opened in New Belgrade. It is located in Beograd (Novi Beograd), Grad Beograd, Serbia and is part of the Grocery Stores Industry. Mercator-S doo has 8,031 employees at this location and generates $796.80 million in sales (USD). There are 87 companies in the Mercator-S doo corporate family.

Web: www.mercator.rs

 

UKRAINE


     
 

The Ukrainian company INTEROVOCHI specializes in fruit and vegetable industry. The highest level of professionalism in this industry is our top priority. Turkey, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic are its main partner countries.

 

 

ALBANIA


     
 

Eco Market Food, with 20 chains of supermarkets all over Albania and with 25 years of experience in the Consumer Business activity, represents one of the biggest distribution players in the domestic market. The company, though the cooperation with wholesalers and by using both modern and traditional retail strategies, provides a total supply solution for food and beverage.

Web: bli.ecomarket.al

   

 

 

The hypermarkets CONAD ALBANIA are the only Italian chains of supermarkets in Albania. The first store opened in August 2006, whereas in January 2009 the warehouse of ConadAlbanise, the distribution company that supplies the entire network of Conad stores with local items by the parent company ConadAdriatico, started operating.Generally, the CONAD ALBANIA SH.P.K.group consists of 4 corporations with annual revenue of 26.21 million dollars.

Web: www.conadalbania.al/

 

NORTH MACEDONIA


     
 

Zito Company was established by Mr. Jovanche Gjoshevski back in 1988. The company, which has existed for more than 30 years in the domestic market and currently numbers more than 60 markets, is considered to be among the top 10 chains of markets in Northern Macedonia. Through the years, Zito Company has achieved many public recognitions, such as the award for best shopping facility in the category of supermarkets in 2010. 

Web: zito.com.mk

 

POLAND


     
 

ANECOOP POLSKA was founded in 1993 and consists a part of ANECOOP GROUP, an organization of Spanish corporates. ANECOOP, a leader in supplying and delivering fresh fruits and vegetables in the European market, comprises of 71 member cooperatives and companies with thousands of associated farmers. Internationally, the group exports to 85 countries. For the year 2020-2021, its sales exceeded 790 million euros. The expansion to the Polish Market contributes to more direct contact with local importers. A distinctive element of ANECOOP POLSKA is the modern logistics depot that offers a personalised service which can be adapted to customer needs.

Web: https://anecoop.com/en/