Grocery retail in Central Europe 2012 Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia Market analysis and development forecasts for 2012-2014

Grocery retail in Central Europe 2012

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia Market analysis and development forecasts for 2012-2014

The report focuses on the current condition and future prospects for the grocery retail markets in six Central European countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

Analysis is focused on market size, dynamics and major trends and changes in conditions as well as the ways in which those have impacted grocery retail. Reporting  includes an overview of key distribution channels and the main retailers operating within each major segment.

Corporate profiles of major market players and retail chains provide details on number of stores, sales level, latest investments, strategies, new concepts and plans, and more.

The report also features development forecasts prepared by PMR analysts for the grocery markets in the Central European countries and their particular segments.

 

Significant topics

  • In depth analysis of size and development of the grocery retail market and its key segments in six Central European countries
  • Vital distribution channels – their importance and development
  • Strategic data on chief market players and chains – sales, store count, private labels range, logistics centres, investment plans, etc.
  • Macroeconomic overview and demographic trends.

 

Get answers to popular questions, such as

  • What was the extent of the effects of the economic downturn on grocery retail in each Central European country, and to what degree have they experienced recovery?
  • What recent changes, including fiscal, takeover activity and new corporate entries, have influenced the Central European grocery retail? How have they influenced the markets?
  • How are major grocery retailers performing in terms of sales results and store openings?
  • What are major companies planning in terms of development and investment? 
  • What are the prospects for development in the grocery retail market in Central European countries for 2012-2014?

 

New to this edition

  • Bulgaria has been added to the five counties previously covered by the report
  • Detailed prospects for grocery retail development in the Central European countries for the period until 2014.

 

Unique information adds extra value to this report

This unique publication presents a comparable set of data for each of six CE countries – Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. It offers details on each CE market that enable readers to track its development in the CE region as compared to the other countries. The report also presents the Central European grocery retail market as a whole to highlight the combined position of the largest grocery retailers in Central Europe. The analysis draws from a wide set of data from a broad range of sources, including statistics, press reviews and interviews with corporate representatives. The condition and perspectives of the grocery retail market are crucial to professionals making decisions in a variety of related business sectors.

 

What are the most interesting facts about the current markets?

  • The retail grocery market is still under the influence of reduced consumer spending and uncertain economic conditions in Europe.
  • Central Europe is a dynamic market that is also influenced by continual takeovers, new players entering the markets in various countries, and the implementation of strategic changes within the grocery segment.
  • There has been an observable switch between store formats.
  • The Hungarian market has been severely impacted by legal restrictions.
  • The Czech grocery market suffers from a significant VAT increase.
  • Romania has experienced substantial expansion, with the continued possibility of new market entries.

 

Companies analysed in this report

Aldi, Ahold, Auchan, Bomi Group, Carrefour, CBA, Coop Group, Dansk Supermarked (Netto), Delhaize Group, Eko Holding, Emperia, Enterprise Investors, Eurocash, E.Leclerc, Fantastico-Supermarkets, Jeronimo Martins Dystrybucja, Louis Delhaize Group, Maxima Group, Mercator-B, Metro Grou, Mid Europa Partners, Musketeer Group, Real, Real Hungaria, Rewe Group – Billa, Penny Market chains, Schwarz Group – Kaufland, Lidl chains, Spar, Tesco.

 

This report is most useful to business engaged in

  • Starting or developing operations in grocery retailing or any food related business in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania or Slovakia
  • Analysis of the current situation and prospects in food industries in Central Europe
  • Monitoring of competitors’ performance and plans, in terms of sales, store expansion and development strategy
  • Estimating the value of grocery segments as well as sales and market share of grocery retailers and chains
  • Development of forecasts for grocery market development in the six Central European countries
  • Conducting in-house analyses of market position against rival companies in the market.

 

This report is a must-read for

  • Manufacturers and distributors of foodstuffs – both retailers and wholesalers
  • Companies that provide services for the retail sector
  • Consulting, research and analysis firms
  • Government institutions, embassies, universities and research institutes
  • Chambers of commerce, trade and industry organisations
  • Financial institutions (banks, brokerage houses, investment funds).

 

Extract from this report

  • As of end-2011, 12 players operated over 1,150 hypermarkets in Central Europe, that is nearly 13 per million inhabitants. In other words, one hypermarket serves on average close to 80,000 inhabitants. Slovakia and the Czech Republic are the most saturated CE markets.
  • Slightly more than a half of an entire grocery market in Central Europe is provided by hypermarkets, supermarkets and discount stores, so-called large-format channels.
  • Among the CE countries analysed, the highest per capita GDP figure is still that of the Czech Republic – this stands at approximately €14,700. At the opposite end of the scale there are Bulgaria and Romania, where GDP per capita is over two times lower. On the other hand, these two countries, as well as Poland improved most significantly over the last three years.

 

Market commentary by expert

Instability in the economic environment continues to impact the grocery retail markets in the Central European region, representing significant challenges in all of the Central European countries. In most CE countries,  rising prices of foodstuffs are the major concern for both customers and retail chains. On the other hand, inflation is often the single dominating contributor to the nominal increase  in market value.

Dominika Kubacka, Retail market analyst

 

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  1. Methodology p. 13

  2. Executive Summary p. 19

  3. Key macroeconomic and demographic indicators p. 33

    • Macroeconomic overview p. 33
      • GDP p. 33
      • Inflation p. 36
      • Employment p. 37
      • Wages p. 38
    • Demographics p. 40
  4. Grocery retail in Central Europe p. 45

    • Market size and market development p. 45
    • Current trends on the Central European grocery market p. 48
    • Largest grocery retailers in Central Europe p. 56
  5. Grocery retail in Bulgaria p. 61

    • Market size and market development p. 61
    • Composition of grocery market p. 63
      • Internet sales p. 65
    • Largest grocery retailers p. 65
      • Profiles of major players p. 68
        • Schwarz Group p. 68
        • Rewe Group p. 69
        • Fantastico p. 70
        • Delhaize Group/Piccadilly p. 70
        • Central Cooperative Union p. 72
    • Major distribution channels p. 73
      • Hypermarkets p. 73
        • Segment overview p. 73
        • Profiles of hypermarket chains p. 77
      • Supermarkets p. 81
        • Segment overview p. 81
        • Profiles of key supermarket chains p. 84
      • Discount stores p. 89
        • Segment overview p. 89
        • Profiles of discount store chains p. 91
      • Other p. 93
        • Small grocery stores p. 93
        • Profiles of selected networks of small groceries p. 93
        • Open-air markets p. 94
  6. Grocery retail in the Czech Republic p. 97

    • Market size and market development p. 97
    • Composition of the grocery market p. 99
      • Internet sales p. 101
    • Largest grocery retailers p. 102
      • Profiles of major players p. 106
        • Schwarz Group p. 106
        • Rewe Group p. 107
        • Tesco p. 108
        • Ahold p. 110
        • Coop p. 112
    • Major distribution channels p. 115
      • Hypermarkets p. 115
        • Segment overview p. 115
        • Profiles of hypermarket chains p. 119
      • Supermarkets p. 126
        • Segment overview p. 126
        • Profiles of key supermarket chains p. 129
      • Discount stores p. 133
        • Segment overview p. 133
        • Profiles of discount store chains p. 136
      • Other p. 140
        • Small grocery stores p. 140
        • Profiles of small grocery store chains p. 140
        • Open-air markets p. 146
  7. Grocery retail in Hungary p. 147

    • Market size and market development p. 147
    • Composition of the grocery market p. 150
      • Internet sales p. 152
    • Largest grocery retailers p. 154
      • Profiles of major players p. 157
        • Tesco p. 157
        • CBA p. 158
        • Coop p. 160
        • Spar p. 161
        • Real p. 163
    • Major distribution channels p. 164
      • Hypermarkets p. 164
        • Segment overview p. 164
        • Profiles of hypermarket chains p. 168
      • Supermarkets p. 172
        • Segment overview p. 172
        • Profiles of key supermarket chains p. 174
      • Discount stores p. 177
        • Segment overview p. 177
        • Profiles of discount store chains p. 181
      • Other p. 185
        • Small grocery stores p. 185
        • Profiles of selected small grocery stores chains p. 186
        • Open-air markets p. 187
  8. Grocery retail in Poland p. 189

    • Market size and market development p. 189
    • Composition of the grocery market p. 191
      • Internet sales p. 192
    • Largest grocery retailers p. 195
      • Profiles of major players p. 197
        • Jeronimo Martins Dystrybucja p. 197
        • Schwarz Group p. 198
        • Emperia Trading Group p. 199
        • Tesco p. 200
        • Eurocash Capital Group p. 202
        • Carrefour p. 204
        • Auchan p. 205
        • Real (Metro Group) p. 206
        • Bomi Capital Group p. 207
        • ITM (Intermarche) p. 209
    • Major distribution channels p. 210
      • Hypermarkets p. 210
        • Segment overview p. 210
        • Profiles of hypermarket chains p. 214
      • Supermarkets p. 222
        • Segment overview p. 222
        • Profiles of key supermarket chains p. 226
      • Discount stores p. 239
        • Segment overview p. 239
        • Profiles of discount store chains p. 243
      • Other p. 247
        • Small grocery stroes p. 247
        • Profiles of small grocery store chains p. 248
        • Open-air markets p. 257
  9. Grocery retail in Romania p. 259

    • Market size and market development p. 259
    • Composition of the grocery market p. 261
      • Internet sales p. 263
    • Largest grocery retailers p. 264
      • Profiles of major players p. 266
        • Schwarz Group p. 266
        • Carrefour p. 267
        • Metro Group p. 267
        • Rewe Group p. 268
        • Auchan Romania p. 269
    • Major distribution channels p. 269
      • Hypermarkets p. 269
        • Segment overview p. 269
        • Profiles of hypermarket chains p. 273
      • Supermarkets p. 278
        • Segment overview p. 278
        • Profiles of key supermarket chains p. 280
      • Discount stores p. 285
        • Segment overview p. 285
        • Profiles of discount store chains p. 289
      • Other p. 293
        • Small grocery stores p. 293
        • Profiles of selected networks of small groceries p. 294
        • Open-air markets p. 295
  10. Grocery retail in Slovakia p. 297

    • Market size and market development p. 297
    • Composition of the grocery market p. 299
      • Internet sales p. 300
    • Largest grocery retailers p. 301
      • Profiles of major players p. 303
        • Tesco p. 303
        • Coop Slovakia consumer cooperative p. 305
        • Schwarz Group p. 307
        • Rewe Group p. 308
        • CBA p. 308
        • Ahold p. 309
    • Major distribution channels p. 310
      • Hypermarkets p. 310
        • Segment overview p. 310
        • Profiles of hypermarket chains p. 313
      • Supermarkets p. 317
        • Segment overview p. 317
        • Profiles of key supermarket chains p. 319
      • Discount stores p. 321
        • Segment overview p. 321
        • Profiles of discount store chains p. 324
      • Other p. 325
        • Small grocery stores p. 325
        • Profiles of small grocery store chains p. 326
        • Open-air markets p. 327
  11. List of graphs p. 329

  12. List of tables p. 333

  13. About PMR p. 339

  14. Contact PMR p. 340

List of graphs

  1. Value (BGN m) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in Bulgaria, 2008-2014      22
  2. Value (CZK bn) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in the Czech Republic, 2008-2014      24
  3. Value (HUF bn) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in Hungary, 2008-2014      26
  4. Value (PLN bn) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in Poland, 2008-2014      27
  5. Value (RON m) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in Romania, 2007-2014      29
  6. Value (€ m) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in Slovakia, 2008-2014      31
  7. Total GDP in Central Europe (€ bn), 2008-2014      34
  8. GDP of the CE region, by country (€ bn, %), 2011      34
  9. GDP real change in Central European countries (%, y-o-y, constant prices), 2008-2014      35
  10. CPI in Central European countries (%), 2008-2014      37
  11. Unemployment rates in Central European countries (%, y-o-y), 2008-2014      38
  12. Average monthly gross wages in Central European countries (€), 2008-2014       39
  13. Population of Central European countries (million, %), 2010      40
  14. Urban population in Central European countries (%), 2010      41
  15. Number of large cities in Central European countries, 2010      41
  16. Population of capitals in Central European countries (million and % of country’s total population), 2010      42
  17. Population of cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants in Central European countries (million and % of country’s total population), 2010      43
  18. Value (€ bn) and change (%, y-o-y) of the grocery market in Central Europe, 2008-2014      46
  19. Change in the value of the grocery market in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia (%, y-o-y), 2008-2014      46
  20. Grocery market in Central Europe, by countries (%), 2011      47
  21. CPI for food and non-alcoholic beverages in the CE countries, 2008-Q1 2012      48
  22. Value (BGN m) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in Bulgaria, 2008-2014      62
  23. Share of distribution channels in the grocery retail market in Bulgaria (%), 2008, 2011 and 2014      64
  24. Shares of top 10 retail players in the grocery market in Bulgaria (%), 2010      66
  25. Estimated shares of top 10 retail players in the grocery market in Bulgaria (%), 2011      67
  26. Schwarz Group’s sales (BGN m) and store count, by chain, 2011      68
  27. Rewe Group’s sales (BGN m) and store count, by chain, 2011      69
  28. Value (BGN m) and change (%) of the hypermarket segment in Bulgaria, 2008-2014      74
  29. Shares of chains in the hypermarket segment in Bulgaria, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      74
  30. Total number of hypermarkets in Bulgaria, 2007-2012      75
  31. Average area of hypermarket chains in Bulgaria (m2), 2011      76
  32. Value (BGN m) and change (%) of the supermarket segment in Bulgaria, 2008-2014      81
  33. Shares of key chains in the supermarket segment in Bulgaria, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      82
  34. Value (BGN m) and change (%) of the discount store segment in Bulgaria, 2010-2014      89
  35. Shares of chains in the discount store segment in Bulgaria, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      90
  36. Value (CZK bn) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in the Czech Republic, 2008-2014      98
  37. Share of distribution channels in the grocery retail market in the Czech Republic (%), 2008, 2011 and 2014      100
  38. Shares of top 10 retail players in grocery market in the Czech Republic (%), 2010      104
  39. Estimated shares of top 10 retail players in grocery market in the Czech Republic (%), 2011      105
  40. Coop store count in the Czech Republic (%), by chains, 2011      113
  41. Estimated Coop sales in the Czech Republic (%), by chains, 2011      113
  42. Value (CZK bn) and change (%) of the hypermarket segment in the Czech Republic, 2008-2014      116
  43. Shares of chains in the hypermarket segment in the Czech Republic, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      116
  44. Total number of hypermarkets in the Czech Republic, 2007-2012      116
  45. Value (CZK bn) and change (%) of the supermarket segment in the Czech Republic, 2008-2014      126
  46. Shares of key chains in the supermarket segment in the Czech Republic by sales value (%), 2010-2011      127
  47. Value (CZK bn) and change (%) of the discount store segment in the Czech Republic, 2008-2014      134
  48. Total number of discount stores in the Czech Republic, 2007-2012      134
  49. Shares of chains in the discount store segment in the Czech Republic, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      135
  50. Value (HUF bn) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in Hungary, 2008-2014      149
  51. Share of distribution channels in the grocery retail market in Hungary (%), 2008, 2011 and 2014       151
  52. Shares of top 10 retail players in the grocery market in Hungary (%), 2010      155
  53. Estimated shares of top 10 retail players in the grocery market in Hungary (%), 2011      156
  54. Value (HUF bn) and change (%) of the hypermarket segment in Hungary, 2008-2014      164
  55. Shares of chains in the hypermarket segment in Hungary, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      165
  56. Total number of hypermarkets in Hungary, 2008-2012      166
  57. Average area of hypermarket chains in Hungary (m2), 2011      167
  58. Value (HUF bn) and change (%) of the supermarket segment in Hungary, 2008-2014      172
  59. Estimated share of chains in the supermarkets segment in Hungary, by sales value (%), 2011       173
  60. Value (HUF bn) and change (%) of the discount store segment in Hungary, 2008-2014      178
  61. Total number of discount stores in Hungary, 2008-2012      179
  62. Shares of chains in the discount store segment in Hungary, by sales value (%), 2010-2011       180
  63. Value (PLN bn) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in Poland, 2008-2014      190
  64. Share of distribution channels in the grocery retail market in Poland (%), 2008, 2011 and 2014      191
  65. Shares of top 10 retail players in the grocery market in Poland (%), 2010      196
  66. Estimated shares of top 10 retail players in the grocery market in Poland (%), 2011      196
  67. Value (PLN m) and change (%) of the hypermarket segment in Poland, 2008-2014      211
  68. Shares of chains in the hypermarket segment in Poland, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      212
  69. Total number of hypermarkets in Poland, 2007-2012      212
  70. Average selling area of hypermarket chains in Poland (m2), 2011      214
  71. Value (PLN m) and change (%) of the supermarket segment in Poland, 2008-2014      222
  72. Shares of key chains in the supermarket segment in Poland, by sales value (%), 2010      223
  73. Shares of key chains in the supermarket segment in Poland, by sales value (%), 2011      224
  74. Value (PLN m) and change (%) of the discount store segment in Poland, 2008-2014      240
  75. Total number of discount stores in Poland, 2007-2012      241
  76. Shares of chains in the discount store segment in Poland, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      241
  77. Value (RON m) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in Romania, 2007-2014      260
  78. Share of distribution channels in the grocery retail market in Romania (%), 2008, 2011 and 2014      261
  79. Shares of top 10 retail players in the grocery market in Romania (%), 2010      264
  80. Estimated shares of top 10 retail players in the grocery market in Romania (%), 2011      265
  81. Schwarz Group’s sales (RON m) and store count, by chain, 2011      266
  82. Rewe Group’s retail sales (RON m) and store count, by chain, 2011      268
  83. Value (RON m) and change (%) of the hypermarket segment in Romania, 2007-2014      270
  84. Shares of chains in the hypermarket segment in Romania, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      270
  85. Total number of hypermarkets in Romania, 2008-2012      271
  86. Average area of hypermarket chains in Romania (m2), 2011      272
  87. Value (RON m) and change (%) of the supermarket segment in Romania, 2007-2014      279
  88. Shares of chains in the supermarket segment in Romania by sales value (%), 2010-2011      279
  89. Value (RON m) and change (%) of the discount store segment in Romania, 2007-2014      286
  90. Shares of chains in the discount segment in Romania, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      286
  91. Total number of discount stores in Romania, 2008-2012      287
  92. Average area of discount store chains in Romania (m2), 2011      288
  93. Value (€ m) and change (%) of grocery retail sales in Slovakia, 2008-2014      298
  94. Share of distribution channels in the grocery retail market in Slovakia (%), 2008, 2011 and 2014       299
  95. Shares of top 7 retail players in the grocery market in Slovakia (%), 2010      302
  96. Estimated shares of top 7 retail players in the grocery market in Slovakia (%), 2011      302
  97. Value (€ m) and change (%) of the hypermarket segment in Slovakia, 2008-2014      310
  98. Shares of chains in the hypermarket segment in Slovakia, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      311
  99. Total number of hypermarkets in Slovakia, 2007-2012      311
  100. Average selling area of hypermarket chains in Slovakia (m2), 2011      312
  101. Value (€ m) and change (%) of the supermarket segment in Slovakia, 2008-2014      317
  102. Shares of key chains in the supermarket segment in Slovakia, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      318
  103. Value (€ m) and change (%) of the discount store segment in Slovakia, 2008-2014      321
  104. Total number of discount stores in Slovakia, 2007-2012      322
  105. Shares of key chains in the discount store segment in Slovakia, by sales value (%), 2010-2011      323
     

List of tables

  1. Key economic and demographic indicators concerning CE countries      19
  2. Number of cities in Central European countries, by population, 2010      42
  3. Top 20 cities in Central Europe by number of residents, 2010      43
  4. Grocery sales in selected CE countries (€ m), 2008-2014      47
  5. Internet access and use in the CE countries, 2011      49
  6. New entrants in Central Europe, international chains, 2009-2011      53
  7. Estimated share of key distribution channels in the grocery markets in Central Europe, 2011      53
  8. Hypermarkets in CE countries, 2011      54
  9. Supermarkets in CE countries, 2011      54
  10. Discount stores in CE countries, 2011      55
  11. Share of top players in Central Europe (%), 2011e      56
  12. Market leaders in CE countries, 2011      57
  13. Leading chains in CE countries, 2011      57
  14. 20 largest grocery players in Central Europe, by sales (€ m), 2011      57
  15. International grocery chains in Central Europe with regional presence, by store count, 2011      58
  16. International grocery chains in Central Europe, by sales (€ m), 2011      59
  17. Macroeconomic and demographic indicators for Bulgaria, 2008-2014      61
  18. Top 10 grocery retail players in Bulgaria, by sales revenue (BGN m), 2010-2011      66
  19. Top 10 retail chains in Bulgaria, by sales revenue (BGN m), 2010-2011      67
  20. Key data concerning the Schwarz Group in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      68
  21. Key data concerning the Rewe Group in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      69
  22. Key data concerning Piccadilly in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      70
  23. Key data concerning Central Cooperative Union in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      72
  24. Hypermarkets in the largest Bulgarian cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants, 2011      75
  25. Hypermarket chains in Bulgaria, by sales (BGN m) and store count, 2010-2011      76
  26. Key data concerning Kaufland in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      77
  27. Key data concerning Carrefour in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      78
  28. Key data concerning Hit in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      79
  29. Key data concerning Roda hypermarkets in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      80
  30. Major supermarket chains in Bulgaria, by sales (BGN m) and store count, 2010-2011      82
  31. Key data concerning Billa supermarkets in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      84
  32. Key data concerning Fantastico in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      85
  33. Key data concerning T Market in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      86
  34. Key data concerning Evropa supermarkets in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      87
  35. Key data concerning CBA stores in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      88
  36. Discount stores in the largest Bulgarian cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants, 2011      90
  37. Discount store chains in Bulgaria, by sales (BGN m) and store count, 2010-2011      91
  38. Key data concerning Lidl in Bulgaria, 2010-2011      91
  39. Key data concerning Penny Market in Bulgaria, 2008-2011      92
  40. Macroeconomic and demographic indicators for the Czech Republic, 2008-2014      97
  41. Top 10 grocery retail players in the Czech Republic, by sales revenue (CZK bn), 2010-2011      104
  42. Top 10 retail chains in the Czech Republic, by sales revenue (CZK bn), 2010-2011      105
  43. Key data concerning the Schwarz Group in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      106
  44. Key data concerning the Rewe Group in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      107
  45. Key data concerning Tesco in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      108
  46. Key data concerning Ahold in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      110
  47. Key data concerning the Coop Group in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      112
  48. Hypermarkets in the largest Czech cities of more than 70,000 inhabitants, 2011      118
  49. Average selling area of hypermarket chains in the Czech Republic (m2), 2011      118
  50. Hypermarket chains in the Czech Republic, by sales (CZK bn) and store count, 2010-2011      119
  51. Key data concerning Kaufland in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      119
  52. Key data concerning Tesco hypermarkets in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      121
  53. Key data concerning Albert hypermarkets in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      122
  54. Key data concerning Globus in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      123
  55. Key data concerning Interspar hypermarkets in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      124
  56. Average selling area of key supermarket chains in the Czech Republic (m2), 2011      128
  57. Major supermarket chains in the Czech Republic, by sales (CZK bn) and store count, 2010-2011      128
  58. Key data concerning Billa in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      129
  59. Key data concerning Albert supermarkets in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      130
  60. Key data concerning Tesco supermarkets in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      131
  61. Key data concerning the Coop Tip chain in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      131
  62. Key data concerning the Coop Terno chain in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      132
  63. Discount stores in the largest Czech cities of more than 70,000 inhabitants, 2011      135
  64. Discount store chains in the Czech Republic, by sales (CZK bn) and store count, 2010-2011      136
  65. Key data concerning Penny Market in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      136
  66. Key data concerning Lidl discount stores in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      137
  67. Key data concerning Norma discount stores in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      138
  68. Key data concerning Coop Diskont chain in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      139
  69. Key data concerning Hruska stores in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      140
  70. Key data concerning Coop Tuty chain in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      141
  71. Key data concerning Tesco Expres in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      142
  72. Key data concerning Zabka stores in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      142
  73. Key data concerning Spar Sumava chain stores in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      143
  74. Key data concerning the Bala network in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      144
  75. Key data concerning Brnenka stores in the Czech Republic, 2008-2011      145
  76. Macroeconomic and demographic indicators for Hungary, 2008-2014      147
  77. Top 10 grocery retail players in Hungary, by sales revenue (HUF bn), 2010-2011      155
  78. Top 5 retail chains in Hungary, by sales revenue (HUF bn), 2010-2011      156
  79. Key data concerning Tesco in Hungary, 2008-2011      157
  80. Key data concerning CBA in Hungary, 2008-2011      158
  81. Key data concerning Coop in Hungary, 2008-2011      160
  82. Key characteristics of the main Coop chains in Hungary, 2012      160
  83. Key data concerning Spar in Hungary, 2008-2011      161
  84. Key data concerning Real in Hungary, 2008-2011      163
  85. Hypermarkets in the largest Hungarian cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants, 2011      167
  86. Hypermarket chains in Hungary, by sales (HUF bn) and store count, 2010-2011      167
  87. Key data concerning Tesco hypermarkets in Hungary, 2008-2011      168
  88. Key data concerning Auchan in Hungary, 2008-2011      169
  89. Key data concerning Interspar in Hungary, 2008-2011      170
  90. Key data concerning Cora in Hungary, 2008-2011      171
  91. Average area of key supermarket chains in Hungary (m2), 2011      173
  92. Selected supermarket chains in Hungary, by sales (HUF bn) and store count, 2010-2011      174
  93. Key data concerning Spar supermarkets in Hungary, 2008-2011      174
  94. Key data concerning Tesco supermarkets in Hungary, 2008-2011      175
  95. Key data concerning Match in Hungary, 2008-2011      176
  96. Discount stores in the largest Hungarian cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants, April 2012      180
  97. Discount store chains in Hungary, by sales (HUF bn) and store count, 2010-2011      181
  98. Key data concerning Lidl in Hungary, 2008-2011      181
  99. Key data concerning Penny Market in Hungary, 2008-2011      182
  100. Key data concerning Aldi in Hungary, 2008-2011      183
  101. Key data concerning Profi in Hungary, 2008-2011      184
  102. Key data concerning Cent in Hungary, 2009-2011      184
  103. Macroeconomic and demographic indicators for Poland, 2008-2014      189
  104. Top 10 grocery retail players in Poland, by sales revenue (PLN m), 2010-2011      195
  105. Top 10 retail chains in Poland, by sales revenue (PLN m), 2010-2011      197
  106. Key data concerning Biedronka in Poland, 2008-2011      197
  107. Key data concerning the Schwarz Group in Poland, 2008-2011      198
  108. Key data concerning the Emperia Trading Group in Poland, 2008-2011      199
  109. Retail chains of Emperia Group in Poland, 2009-2011      199
  110. Key data concerning Tesco in Poland, 2008-2011      200
  111. Key data concerning the Eurocash Group in Poland, 2008-2011      202
  112. Retail chains of Eurocash in Poland, 2009-2011      203
  113. Key data concerning Carrefour in Poland, 2008-2011      204
  114. Key data concerning the Auchan Group in Poland, 2008-2011      205
  115. Key data concerning GK Bomi in Poland, 2008-2011      207
  116. Retail chains of GK Bomi in Poland, 2009-2011      208
  117. Key data concerning Intermarche chains in Poland, 2008-2011      209
  118. Hypermarkets in 20 largest Polish cities, 2011      213
  119. Hypermarket chains in Poland, by sales (PLN m) and store count, 2010-2011      214
  120. Key data concerning Tesco hypermarkets in Poland, 2008-2011      214
  121. Key data concerning Auchan hypermarkets in Poland, 2008-2011      216
  122. Key data concerning Kaufland hypermarkets in Poland, 2008-2011      217
  123. Key data concerning Real hypermarkets in Poland, 2008-2011      218
  124. Key data concerning Carrefour hypermarkets in Poland, 2008-2011      219
  125. Key data concerning E.Leclerc hypermarkets in Poland, 2008-2011      220
  126. Major supermarket chains in Poland, by sales (PLN m) and store count, 2010-2011      225
  127. Key data concerning Tesco supermarkets in Poland, 2008-2011      226
  128. Key data concerning Intermarche chain stores in Poland, 2008-2011      227
  129. Key data concerning Polomarket chain stores in Poland, 2008-2011      229
  130. Key data concerning Delikatesy Centrum stores in Poland, 2008-2011      229
  131. Key data concerning Carrefour supermarkets in Poland, 2008-2011      230
  132. Key data concerning Piotr i Pawel stores in Poland, 2008-2011      231
  133. Key data concerning Stokrotka chain stores in Poland, 2008-2011      233
  134. Key data concerning Delima stores in Poland, 2008-2011      233
  135. Key data concerning Polska Grupa Supermarketow stores in Poland, 2008-2011      234
  136. Key data concerning Bomi deli markets in Poland, 2008-2011      235
  137. Key data concerning Alma stores in Poland, 2008-2011      236
  138. Key data concerning Eko chain stores in Poland, 2008-2011      238
  139. Key data concerning Dino chain stores in Poland, 2008-2011      238
  140. Discount stores in the largest Polish cities of more than 200,000 inhabitants, May 2012      242
  141. Discount store chains in Poland, by sales (PLN m) and store count, 2010-2011      242
  142. Key data concerning Biedronka discount stores in Poland, 2008-2011      243
  143. Key data concerning Lidl discount stores in Poland, 2008-2011      244
  144. Key data concerning Netto discount stores in Poland, 2008-2011      245
  145. Key data concerning Aldi discount stores in Poland, 2008-2011      246
  146. Key data concerning the Lewiatan chain in Poland, 2008-2011      248
  147. Key data concerning the abc chain in Poland, 2008-2011      249
  148. Key data concerning retail chains of the Bomi Group in Poland, 2008-2011      249
  149. Key data concerning Nasz Sklep in Poland, 2008-2011      250
  150. Key data concerning the Zabka chain in Poland, 2008-2011      251
  151. Key data concerning the Groszek chain in Poland, 2008-2011      253
  152. Key data concerning Euro Sklep Polska in Poland, 2008-2011      253
  153. Key data concerning Chata Polska in Poland, 2008-2011      254
  154. Key data concerning the Eden chain in Poland, 2008-2011      255
  155. Key data concerning Sklep Polski in Poland, 2008-2011      256
  156. Key data concerning Rabat Detal in Poland, 2008-2011      256
  157. Macroeconomic and demographic indicators for Romania, 2008-2014      259
  158. Top 10 grocery retail players in Romania, by sales revenue (RON m), 2010-2011      264
  159. Top 10 retail chains in Romania, by sales revenue (RON m), 2010-2011      265
  160. Key data concerning the Schwarz Group in Romania, 2008-2011      266
  161. Key data concerning the Metro Group in Romania, 2008-2011      267
  162. Key data concerning the Rewe Group in Romania, 2008-2011      268
  163. Hypermarkets in the largest Romanian cities of more than 200,000 inhabitants, 2011      271
  164. Hypermarket chains in Romania, by sales (RON m) and store count, 2010-2011      272
  165. Key data concerning Kaufland in Romania, 2008-2011      273
  166. Key data concerning Carrefour, Carrefour Market, and Carrefour Express in Romania, 2008-2011      274
  167. Key data concerning Real in Romania, 2008-2011      275
  168. Key data concerning Auchan in Romania, 2008-2011      276
  169. Key data concerning Cora in Romania, 2008-2011      277
  170. Major supermarket chains in Romania, by sales (RON m) and store count, 2010-2011      280
  171. Key data concerning Billa in Romania, 2008-2011      280
  172. Key data concerning Mega Image in Romania, 2008-2011      281
  173. Key data concerning Unicarm in Romania, 2008-2011      282
  174. Key data concerning Interex in Romania, 2008-2011      283
  175. Key data concerning Succes in Romania, 2008-2011      283
  176. Key data concerning Annabella in Romania, 2008-2011      284
  177. Discount stores in the largest Romanian cities of more than 200,000 inhabitants, 2011      287
  178. Discount store chains in Romania, by sales (RON m) and store count, 2010-2011      288
  179. Key data concerning Penny Market and Penny Market XXL in Romania, 2008-2011      289
  180. Key data concerning Lidl in Romania, 2008-2011      290
  181. Key data concerning Profi in Romania, 2008-2011      291
  182. Key data concerning miniMax Discount and Macro in Romania, 2008-2011      292
  183. Macroeconomic and demographic indicators for Slovakia, 2008-2014      297
  184. Top 7 grocery retail players in Slovakia, by sales revenue (€ m), 2010-2011      301
  185. Top 7 retail chains in Slovakia, by sales revenue (€ m), 2010-2011      303
  186. Key data concerning Tesco in Slovakia, 2008-2011      303
  187. Key data concerning Coop Slovakia consumer cooperative in Slovakia, 2008-2011      305
  188. Key data concerning the Schwarz Group in Slovakia, 2008-2011      307
  189. Key data concerning the Rewe Group in Slovakia, 2008-2011      308
  190. Key data concerning CBA in Slovakia, 2008-2011      308
  191. CBA SK companies store count in Slovakia, by format, 2011      309
  192. Key data concerning Ahold in Slovakia, 2008-2011      309
  193. Hypermarkets in the largest Slovak cities of more than 60,000 inhabitants, 2011      312
  194. Hypermarket chains in Slovakia, by sales (€ m) and store count, 2010-2011      313
  195. Key data concerning Tesco hypermarkets in Slovakia, 2008-2011      313
  196. Key data concerning Kaufland in Slovakia, 2008-2011      314
  197. Key data concerning Hypernova in Slovakia, 2008-2011      315
  198. Key data concerning Carrefour in Slovakia, 2008-2011      316
  199. Major supermarket chains in Slovakia, by sales (€ m) and store count, 2010-2011      318
  200. Key data concerning Coop supermarkets in Slovakia, 2008-2011      319
  201. Key data concerning Billa chain in Slovakia, 2008-2011      320
  202. Discount store chains in Slovakia, by sales (€ m) and store count, 2010-2011      323
  203. Key data concerning Lidl discount stores in Slovakia, 2008-2011      324
  204. Key data concerning Coop Potraviny in Slovakia, 2008-2011      326