Sofia Echo


Carrefour set to launch store in Galeria Plovdiv

Author: Nick Iliev Date: Mon, Dec 14 2009 3 Comments, 5633 Views
Share: share on Twitter share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn
Print Send via email

Europe's biggest retail chain by sales Carrefour will open a store in the Galeria Plovdiv shopping mall, now under construction, Stroitelstvo Gradut weekly reported on December 14 2009.

Earlier in December, Carrefour representatives signed the contract with Galeria Plovdiv owners, the report said. This will be the latest phase of expansion of Carrefour in Bulgaria, following the launching of their first site of operations in the Bourgas Plaza. More stores are planned to open in Sofia, Varna, Rousse, Stara Zagora, Pleven and Dobrich.

According to Diana Borlakova, marketing director of Galeria Plovdiv, Carrefour signed a lease for 10 800 sq m in the mall.

"We are in talks with another big firm, who are interested a deal here in Plovdiv as they are convinced of the good location of the shopping mall," Stefan Kossev, managing partner of Regent's Property Advisors, told Stroitelstvo Gradut.

Galeria Plovdiv is on the eastern outskirts of Plovdiv, with a total area built area of 127 000 sq m, of which 43 000 sq m are available for rent. Furthermore, there will be some 8000 sq m available for office space and a parking lot with a 1300 vehicle capacity.

Carrefour opened its first hypermarket at the end of March 2009 in Bulgaria's second largest Black Sea city of Bourgas. The first Carrefour hypermarket in Sofia is expected to open in February 2010 on the Tsarigradsko Chaussee Boulevard.

  • The Mall in Sofia opens on April 21
  • Carrefour, Vivacom confirmed as tenants of European Trade Centre in Sofia
  • Carrefour enters Mall Pleven
  • Bourgas Plaza opens for business
  • Sofia Carrefour to open in February 2010
    • Anonymous
      RQ Rating:
      #3 15, 44, Sun, Jan 31 2010

      Carrefour has upwards of 80 stores in Poland, including many in towns that I would not even consider 'secondary,' much smaller than Plovdiv. Granted, Poland is farther in its development now than Bulgaria is, but Bulgaria is at a similar point now to where Poland was when Carrefour went in there. In 10 years, Bulgaria could find itself in a similar position to Poland today (in ways other than just the number of Carefour outlets).

    • AnonymouslpMon, Jan 04 2010

      This comment has been removed by the moderator because it contained

    • Anonymous
      Dickie Rating:
      #1 22, 17, Mon, Dec 14 2009

      Laughable! I bet the rent is something like EUR 5 a meter! Don't they realise Plovdiv is a secondary city in a secondary country??? Have they not noticed the failure that is the GE owned mall in town!?!

    To post comments, please, Login or Register.
    Please read the The Sofia Echo forum comments policy.