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Top 10 Supermarket Retail Chains in Slovakia

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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Top 10 Supermarket Retail Chains in Slovakia

Consumer confidence rose in Slovakia in November 2023, reflecting healthier consumer sentiment in the retail and industrial sectors, however confidence was below the long-term average as the year drew to a close.

Annual inflation in November came in at 6.9%, down considerably from the 15.1% rate reported in November 2022, while on a month-on-month basis, the consumer price index rose 0.2 percentage points from October to November, Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic reported.

This was largely driven by an increase in the price index of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.2 percentage points), while there were also marginal increases observed in recreation and culture (+0.06 percentage points). At the same time, due to a lowering of fuel prices, the price index in the transport segment fell 0.7 percentage points.

As for retail trade volumes, Slovakia reported a 1.9% increase in retail volumes in October, compared to the previous month, rectifying the 2.0% month-on-month decline reported in September.

In October 2023, Portuguese supermarket group Jerónimo Martins, which operates the Biedronka chain, outlined its intention to open its first stores in Slovakia towards the end of 2024.

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Here's an overview of the top ten supermarket retail chains in Slovakia, according to their most recently-available full-year turnover. All data is supplied by Retail-Index.

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1. Tesco
Turnover: €1.39 billion (2021)

Tesco, which has had a presence in Slovakia since 1996, operates 155 stores across the country, under formats such as Tesco Express, Tesco Superstore, Tesco Extra and others. It reported a turnover of €1.39 billion in 2021.

2. COOP Jednota
Turnover: €1.62 billion (2021)

COOP Jednota, which reported a turnover of €1.62 billion in 2021, operates 2003 stores across Slovakia as of last year.

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3. Lidl
Turnover: €1.51 billion (2021)

Discounter Lidl has been operating in Slovakia since 2004, and has quickly risen to become a prominent player, boasting 153 stores in the country as of last year. Lidl reported a turnover of €1.51 billion in Slovakia as of 2021.

4. Kaufland
Turnover: €1.29 billion (2021)

Kaufland, which like Lidl is also owned by the Schwarz Group, operates 74 stores across Slovakia. Kaufland reported a turnover of €1.29 billion in 2021.

5. Billa
Turnover: €714 million (2021)

Part of Germany's REWE Group, Billa operates 155 stores across Slovakia, having had a presence in the country since 2003. Billa reported a turnover of €714 million in 2021.

6. Metro C&C
Turnover: €417 million (2021)

Wholesaler Metro operates six stores in Slovakia, as of 2022. The cash-and-carry group reported a turnover of €417 million in 2021.

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7. Labas
Turnover: €306 million (2021)

Labas is a Slovakian supermarket chain that operates 32 stores across the country. Founded in 1992, the retailer reported a turnover of €306 million in 2021.

8. Terno
Turnover: €189 million (2021)

With a turnover of €189 million in 2021, Terno is one of the longest-standing supermarket groups in Slovakia. It currently boasts 126 stores across the country.

9. Nitrazdroj
Turnover: €55 million (2021)

Nitrazdroj is a Slovakian retail chain that operates 29 stores across the country. It reported a turnover of €55 million in 2021.

10. Róbert Gašparík
Turnover: €16 million (2021)

Specialist butcher Róbert Gašparík operates 26 stores across Slovakia as of last year. The group reported a turnover of €16 million in 2021.

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The company dates back to 1964, when it started as a market research and marketing consulting company for consumer products and services. In 1989, it started publishing written reports on various retail sectors in Europe. As of 2005, it publishes its information on retailers through the online database and curated datasheet exports available on www.retail-index.com. A team of researchers manages the data to reflect upon current developments in the markets, collected from an extensive number of sources.

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