17 June 2013
Croatian retailer Agrokor has agreed a deal to acquire a majority stake in Slovenian rival Mercator for EUR240m (US$320m).
16 May 2013
Balkans retailer Mercator, which has seen two bids made for a majority stake in its business, has reported a fall in first-quarter sales amid "challenging" macroeconomic conditions in the region.
14 May 2013
The consortium selling a majority stake in Balkans retailer Mercator has said it has received two bids for the shares.
13 May 2013
Slovenian retailer Mercator has confirmed plans to exit the Bulgarian market by the end of next month.
30 April 2013
Croatian retailer Agrokor is reportedly still looking to acquire Slovenian rival Mercator and will submit a bid by 15 May.
6 February 2013
Balkans retailer Mercator has said it will focus more on the FMCG sector and on convenience stores as it reappraises its business following a challenging 2012.
30 January 2013
Slovenian retailer Mercator, which has stores throughout south-eastern Europe, has reported an annual loss of over EUR103m (US$139.8m) amid flat sales and write-downs on assets.
10 January 2013
Croatian retailer Agrokor is once again reported to be the frontrunner for Slovenian retail chain Mercator.
21 December 2012
The owners of Slovenian food retailer Mercator, including shareholder Pivovarna Lasko, have re-started an attempt to sell their joint 53.2% stake in the company.
14 November 2012
Slovenian food retailer Mercator revealed yesterday (13 November) that it generated a loss in the first nine months of the year despite flat sales.
6 September 2012
Slovenian retailer Mercator is mulling the sale of its units in Albania and Bulgaria in a bid to boost its bottom line.
31 August 2012
Slovenian retailer Mercator has warned of rising raw materials costs and "profound recession" in many of its key markets after swinging to a net loss in the first half of 2012.
18 May 2012
Slovenian retailer Mercator has appointed Toni Balažic as CEO, replacing Ziga Debeljak, who resigned in March amid disagreement with the owners of the company.
16 May 2012
Mercator has reported a steep drop in net profit for the first quarter as declining consumption, rising unemployment and a sluggish economic outlook took their toll.
30 March 2012
The management board of Slovenian retailer Mercator, which has operations across the Balkans, has resigned amid disagreement with the owners of the company.
30 March 2012
The Food and Drink Expo took place in Birmingham, UK, this week, hosting a raft of manufacturers and grocers from across the UK's food and drinks sector.
1 March 2012
Slovenia-based retailer Mercator, which runs over 1,700 stores across south-eastern Europe, has blamed worsening economic conditions in the second half of 2011 for a fall in annual earnings.
13 February 2012
Croatian retailer Agrokor has dropped its bid to acquire a controlling stake in Slovenian rival Mercator.
20 January 2012
Slovenian retailer Mercator will spend US$88.5m over 2012 in a bid to grow sales and combat a "considerably harsher business environment" this year.
4 January 2012
Slovenian retailer Mercator today announced (4 January) it has acquired its franchisee Vesna.
21 December 2011
The long-running saga over the sale of a majority stake in Slovenian retailer Mercator to Croatian rival Agrokor has taken another turn as the sellers announced a freeze on negotiations.
28 November 2011
The management of Slovenian retailer Mercator has pulled its support for talks to sell the company to Croatian rival Agrokor, citing concerns over third-party involvement.
21 October 2011
Four investors have made bids for a majority stake in Slovenian retailer Mercator, according to a statement from Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), Slovenia's largest bank.
21 October 2011
Slovenian retailer Mercator plans to take over the trade operations of Bosnian firm Dvropromet.
19 October 2011
Croatian food retailer Agrokor has reportedly placed an offer to buy a majority stake in Slovenian retailer Mercator.
6 October 2011
Croatian food producer and retailer Agrokor today (6 October) refused to speak about its rumoured interest in buying Slovenia-based retailer Mercator.
24 August 2011
Slovenian retailer Mercator has posted an increase in first-half profit on the back of sales despite the challenging economic climate in south-eastern Europe.
3 August 2011
Slovenian retailer Mercator is set to acquire Familija Marketi, the retail operations of Serbian company Robna kuca Beograd.
17 June 2011
Slovenia-based retailer Mercator said today (17 June) that it will start merger talks over a possible merger with Croatian food manufacturer and retailer Agrokor.
17 June 2011
Mercator, the largest retailer in the Balkans, is in talks to buy two companies in Serbia.