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SLOVENIA: Mercator to invest after income drop

20 Jan 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.

SLOVENIA: Mercator acquires franchisee Vesna

4 Jan 2012

Slovenian retailer Mercator today announced (4 January) it has acquired its franchisee Vesna.

SLOVENIA: Mercator suspends sale to Agrokor

21 Dec 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.

SLOVENIA/CROATIA: Mercator management opposed to Agrokor sale

28 Nov 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.

SLOVENIA: Four bids for Mercator stake

21 Oct 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.

SLOVENIA: Mercator to buy stores in Bosnia

21 Oct 2011

Slovenian retailer Mercator plans to take over the trade operations of Bosnian firm Dvropromet.

CROATIA: Agrokor "tables offer for Mercator"

19 Oct 2011

Croatian food retailer Agrokor has reportedly placed an offer to buy a majority stake in Slovenian retailer Mercator.

CROATIA/SLOVENIA: Agrokor silent on Mercator sale

6 Oct 2011

Croatian food producer and retailer Agrokor today (6 October) refused to speak about its rumoured interest in buying Slovenia-based retailer Mercator.

SLOVENIA: Mercator reports mixed H1 results

24 Aug 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.

SERBIA: Mercator to buy Serbian retailer Familija Marketi

3 Aug 2011

Slovenian retailer Mercator is set to acquire Familija Marketi, the retail operations of Serbian company Robna kuca Beograd.

SLOVENIA/CROATIA: Balkans retailers Mercator, Agrokor set for merger talks

17 Jun 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.

SERBIA: Mercator in talks to buy two Serbian retailers

17 Jun 2011

Mercator, the largest retailer in the Balkans, is in talks to buy two companies in Serbia.

SLOVENIA: Mercator investors to pursue sale

17 Jun 2011

Investors representing over half of the shares in Mercator, the largest retailer in the Balkans, have signed a deal to sell their combined stake in the business.

SLOVENIA: Lasko resumes Mercator sale

20 May 2011

Slovenian drinks group Pivovarna Lasko has confirmed that it intends to resume the sale of its 23.3% stake in supermarket group Mercator.

SLOVENIA: Mercator posts Q1 net profit growth

18 May 2011

Slovenian retailer Mercator today (18 May) posted an increase in quarterly profits despite highlighting an increasingly challenging economic environment in the country.

SLOVENIA: Court rejects Mercator sale appeal

6 May 2011

Slovenia's supreme court has rejected an appeal over a decision from the country's competition watchdog to block the sale of a stake in grocery retailer Mercator to local rival Agrokor.

SLOVENIA: Agrokor confirms Mercator interest

14 Mar 2011

Croatian retailer Agrokor has confirmed its interest in local peer Mercator, indicating that it has submitted a bid for a 23.34% stake in the Slovenian supermarket operator.

Talking shop: Are the Balkans to become the next retail battleground?

4 Mar 2011

After a long and drawn-out courtship, it was announced yesterday (3 March) that Belgium's Delhaize has acquired Delta Maxi, the retail arm of Serbia's largest company by turnover, Delta Holdings. The move represents the first significant foray by one of Europe's retail giants into the region and significantly expands Delhaize's reach in the area. Katy Humphries reports.

SLOVENIA: Mercator net profit "exceeds forecasts"

2 Mar 2011

Slovenian grocery retailer Mercator said net income for 2010 exceeded its forecast for the year as it rose 43.9% to reach EUR30.4m (US$41.9m).

SLOVENIA: Mercator shareholder to sell 10.75% stake

22 Sep 2010

Slovenian bank Nova Ljubljanska Bank (NLB) has entered negotiations to sell its 10.75% stake in retailer Mercator to equity fund Mid Europa Partners.

SLOVENIA: Mercator profits climb in H1

25 Aug 2010

Slovenian supermarket group Mercator has booked an increase in first-half profits despite “highly challenging” economic conditions in the period.

SLOVENIA: Mercator acquires Pantomarket stores

1 Jul 2010

Slovenian retailer Mercator is to buy a chain of 77 stores from Montenegrin retailer Pantomarket.

SLOVENIA: Mercator calls off Merkur talks

24 Jun 2010

The Mercator Group has called off its attempts to buy the trade division of its rival Merkur.

SLOVENIA: Mercator profits edge up

12 May 2010

Slovenian supermarket group Mercator has posted single-digit growth in profits and sales for the first quarter.

SLOVENIA: Mercator looks to stabilise shareholder base

23 Apr 2010

Slovenian retailer Mercator has confirmed that it hopes to stabilise its shareholder base through an agreement to issue a dividend of EUR7.2 (US$9.68) for fiscal 2009.

SLOVENIA: Bidder shortlist for Mercator expected this week

2 Mar 2010

A shortlist of bidders for the sale of 21% of Mercator, Slovenia’s largest food retailer, is expected to be drawn up by the end of the week.

SLOVENIA: Bidders line up for Mercator

9 Feb 2010

Eight unnamed parties have issued non-binding bids for a stake in Mercator, Slovenia's largest food retailer.

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