Friday, December 7th 2018

Market analysis by GFK

A market analysis realized by GFK Consultancy Company shows that, in the first nine months of 2018, Romanian spent 6,4% more than during the same period of 2017. 60% of the groceries are being made in modern type of stores. Romanians buy more often and spend more in such stores. According to the study, hypermarkets remain the main destination when it comes to family groceries but supermarkets have registered the most significant increase between January and September 2018, compared to the same time in 2017. An increase was also seen in discount stores. In average, a family spent 42 lei for each visit to such a store. All large segments of consumer products have seen increases, dairy being the most dynamic, followed by products for house cleaning and personal care. A more modest increase was perceived in fruit, vegetables, meat and breadstuffs but also alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Beginning with the 1st of January, the minimum gross salary will be increased

The minimum gross salary will be approximately 200 lei higher, starting January 1st. According to proposals on the agenda for the Government meeting that takes place on Friday, those with higher education will also get a rise. The Government considers that a rise of the minimum salary is necessary in order to reduce the number of working people who risk poverty and social exclusion, as well as to bring their salaries closer to those in the EU. Ministers might also discuss holiday vouchers being given to people working for state institutions for the next two years.

Beginning on Friday, Romanian National Wine Salon will be open in Bucharest

„VINTEST: VIN LA EXPO!”, the Romanian National Wine Salon will open today in Bucharest. Organized under the sign of the Great union Centenary by VINVEST and the Architecture and Urbanism University „Ion Mincu”, the salon will take place until Sunday at the Exhibition Hall of the University. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste wines from all the winegrowing regions of the country. All through these three days, VINTEST will host wine presentations, debates and contests for the participants.

Alexandra Ioniță, RADOR