|WEEK 28. 2005
Wednesday, 13th of July, 2005
Sales of retail trade chains grow quickly
Bigger retail trade chains that operate in Estonia declared considerable growth in sales during the first six months of this year. A-Selver's sales of the second quarter grew 49 % compared to respective time last year, reaching EEK 518 million. A-Selver's marketing manager Iivi Saar says that their sales have increased due to new stores in Tartu and Võru and they have also got many new clients. Saar expects sales to grow considerably in second half of the year as A-Selver is planning to open new stores in Valga, Tartu, Pärnu and Tallinn. Sales of VP Market grew 40.2 % in first quarter of this year when compared to respective period last year, reaching EEK 307 million. Erkki Erilaid, PR-manager of the company says that comparison to last year is pointless as they had only four stores in Estonia then, but now they have opened seven new stores in the second quarter of this year. This year, Lithuanian company is planning to open another 10 stores in Estonia.
Friday, 15th of July, 2005
Breweries of Saku and Tartu grew market share
In the first half-year, the breweries of Saku and Tartu managed to grow their profit share considerably on the account of smaller market players. In total, 61.03 million litres of beer were sold in the first half-year in Estonia. Growth compared to last year was more than 15 percent. AS Saku Õlletehas has increased its market share from 41.4 to 44.6 percent and AS A. Le Coq Tartu Õlletehas has increased market share from 34 to 35.6 percent.
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