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Index – Economy – New Russian discount chain Merry may open store in another major Hungarian city

Index – Economy – New Russian discount chain Merry may open store in another major Hungarian city

Last week, we wrote about how Russian Mere will breathe new life into the recently closed Spar store, after opening its first store in Hungary in the second half of this year. At the time, it was also discussed that after the first store in Budapest, they could open their first country stores in Vác and Szeged.

now It was mentioned that, in addition to the above, Mir may also open a store in Szolnok. As written,

The city's Spar store will close in mid-July, with the Russian discount chain likely to move there.

According to the newspaper, there are several “Spars” operating in the city, and now their store in the city center, on the ground floor of the Pelican shopping center, has closed. A sign at the entrance to the store had been informing customers for a few days that they would be closing their doors for good on Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m.

Világgazdaság contacted the department store chain and asked them several questions regarding the store closure. In his response, communications manager Mark Maczilka drew attention to the fact that the department store chain’s business practice is to review the effectiveness of stores on an annual basis. As a result, they have spent several years closing stores for cost-saving reasons.

This year's review showed that the SPAR supermarket operating at 15 Ady Endre utca, Szolnok unfortunately cannot be operated effectively in the future as well, and as a result this store will be open for the last time on July 14, 2024.

“They know that their employees have done everything they can to make the business a success, which they are grateful for,” he said, adding that they have offered most of the participating colleagues jobs in other stores.

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Just can control the place

In connection with the Spar closure, a rumor was also immediately raised that Mere could open a store at this location. Világgazdaság also asked Spart about this, but the head of communications said: They cannot and do not want to comment on possible store opening plans of other chains.

One of Szolnok Saturday 24 The same question was asked to the operator of the Pelikán shopping center. As it is written,

The operator has neither confirmed nor denied the possibility of a mere arrival.

According to their statement, negotiations are currently underway with several interested parties regarding who could own the commercial building, but it has not been determined what type of store could open on the ground floor.