12 October 2009 15:41

Winmarkt (IGD Group) signes an agreement with Carrefour in Romania

Igd Siiq, one of the key players in the Italian retail real estate sector and listed on the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, announces that  Winmarkt, a Group company, and Carrefour have signed an agreement based on which a Carrefour supermarket will be opened in Winmarkt’s Grand Center in Ploiesti, Romania by the end of 2009. The contract broadens the scope of the partnership signed last March which ensured the presence of Carrefour’s line of food products in the three Winmarkt shopping centers located in  Turda, Bistrata and Cluj.

The new Carrefour Market in Ploiesti will occupy a total area of 1,215 m2 on the ground floor of the Winmarkt Grand Center. The center, connected to a nine floor parking garage, offers customers more than 400 specially reserved parking places.

Claudio Albertini, Igd Siiq’s Chief Executive Officer commented: “The experience with the Carrefour supermarkets already opened in our shopping centers in Romania has shown us how the inclusion of food products improves consumer appeal and, consequently, the center’s traffic which also benefits the other merchants found in the center.  We will, therefore, continue to implement our strategy for the 15 Winmarkt centers that we own in Romania with conviction”.