CarrefourSA, one of Turkey's largest retailers, plans to add 300 new outlets to its vast network of supermarkets this year.
"Some 250 of the stores will open under the franchising system. In 2022, already 80 such stores were launched by March," said Kutay Kartallığoğlu, the general manager of CarrefourSA.
The blockchain technology, known until now in the financial industry, will be applied, for the first time, in the Romanian food sector, offering consumers the possibility of discovering information, straight from the farm, regarding the origin and quality of the produce they consume.
Two of France's biggest supermarket groups were locked in a dispute on Sept. 24 after Casino said it had rejected a tie-up approach from larger rival Carrefour that Carrefour denied ever making.
Jumbo, Greece's biggest listed retailer, on Monday posted an 8 percent rise in net profit for the fiscal year to end-June, mainly due to robust growth in Bulgaria and Romania.
Net profit for the 12 months came in at 131 million euros, up from 121 million euros in the year-ago period. It will pay a total dividend of 0.36 euros a share.
Greek retailer Jumbo posted on Tuesday a 6.8 percent rise in sales for its fiscal year to the end of June, thanks to strong growth in Romania and Bulgaria. It said it expected sales to rise by 6 to 9 percent in the next 12 months.
Jumbo has fared well because of its low-cost products and foreign operations despite seven years of austerity in Greece.