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Leading Turkish discounter BIM is trialling a new large concept store where it offers an enhanced range in fresh produce, bakery and health & beauty; as well as fresh food counters and exclusive private label products.

This in-depth guide to Turkey explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

For more insight into the Turkish grocery market, take a look at our outlook for Central & Eastern European presentation.

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Three of Turkey’s leading six grocery retailers, BIM, Migros Turk and Sok, reported sales growth rates between 25% and 40% for the first half of 2019. This is above the market’s 15% increase for the year that IGD estimates.

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Turkey’s Agricultural Credit Cooperative or Tarimsal Kredi Kooperatifi (TKK) will sell fruits and vegetables to national retailers. A101, BIM, Carrefour, Migros and Sok will buy agriculture produce from the TKK at no margin and are obliged to sell them on at the same price of purchase. This is to help subdue food price inflation, which reached over 30% in January 2019. This is part of tanzim s...
BIM, A101 and Sok were the fastest growing leading Turkish retailers in 2018. The discounters were able to grow dynamically in a high inflation economy, at a rate of between 10% and 25%. Whereas, multi-channel retailer, Migros has improved its profitability. BIM, A101 and Sok lead growth because they are in the best position to offset inflation The three retailers have a high share of ...
We visited three of Turkey’s leading discounters, BIM, A101, and Sok, to understand what is driving their above market growth. In this article we highlight five strategies driving their growth and helping them to attract shoppers and grow their market share. 1. Growth strategy driven by store expansion The discounters are growing faster than the market. This is due to the high number of sto...

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