Serbian Delta Holding opened today in Sofia the first Tempo hypermarket in the market of the European Union, in which 20 million euros were invested.
The facility was opened by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Delta Holding CEO Miroslav Miskovic in the presence of Sofia Mayor Jordanka Fandakova, Serbian Ambassador to Bulgaria Aleksandar Crkvenjakov, and businessmen from the two countries.
The ceremony was also supposed to be attended by Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic, but he was unable to come to Sofia because of the technical problems with his airplane.
- The Tempo hypermarket spans 30,000 square meters and represents the largest facility of the kind in Bulgaria, which will offer over 60,000 articles to local consumers - said Delta Maxi International CEO Aleksandar Camparevic and added that 450 people would get jobs in that hypermarket.
By taking over Bulgaria's second largest market chain Picadilly in 2007, Delta Maxi became the first Serbian trade company to enter the market of the EU.
- During the previous three years, Delta Maxi has invested 120 million euros in the development of retail network in the market of Bulgaria - said Camparevic.
He added that the number of retail facilities within that market chain would be increased in 2011 from current 40 to 50, for the purpose of which 20 million euros would be provided, while the number of employees would grow to 3,000.
In the newly opened Tempo hypermarket, as Camparevic added, about 1,000 products will be offered by over 30 companies from Serbia.
Delta Holding CEO Miroslav Miskovic invited Bulgarian businessmen to visit Belgrade in early 2011 in order to get familiar with the possibility of selling their goods through the retail network of Delta.
The opening ceremony was also attended by the presidents of the chambers of commerce of Serbia and Belgrade - Milos Bugarin and Milan Jankovic, Imlek CEO Slobodan Petrovic, Zekstra CEO Dragan Djurić, and President of the Businessmen Club Branislav Grujic.