New DC to serve Coop Hungary stores

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New DC to serve Coop Hungary stores

Grocery wholesaler Alföld Pro-Coop opens new logistics centre to handle and distribute fresh and frozen produce

New DC to serve Coop Hungary stores

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Hungarian grocery wholesaler Alföld Pro-Coop has opened a new logistics centre for fresh and frozen produce in Kecskemét, in Bács-Kiskun in the south of the country.

According to local reports, the 3,700m² facility cost Ft462m (€1.52m) to build, with around €500,000 of that amount coming from EU funding desginated for logistical improvements in the country.

Alföld Pro-Coop supplies around 500 outlets in Hungary that are run as franchise operations under Coop Euro's Coop Hungary banner, the country's third-largest supermarket chain behind UK-owned Tesco and local operator CBA.

Total consumer spending on groceries in Hungary rose to Ft4.93 trillion (€17.1bn) last year, according to figures collated by Planet Retail.

Belgian grocery retailer Louis Delhaize recently announced it was exiting Hungary, with CBA and Coop Hungary both acquiring outlets belonging to its Match supermarket and Profi discount chains.

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