• The Tazedirekt Legend Is Returning With Even More Power

    The deep rooted organisation of the Turkish retail sector, the Migros Group, is bringing back the natural foods online shopping brand called Tazedirekt to customers. Migros Ticaret A.Ş. General Manager Özgür Tort said “The importance we place on freshness is completely in line with Tazedirekt’s brand promise. In order to resume Tazedirekt’s solid stance on natural and local foods with the approach of “the best of everything” we will make its operations continue without changing its DNA. We know that this valuable brand which achieved great success in such a short time, as 15 months, was unable to continue due to operational reasons. With our 62 years of experience and with Macrocenter’s solid infrastructure and service quality, Tazedirekt is coming back”.

    Tazedirekt, an online shopping brand for natural foods, is returning and continuing where it left off with the Migros Group. Established at the end of 2014, Tazedirekt, which brought natural and local foods to customers, had stopped operations last February due to efficiency issues. Having achieved great success in 15 months, Tazedirekt will continue its operations where it left off, this time even more powerfully, under the strong infrastructure and service quality of Macrocenter.

    Özgür Tort: “We bring Tazedirekt to life through Macrocenter’s logistical infrastructure”

    Özgür Tort, who said that Tazedirekt will continue with Macrocenter’s operational experience, added “The Migros Group has always been close to the customer’s preferences by maintaining different shopping experiences with their 62 years of experience. Within this framework we regretted the fact that Tazedirekt, a brand that consumers had greeted with great interest and grown quite attached to, had to terminate its activities due to operational issues. Therefore we overcame these operational issues with Macrocenter’s strong infrastructure and service quality and will now provide the flavors that customers are accustomed to with Tazedirekt”.

    Also pointing out that Tazedirekt is an important technology investment, which achieved great success in a short time in bringing natural foods to consumers, Özgür Tort said “As a result of the rapid urbanization throughout the world, people are leaning more towards healthy, reliable, natural foods and local products. The concept of freshness is where we stand out. This is why we placed importance on the work of a rival in this direction growing stronger and continuing. Tazedirekt is a special service that is distinctive with a broad customer portfolio. We started to work towards maintaining the philosophy of this brand so that it could continue to provide the promised service. We believe that this field, which we find very close to our heart, has a long way to go”.

    “Tazedirekt is coming back to all its lovers”

    Özgür Tort, who pointed out that Tazedirekt is an advantageous online shopping site that consumers are very loyal to with the service and especially the certain groups of products it has to offer, said “Tazedirekt had become unable to continue its services over time due to operational efficiency and infrastructure problems. The efficiency is as important as the service, product quality and the product diversity that is provided in the retail sector. Therefore we will provide the necessary skill and power to enable Tazedirekt to resume as a separate shopping platform with the “best product and best service” quality without changing its DNA”.

    Özgür Tort continued as follows: “We are always on the consumer’s side. We hold anything that touches the heart of consumers close and place importance on it. In our opinion Tazedirekt is a success story that believes in these values. Tazedirekt will soon be back and meet up with all its lovers”.

    I am passing my brand that turned into a love brand in a short time to another “Lovemark”

    Tazedirekt.com founder Hasan Aslanoba said the following about the sale of Tazedirekt, “Tazedirekt was like my child. I put a lot of labor into it. Tazedirekt had achieved a growth of 30 percent in the last 5 months. Unfortunately several operational issues made it impossible for us to continue. Now I am very pleased and content to be passing my brand, which became a love brand to its customers in a very short time, to another “Lovemark”.

  • Migros is among leaders both in Turkey and in the international arena with its sustainability practices

    Migros has been the first and only representative of the retail food sector three years in a row in the ‘BİST Sustainability Index’, created by Borsa Istanbul based on its examination of companies in the BİST Index. Also Migros improved the ‘D’ score it had received in 2015 with the report submitted to the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), to an ‘A-’ in 2016 with the great acceleration achieved through sustainability work.

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş. is the first and only food retailer in the ‘BIST Sustainability Index’ three years in a row. In 2016, BİST evaluated the BİST 100 volunteering companies with superior sustainability performance in addition to the BİST 50 companies and Migros took part among the top 43 companies.

    This index reveals the approach of companies to issues like global warming, biodiversity, efficient use of natural resources, depletion of water sources, work health and safety, employment, supply chain, corporate governance and priority for living healthy as well as their devotion to transparency.

    Besides, Migros achieved great acceleration in its sustainability work to raise the ‘D’ score given by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) after having submitted its first report in 2015, to ‘A-‘ in 2016. Companies that report their practices to decrease their direct and indirect impact on climate change to CDP are evaluated and graded by an international CDP committee.

    In order to coordinate all its sustainability work through a single point for the past five years Migros established a “Sustainability Committee” chaired by senior level administrators. The Sustainability Committee measures and evaluates all sustainability values like sustainability, efficiency and use of natural resources including all company functions. Migros is making plans to measurably decrease its carbon footprint on nature over the years.

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  • MIGROS SIGNS SHARE TRANSFER AGREEMENT WITH TESCO. ÖZGÜR TORT, CEO OF MİGROS TİCARET A.Ş.: “MIGROS ENLARGES RETAIL KNOW-HOW IN TURKEY AND STIMULATES GROWTH”

    MIGROS AND TESCO MADE A PUBLIC DISCLOSURE TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY REACHED AN AGREEMENT FOR THE TRANSFER OF SHARES OF INTERNATIONAL RETAILER TESCO’S SHOPPING MALLS AND STORES IN TURKEY.

    Migros reaches a new milestone in its 62-year growth journey in the Turkish retail business. Last year Migros opened 257 new stores, mostly with the funds the company generated thanks to its focus on efficiency. In line with its ambitious growth targets, Migros is buying the Tesco Kipa Shopping Malls and stores of Tesco, the international retail chain, in Turkey. Migros incorporates 26 shopping malls and 168 stores of Tesco in 21 cities in Turkey. This means that Migros, which has been investing in supermarkets, is now also investing in shopping malls and becoming one of the largest shopping mall investors in Turkey. Commenting on the share transfer agreement with Tesco, Migros Ticaret A.Ş.’s CEO Özgür Tort said, “Migros not only grows through organic and inorganic means but stimulates growth in the retail market. We are taking confident steps while benefiting from the long-term strategic vision of our shareholders Anadolu Group and BC Partners. This agreement will bring 26 shopping malls into our system, enlarging our retail know-how to shopping mall segment. Our customers’ “Good Life” dream is our business plan. Migros’ customers and employees are its strength. We serve millions and hold a mirror to Turkey with 32 thousand employees including indirect employment. After the approval, that will increase nearly 40 thousand”.


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  • Migros results for 1Q 2016

    • Sales
      1Q 2016: TL 2,411m +16.3% (1Q 2015: TL 2,074m)
      FY 2015: TL 9,390m +15.6% (FY 2014: TL 8,123m)
    • Gross Profit
      1Q 2016: TL 657m +18.0% (1Q 2015: TL 557m)
      FY 2015: TL 2,526m +16.7% (FY 2014: TL 2,163m)
    • EBITDA
      1Q 2016: TL 145m +10.9% (1Q 2015: TL 131m)
      FY 2015: TL 602m +13.8% (FY 2014: TL 529m)
    • EBITDAR
      1Q 2016: TL 272m + 13.9% (1Q 2015: TL 239m)
      FY 2015: TL 1,082m + 16.2% (FY 2014: TL 931m)
    • Store Network
      1Q 2016: + 52 new stores, total of 1,447 stores
      FY 2015: + 257 new stores in 2015


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  • Ordinary General Assembly Meeting of Migros Ticaret A.S. was held.

    The new Board of Directors has been appointed at the Migros General Assembly, held on March 23, 2016. Tuncay Özilhan, the Chairman of Anadolu Endüstri Holding A.Ş., was appointed as the Chairman and Nikolaos Stathopoulos, the Managing Partner of BC Partners, was appointed as the Vice Chairman of Migros Ticaret A.Ş., on the Board meeting dated March 28, 2016. The new Board of Directors was announced to the public via a public disclosure.

  • Migros results for 4Q 2015

    • Sales
      4Q 2015: TL 2,378m +13.8% (4Q 2014: TL 2,090m)
      FY 2015: TL 9,390m +15.6% (FY 2014: TL 8,123m)
    • Gross Profit
      4Q 2015: TL 649m +15.6% (4Q 2014: TL 562m)
      FY 2015: TL 2,526m +16.7% (FY 2014: TL 2,163m)
    • EBITDA
      4Q 2015: TL 149m +11.5% (4Q 2014: TL 134m)
      FY 2015: TL 602m +13.8% (FY 2014: TL 529m)
    • EBITDAR
      4Q 2015: TL 275m + 15.2% (4Q 2014: TL 239m)
      FY 2015: TL 1,082m + 16.2% (FY 2014: TL 931m)
    • Store Network
      4Q 2015: + 67 new stores,
      FY 2015: + 257 new stores in 2015, total of 1,410 stores

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  • Capital Magazine Interview with Mr. Özgür Tort, CEO, Migros T.A.Ş.

  • Migros results for 3Q 2015

    • Sales
      3Q 2015: TL 2,642m +15.2% (3Q 2014: TL 2,295m)
      9M 2015: TL 7,012m +16.2% (9M 2014: TL 6,032m)
    • Gross Profit
      3Q 2015: TL 710m +16.5% (3Q 2014: TL 610m)
      9M 2015: TL 1,877m +17.2% (9M 2014: TL 1,602m)
    • EBITDA
      3Q 2015: TL 186m +14.2% (3Q 2014: TL 163m)
      9M 2015: TL 453m +14.6% (9M 2014: TL 395m)
    • EBITDAR
      3Q 2015: TL 313m + 16.5% (3Q 2014: TL 269m)
      9M 2015: TL 807m + 16.6% (9M 2014: TL 692m)
    • Store Network
      3Q 2015: + 67 new stores,
      9M 2015: + 190 new stores in 9M 2015, total of 1,352 stores
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  • Migros results for 2Q 2015

    • Sales
      2Q 2015: TL 2,295m +16.8% (2Q 2014: TL 1,965m)
      1H 2015: TL 4,369m +16.9% (1H 2014: TL 3,738m)
    • Gross Profit
      2Q 2015: TL 611m +17.9% (2Q 2014: TL 518m)
      1H 2015: TL 1,170m +17.6% (1H 2014: TL 995m)
    • EBITDA
      2Q 2015: TL 137m +13.7% (2Q 2014: TL 120m)
      1H 2015: TL 270m +14.9% (1H 2014: TL 235m)
    • EBITDAR
      2Q 2015: TL 255m + 16.8% (2Q 2014: TL 219m)
      1H 2015: TL 498m + 16.7% (1H 2014: TL 426m)
    • Store Network
      2Q 2015: + 77 new stores in 2Q 2015,
      1H 2015: + 123 new stores in 1H 2015, total of 1, 296 stores

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  • A new period in Migros, a new partnership structure

    As of July 15th 2015, the shareholding structure of Migros has changed.

    The new structure is as follows:

    %40.25 of Migros Ticaret A.Ş., Anadolu Endüstri Holding
    %40.25 of Migros Ticaret A.Ş., BC Partners
    %19.5 of the shares are publicly traded.

    We wish for this new period to be favorable in every respect to all of our customers, partners, suppliers, employees, the retail sector and social stakeholders. 

  • Migros results for 1Q 2015

    • Sales
      1Q 2015: TL 2,074m +17.0% (1Q 2014: TL 1,773m)
      FY 2014: TL 8,123m +14.0% (FY 2013: TL 7,127m)
    • Gross Profit
      1Q 2015: TL 560m +17.3% (1Q 2014: TL 477m)
      FY 2014: TL 2,166m +14.3% (FY 2013: TL 1,895m)
    • EBITDA
      1Q 2015: TL 134m +16.0% (1Q 2014: TL 115m)
      FY 2014: TL 532m +13.4% (FY 2013: TL 469m)
    • EBITDAR
      1Q 2015: TL 242m + 16.6% (1Q 2014: TL 208m)
      FY 2014: TL 934m + 14.9% (FY 2013: TL 813m)
    • Store Network
      1Q 2015: + 46 new stores in 1Q 2015, total of 1,227 stores
      FY 2014: + 199 new stores in 2014, total of 1,190 stores
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  • Migros results for 4Q 2014 and 2014 FY

    • Sales
      4Q 2014: TL 2,090m +15.2% (4Q 2013: TL 1,815m)
      FY 2014: TL 8,123m +14.0% (FY 2013: TL 7,127m)
    • Gross Profit
      4Q 2014: TL 558m +13.0% (4Q 2013: TL 494m)
      FY 2014: TL 2,166m +14.3% (FY 2013: TL 1,895m)
    • EBITDA
      4Q 2014: TL 131m + 2.9% (4Q 2013: TL 127m)
      FY 2014: TL 532m +13.4% (FY 2013: TL 469m)
    • EBITDAR
      4Q 2014: TL 236m + 8.8% (4Q 2013: TL 217m)
      FY 2014: TL 934m +14.9% (FY 2013: TL 813m)
    • Store Network
      4Q 2014: + 64 new stores in 4Q 2014
      FY 2014: + 199 new stores in 2014, total of 1,190 stores
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  • MİGROS PUBLIC DISCLOSURE :

    As announced on 02 October 2014 and 01 December2014, our main shareholder BC Partners received a non-binding offer from Anadolu Endüstri Holding ("AEH") to acquire 40.25% of Migros Ticaret A.Ş. shares and the related due diligence process was completed.

    BC Partners communicated to us that following the completion of negotiations between the related parties today, a share purchase agreement was signed between Moonlight Capital SA, (the sole owner of our main shareholder MH Perakendecilik ve T.A.Ş. (MH Perakendecilik)), and AEH for the purpose of the indirect acquisition of 40.25% of the shares of Migros by AEH. The completion of share transfer will be subject to obtaining required approvals from relevant official and regulatory authorities.

    According to the aforementioned agreement, the amount to be paid to BC Partners will be calculated based on per share price of TL 26,00 for Migros.

    Pursuant to related regulatory approvals and the share transfer, AEH and Moonlight Capital S.A. (Moonlight Capital), controlled by BC Partners, will hold respectively 80.5% and 19.5% of MH Perakendecilik A.Ş. (MH Perakendecilik), which will in turn own 50% shares of Migros.

    The remaining 30.5% shares of Migros will be held by Moonlight Capital, while 19.5% shares will be publicly traded.

    BC Partners will control 40.25% of Migros through its ownership by Moonlight Capital and MH Perakendecilik.

    After the completion of share transfer, BC Partners and AEH will jointly control Migros under certain conditions and duration.

    In addition, with regards to 19.5% share of Moonlight Capital in MH Perakendecilik, BC Partners retains a "put option" and AEH retains a "call option" to be exercised after 24 months period following the transfer of the shares, up to 30 months from the date of the transfer.

    Any new developments will be communicated as they occur.

  • The Only Representative of Retail in BIST Sustainability Index

    The leading retail company Migros Ticaret A.Ş., which provides services all around Turkey with the slogan "Migros will be good for you", once again leads the way. Migros has become one of the 15 companies included in Turkey's first "BIST Sustainability Index" prepared by Borsa Istanbul following an examination of the companies in BIST30. Migros was granted the right to participate in the index as the only brand within its own industry.

  • Migros results for 3Q 2014

    • Sales
      3Q 2014: TL 2,295m +14.7% (3Q 2013: TL 2,001m)
      9M 2014: TL 6,032m +13.6% (9M 2013: TL 5,312m)
    • Gross Profit
      3Q 2014: TL 613m +17.2% (3Q 2013: TL 523m)
      9M 2014: TL 1,608m +14.8% (9M 2013: TL 1,401m)
    • EBITDA
      3Q 2014: TL 166m +21.5% (3Q 2013: TL 137m)
      9M 2014: TL 401m +17.3% (9M 2013: TL 342m)
    • EBITDAR
      3Q 2014: TL 272m +19.7% (3Q 2013: TL 227m)
      9M 2014: TL 698m +17.2% (9M 2013: TL 596m)
    • Store Network
      3Q 2014: + 53 new stores in 3Q 2014
      9M 2014: + 135 new stores in 9M 2014, total of 1,128 stores

    Financial Highlights
    In the first nine months of the year, Migros’ consolidated sales reached TL 6,032m, corresponding to a sales growth of 13.6% versus same period of last year. In the third quarter alone, sales grew by 14.7% versus the same period of last year. New store openings and the improved performance of existing stores continued to stimulate top-line growth in 3Q 2014. According to Nielsen data, Migros’ market share in the Modern FMCG Market improved by 50 bps to reach 15.5% since September 2013.

    Gross profit for 9M 2014 increased 14.8% to TL 1,608m, representing 26.7% of sales (9M 2013: 26.4%). Migros continued to focus on operational efficiencies including supply chain. EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) increased by 17.3% to TL 401m in 9M 2014 and the EBITDA margin increased to 6.7% (9M 2013: 6.4%). EBITDAR (EBITDA before rent expenses) increased by another 17.2%, representing a margin of 11.6% in 9M 2014.

    Operational Highlights
    Sales growth gained momentum, increasing from 11.4% in 1Q 2014 and 14.2% in 2Q 2014 to 14.7% versus last year. In the first nine months of the year, the Company added to its store portfolio 135 stores, including 3 hypermarkets, in Turkey and 1 Ramstore and 1 Macrocenter in Kazakhstan.

    In the press release for the financial results of 2Q 2014, the Company had revised its new store openings guidance from 100-150 stores to at least 150 stores in 2014. Furthermore, the Company updated its new store openings guidance at the end of September, from minimum 150 to around 200 stores in 2014.

    While opening three new hypermarkets in Diyarbakır, Aydın and İstanbul in the second quarter, the Company continued its space optimisation in existing hypermarkets in order to increase its sales area efficiencies. Proximity supermarkets continued to expand rapidly with 8 new Migros Jet 7/24 forecourt stores at petrol stations in 3Q 2014 and with the total number of Migros Jet stores reaching 236 in September 2014. The Group’s total number of stores reached 1,128 at the end of September 2014.

    Over the past years, Migros’ growth strategy has successfully delivered double-digit top line growth, a continuously expanding store network and more market share supported by an enhanced competitive position. These factors, as well as vigilance over costs and working capital management, have enabled Migros to deliver a stable operating margin.

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    Migros Ticaret A.Ş.

  • CONSUMERS REQUESTED MİGROS AND PETROL OFİSİ MET

    The collaboration between Turkey's leading fuel oil and mineral oil company Petrol Ofisi and Turkey's pioneering retail firm Migros expands with even more success.

    • The pioneering 7/24 open MigrosJet concept initiated by Petrol Ofisi and Migros at Petrol Ofisi stations attracted great interest by the consumers.
    • Two leading brands determined the objective of this collaboration, which allows consumers to do their market shopping while buying fuel oil, as establishing 150 stores within two years.
    • Petrol Ofisi and Migros also started loyalty card programs jointly within the scope of this cooperation. With the partnership of Money Club and Positive Card, now Money points may also be used at Petrol Ofisi stations while buying fuel. Within the scope of the first campaign after the collaboration started, the consumers will be able to acquire 50 TL worth award points from both their fuel and market shoppings. The campaign will continue until November 19, 2014.
    This new pioneering business model established by Turkey's leading fuel oil and mineral oil company Petrol Ofisi and Turkey's leading retail company Migros is planned to be extended further. This concept, which was realized in accordance with the preferences of the consumers to carry out their shopping quickly while they are on the road, has already reached 29 stores in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Antalya, Manisa and Adana. The number of MigrosJet stores, established as a result of the cooperation of two leading brands in their own industries, are estimated to reach 150 within the first two years.

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  • PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF MİGROS TİCARET A.Ş.

    YOU CAN FIND THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURES OF MİGROS TİCARET A.Ş. AT THE “INVESTOR RELATIONS” SECTION.

  • MİGROS TİCARET A.Ş GENERAL MANAGER ÖZGÜR TORT: “PRODUCTIVITY LEVELS ALLOWED MİGROS TO OPEN UP ADDITIONAL 80 NEW STORES”

    Since the year 1954, when it was established, as it is bringing ground breaking implementations to the retail industry, Migros Ticaret A.Ş. pioneers yet another innovative application. The first and only institution that has the status of a ‘Research and Development centre’ within the industry, Migros Ticaret A.Ş. promoted the examples of new generation retail practices at the store that will be opened within UNIQ Istanbul in Maslak. Combining 60 years of established experience and advanced technology, Migros ensures that every customer reaches the freshest products in the fastest and most advantageous manner in each of the new generation stores. Evaluating the new generation retail sales, Migros Ticaret A.Ş. General Manager Özgür Tort stated, “Our new generation retailing practices are a proud result of the meeting of this vision formed through our 60 years of experience with technology. We see technology as a tool to touch our customers’ mind and heart and we use it with this purpose. Thinking that the applications that will result from this initiative will be implemented in all of our stores and will guide the industry increases our excitement even further in our 60th year. I should say that the strength of the brand Migros is productivity, penetration, shopping experience and growth. Productivity in retailing opens every door. With this understanding, we ensured that growth is constant and at the same time with the resources generated by the productivity in 2014, we opened up additional 80 new stores. By bringing the products that have the quality and price advantage that is available only in Migros to wider masses, we further increased the competition established in the industry within the recent years. We equated the most affordable shopping basket in the market with our shopping basket. We care about the middle income class and particularly those who take care of their families and we fulfil their expectations with the prices that are most affordable in comparison to their budgets. For this reason, we are the preference of the consumer. Today, our customer profile reflects Turkey’s profile”.

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  • Migros results for 2Q 2014

    • Sales
      2Q 2014: TL 1,965m +14.2% (2Q 2013: TL 1,721m)
      H1 2014: TL 3,738m +12.9% (H1 2013: TL 3,311m)
    • Gross Profit
      2Q 2014: TL 518m +13.6% (2Q 2013: TL 456m)
      H1 2014: TL 995m +13.4% (H1 2013: TL 878m)
    • EBITDA
      2Q 2014: TL 120m +18.8% (2Q 2013: TL 101m)
      H1 2014: TL 235m +14.5% (H1 2013: TL 206m)
    • EBITDAR
      2Q 2014: TL 219m +18.0% (2Q 2013: TL 185m)
      H1 2014: TL 426m +15.6% (H1 2013: TL 369m)
    • Store Network
      2Q 2014: + 65 new stores in 2Q 2014
      H1 2014: + 82 new stores in 1H 2014, total of 1,079 stores

    Financial Highlights
    In the first half of the year, Migros recorded consolidated sales of TL 3,738m. Sales growth accelerated to 12.9% versus same period last year. According to Nielsen data, Migros’ market share in Modern FMCG Market improved by 50 bps to 14.2% compared to a year ago. Right positioning on key competitive areas with aggressive pricing contributed to robust sales performance in 1H 2014. Gross profit for 1H 2014 rose by 13.4% to TL 995m, representing 26.6% of sales (1H 2013: 26, 5%). EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) increased by 14.5% to TL 235m in 1H 2014 and the EBITDA margin ticked slightly up to 6.3% (1H 2013: 6.2%). EBITDAR (EBITDA before rent expenses) increased by 15.6% representing a margin of 11.4% in 1H 2014.

    Operational Highlights
    Sales growth gained momentum, increasing from 11.4% in 1Q 2014 to 14.2% in 2Q 2014 versus last year. In the first half of the year, the Company added 78 supermarkets, 3 hypermarkets in Turkey and 1 Ramstore in Kazakhstan to its store portfolio, reaching 82 new store openings. Considering the expansion in the first half, the Company revised its new store openings guidance from 100-150 to minimum 150 stores in 2014. While opening three new hypermarkets in Diyarbakır, Aydın and İstanbul in the second quarter, the Company continued its space optimisation in existing hypermarkets, thus creating a positive impact on sales area efficiencies. Acceleration in the expansion of proximity supermarkets continued and the number of Migros Jet stores exceeded 200 in June 2014. The total number of Group stores reached 1,079 at the end of June 2014.

    Over the past years, Migros’ growth strategy has successfully delivered double-digit top line growth, an ever-expanding store base, market share gains and an enhanced competitive position. These factors together with vigilance over costs and working capital management have enabled Migros to deliver a stable operational margin.

    Please visit www.migroskurumsal.com for further information.

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş.

  • Migros Sets Ramadan Tables 40% Cheaper

    This year, Migros Group welcomes Ramadan with ‘Abundance’, ‘Taste’ and ‘Feast’ packs of rich content and affordable price. The most popular 11 products of Ramadan are sold at 20.90 TL in Abundance Pack. Moreover, Ramadan Gift Cards also offer a meaningful option for those who wish to make the people around happy on the occasion of Ramadan.

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  • Migros Employees Said “Environment is Ours, Shore is Ours” Cleaned Caddebostan Shore

    Migros Group continues its practices that embrace consumers in order to raise environmental consciousness and awareness. Having realized an important social responsibility project to improve the environmental cleaning consciousness on 5th of June, World Environment Day, Migros Group cleaned one of the most crowded shores of Anatolian Side, Caddebostan, with volunteer participation of its employees. At the event initiated with the ‘Environment is Ours, Shore is Ours’ motto, Migros Group employees collected waste alongside the shore and invited everyone to be more sensitive about environment. Many associations which will support the environmental action launched by Migros on June 7-8-14-15, will carry out different consciousness raising works at Caddebostan Shore, to leave a more healthy and habitable environment to future generations.

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  • Migros results for 1Q 2014

    • Sales

      1Q 2014: TL 1,773m +11.4% (1Q 2013 TL 1,591m)

    • Gross Profit

      1Q 2014: TL 477m +13.1% (1Q 2013 TL 422m)

    • EBITDA

      1Q 2014: TL 115m +10.3% (1Q 2013 TL 105m)

    • EBITDAR

      1Q 2014: TL 208m +13.2% (1Q 2013 TL 183m)

    • Store Network

      1Q 2014: + 17 new stores in 1Q 2014, total of 1,017 stores

    Financial Highlights

    Migros’ consolidated sales turnover reached TL 1,773m in the first quarter of 2014, a growth of 11.4% versus last year. Continuous focus on pricing, creative marketing and merchandising efforts helped to stimulate the sales turnover in 1Q 2014.

    In 1Q 2014, profitability has been as strong as ever. Gross profit for 1Q 2014 rose by 13.1% to TL 477m, representing a gross margin of 26.9% (1Q 2013: 26,5%). EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) increased by 10.3% to TL 115m in 1Q 2014, representing a stable EBITDA margin of 6.5% (1Q 2013: 6.6%). The supply chain improvements continued to have a positive contribution to the operational profitability. EBITDAR (EBITDA before rent expenses) increased by 13.2% representing a margin of 11.7%.

    Operational Highlights
    The Company added 17 new supermarkets to its store portfolio in the first quarter, 16 in Turkey and 1 in Kazakhstan. Migros managed to record a double digit top-line growth thanks to strong sales performance in 1Q 2014. The Company continues its space optimisation in hypermarkets, Macrocenter geographical expansion and its emphasis on proximity stores. The total number of Group stores increased to 1,017 at the end of March 2014.

    Migros increased its market share by 70 bps in organised FMCG sales in 1Q 2014 versus the same period of last year with the help of expansion and sales growth of the existing stores.

    Migros introduced a rich selection of private label packaged meat products. The products are prepared in Migros meat processing plant in Torbalı, İzmir. Serving packaged products will lead to productivity gains through the application of advanced packaging technology, increased hygiene and product quality. The plant has an indoor area of 12,000 sqm and a processing capacity of 50,000 tons of meat a year.

    Strategies and trading update
    Over the past years, Migros’s growth strategy has successfully delivered double-digit top line growth, an ever-expanding store base, market share gains and an enhanced competitive position. These factors together with vigilance over costs and working capital management have enabled Migros to deliver a stable operational margin.

    Please visit www.migroskurumsal.com for further information.

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş.  

  • Petrol Ofisi and Migros Set Precedent in the Retail Sector

    The biggest 24/7 retailer of Turkey, Petrol Ofisi sets a precedent in Turkey by engaging in cooperation with Migros.

    Within the scope of this cooperation, MigrosJet stores of the biggest supermarket player of Turkey, Migros, will serve for the first time 24/7 as well. This unique project that will give consumers the opportunity of supermarket shopping while buying fuel, will rapidly be spread through all Petrol Ofisi stations in other provinces following its implementations initiated in İstanbul.   Click for press release.

  • Migros results for 4Q 2013 and for full year 2013

    • Sales

      4Q 2013: TL 1,815m +10.0% (4Q 2012 TL 1,650m)
      FY 2013: TL 7,127m +9.9% (FY 2012 TL 6,482m)
       
    • Gross Profit

      4Q 2013: TL 494m +12.8% (4Q 2012 TL 438m)
      FY 2013: TL 1,895m +11.2% (FY 2012 TL 1,705m)
       
    • EBITDA

      4Q 2013: TL 127m +15.4% (4Q 2012 TL 110m)
      FY 2013: TL 469m + 9.1% (FY 2012 TL 430m)
       
    • EBITDAR

      4Q 2013: TL 217m +14.3% (4Q 2012 TL 190m)
      FY 2013: TL 813m +10.5% (FY 2012 TL 736m)
       
    • Store Network

      4Q 2013: + 23 new stores
      FY 2013 : + 165 new stores in 2013, total of 1,004 stores in 70 cities
       
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  • Migros results for 3Q 2013

    • Sales

      3Q 2013: TL 2,001m +9.6% (3Q 2012 TL 1,825m)
      9M 2013: TL 5,312m +9.9% (9M 2012 TL 4,833m)
       
    • Gross Profit

      3Q 2013: TL 523m +11.8% (3Q 2012 TL 468m)
      9M 2013: TL 1,401m +10.6% (9M 2012 TL 1,267m)
       
    • EBITDA

      3Q 2013: TL 137m +10.3% (3Q 2012 TL 124m)
      9M 2013: TL 342m + 6.9% (9M 2012 TL 320m)
       
    • Ahead of Original Store Expansion Plan

      + 142 new stores in 9M 2013, reaching 995 stores
       
    Migros maintained its operational profitability margin and double digit growth pace also in 3Q 2013. Sales reached TL 5,312m in the first 9 months of the year recording a calendar adjusted growth rate of 10.2%. In addition, Migros continued to gain market share within the national chains in 2013.

    The Company is ahead of its existing store expansion programme by the end of the third quarter in 2013. The focus of growth has been in the Group’s core supermarket space. 142 new stores were opened during the first nine months of the year including 135 supermarkets, 2 hypermarkets and 5 Ramstores (4 in Macedonia and 1 in Kazakhstan). The total number of Group stores increased to 995 at the end of September 2013.

    Gross profit for 9M 2103 increased by 10.6% to TL 1,401m, representing a gross margin of 26.4% (9M 2012: 26.2%). EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) in 9M 2013 increased by 6.9% to TL 342m, representing an EBITDA margin of 6.4% (9M 2012: 6.6%). The Company recorded 6.8% EBITDA margin in 3Q 2013. EBITDAR (EBITDA before rent expenses) margin also improved from 11.2% in 3Q 2012 to 11.4% in 3Q 2013.

    Apart from store openings, Migros clearly differentiated itself from the national competition through its increased emphasis on fresh produce assortment and pricing, the quality of its service level, competitive promotions and everyday low price policy on private label products. To capitalize further on these strengths, the Company introduced fresh category centred concept changes in selected large supermarkets.

    In addition, the Company continued to re-configure its hypermarkets and big supermarkets to optimize their sizes achieving a more efficient space allocation. Migros is also supporting its emphasis on fresh categories by streamlining its supply chain. Significant improvements are achieved on purchasing and supply chain on perishable goods.

    Over the last few years, Migros’s growth strategy has successfully delivered double-digit top line growth, an ever expanding store base, market share gains and an enhanced competitive position. These factors have been combined with vigilance over costs and working capital management, which have enabled Migros to deliver a stable operational margin.

    Migros is on target to deliver a double digit sales growth for the full year of 2013.

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş.

  • Migros Group's 1000th Store Opened in Şanlıurfa, 1000 Customers to Shop Without Payment

    Migros Group, leading the way to change in food retailing and bringing innovations relevant to the life style and expectations of every individual visiting its stores to the consumers, opened Şanlıurfa 5M Migros as its 1000th store. Offering numerous special offers and promotions for the opening event, Migros Group will offer 1000 customers shopping at its 1000th store, Şanlıurfa 5M Migros, a get out of store free card. The largest store and the first hypermarket of Şanlıurfa, the 5M Migros' opening was celebrated with a cake and çiğ köfte, a local delicacy of Şanlıurfa, for a thousand guests. Getting substantial attention of the locals, Şanlıurfa 5M Migros offers on its shelves a very wide range of products from domestic appliances to electronics, glassware to cosmetics, and to food and beverages.

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  • MIGROS GROUP RETAIL ACADEMY WON 7 DIFFERENT AWARDS IN AMERICA

    Migros Group was granted 6 more awards in 3 different categories in Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards following ASTD Best Award, Oscar of retail and one of the most prestigious awards in the world and thus the number of awards granted abroad increased to 7. Migros has became the first company to bring those important awards to our country. As Migros Group Retail Academy, we aim to improve human resources to reach the strategic targets of the company with innovative practices in accordance with the company priorities, individual and industrial requirements and also to carry new grounds, innovations and best practices into effect in the industry.



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  • Migros Ticaret A.Ş. brought the Award to Turkey in 16th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition

    Asia Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition (APRCE), the biggest retailer organization in the Far East began in Istanbul. In the organization awarding the world leading retailers in various categories, Migros Ticaret A.Ş. became the only company bringing an award to Turkey with Customer Services Excellence Award. Click to see the rest of the bulletin.

  • MİGROS GROUP IS AGAIN THE BEST ADDRESS TO ORDER A SACRIFICIAL ANIMAL

    This year, Migros Group again extends special offers in sacrificial animal options. The customers who fill out the order forms at Migros Group stores, or submit an order through www.sanalmarket.com.tr or by calling the Customer Services Line 444 10 44, enjoy the comfort of purchasing a healthy and reliable sacrificial animal. Click to see the rest of the bulletin.

  • MİGROS TO HAVE A SEAT IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF WORLD'S LARGEST RETAIL ORGANIZATION

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş. CEO Özgür Tort is elected from the retail committee to the board of directors of world's largest Retail business association, Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) in its 2013 Global Summit held in Tokyo. Tort's election made Migros the only name from Turkey with a seat in the board of directors of the Consumer Goods Forum. Representing a membership counting of more than 400, with a turnover of 2.5 trillion Euros, Consumer Goods Forum brought leading retailers and producers of the world in its 57th summit. Click to see the rest of the bulletin.

  • Migros results for Q2 2013

    • Sales

      Q2 2013: TL 1,721m +10.8% (Q2 2012 TL 1,552m)
      H1 2013: TL 3,311m +10.1% (H1 2012 TL 3,007m)
       
    • Gross Profit

      Q2 2013: TL 456m +10.2% (Q2 2012 TL 414m)
      H1 2013: TL 878m + 9.9% (H1 2012 TL 799m)
       
    • EBITDA

      Q2 2013: TL 101m +3.8% (Q2 2012 TL 97m)
      H1 2013: TL 206m +4.8% (H1 2012 TL 196m)
       
    • Ahead of Original Store Expansion Plan

      + 112 new stores in H1 2013, reaching 967 stores
       
    Migros again recorded another double digit top-line growth in Q2 2013. Revenues reached TL 3,311m in the first 6 months of the year with 10.6% calendar day adjusted sales growth. Market share gain within the national chains continued in H1 2013.

    The Company is already ahead of its existing store expansion programme in H1 2013, mainly focusing on the Group’s core supermarket operations. 112 new stores were opened during the first half of the year including 109 supermarkets, 2 hypermarkets and 1 Ramstore; as a result, the total number of Group stores increased to 967 at the end of June 2013. There have been 51 new MigrosJet openings in the first half of the year bringing the number of MigrosJets to 129, which is higher than the year-end target of 125 stores. Furthermore, the Company opened 5 new Macrocenter stores in the first half, expanding outside of Istanbul in well-to-do catchment areas such as Bodrum, Çeşme and Antalya. In addition, the Company continued to re-configure its hypermarkets to optimize their size for a more efficient space allocation.

    Gross profit for H1 2103 increased by 9.9% to TL 878m, representing a gross margin of 26.5% (H1 2012: 26.6%). EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) in H1 2013 increased by 4.8% to TL 206m, representing an EBITDA margin of 6.2% (H1 2012: 6.5%) and EBITDAR (EBITDA before rent expenses) margin of 11.1% in H1 2013.

    Over the last few years, Migros’s growth strategy has successfully delivered double-digit top line growth, an expanded store base, market share gains and an enhanced competitive position. These factors have been combined with vigilance over costs and working capital management, which have enabled Migros to deliver stable operational margins and increased operational profitability.

    Migros is on target to deliver a double digit sales growth for the full year of 2013.

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş.

  • A sweet holiday with the Migros Group opportunities



    Various delicious chocolate bars and deserts have taken their places in the shelves with the prices special to the holiday for Migros customers. The discount opportunities and advantageous campaigns for candies and chocolates which are the symbol of the holiday invites everybody to the Migros Group shops.   Click to see the rest of the bulletin.

  • Migros Brings Abundance to Ramadan Tables




    Migros Group greets the month of Ramadan with its economical food packages featuring rich contents and with special campaigns. Three different Ramadan packages that are available through Migros, Tansaş, 5M Migros and Macrocenter stores, and the Virtual Market are ready to take their places at the table again this year. Charitable individuals may also prefer the “Ramadan Gift Cards,” which are ideal for donations.

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  • MİGROS GROUP SCALED UP ITS WASTE MANAGEMENT

    Besides Contributing to Electric Power Generation With Its Organic Waste, Migros Group Will Accept Obsolete Electrical and Electronic Goods From Consumers and Ensure They Are Recycled Through Its Electronic Waste Project


    Always exhibiting its environment friendly attitude with the innovative implementations it has developed so far, the Migros Group is continuing its implementations which embrace all consumers in order to increase environmental consciousness and awareness. As a provider of support for recycling packaging waste such as paper, glass, plastic, metal and batteries via the recycling kiosks in its stores and as a contributor to electric power production with the recycling of its organic waste materials, the Migros Group is now scaling up its recycling implementations with the ‘Electronic Waste Collection Project’ which will be commenced on the Environment Day, the 5th of June. The Migros Group, from now on, will collect in its stores any obsolete products in electrical and electronic categories, from big house appliances to lighting products, from small house appliances to sports goods, and ensure they are recycled. It will continue to make contributions to the economy with its environmental endeavors which aim at creating awareness.

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  • Migros results for Q1 2013

    • Sales

      Q1 2013: TL 1,591m +9.3% (Q1 2012 TL 1,455m)
       
    • Gross Profit

      Q1 2013: TL 422m +9.6% (Q1 2012 TL 385m)
       
    • EBITDA

      Q1 2013: TL 105m +5.8% (Q1 2012 TL 99m)
       
    • Continued focus on new store openings

      + 41 new stores in Q1 2013
       
    • Migros had again a strong performance in Q1 2013. A healthy growth coming both from same stores and new expansion resulted 10.4% calendar day adjusted sales growth. This helped an important market share gain within the national chains.

      During the period, Migros continued to successfully implement its new store-opening programme, which is focused primarily on the Group’s core supermarket brands. A total of 41 new stores were opened during the quarter including 40 supermarkets and 1 hypermarket bringing the total number of Group stores at the end of March 2013 to 907.

      Gross profit for Q1 2103 increased by 9.6% to TL 422m, representing a gross margin of 26.5% (Q1 2012: 26.5%). EBITDA for Q1 2103 increased by 5.8% to TL 105m, representing an EBITDA margin of 6.6% (Q1 2012: 6.8%), which remains slightly better than full year guidance, 6.0% - 6.5%.

      Over the last few years, Migros’s growth strategy has successfully delivered double-digit top line growth, an expanded store base, market share gains and an enhanced competitive position. This has been combined with vigilance over costs and working capital management, which has enabled Migros to deliver stable margins and increased operational profitability. The resultant operational profit generation has facilitated a healthier balance sheet.

      The company continued to focus on supermarket business in 1Q2013. A total number of 31 proximity stores including Migrosjet, M Migros and Mini Tansaş Stores were opened. On the other hand, the most of the sales area growth was driven by the opening of medium and large supermarkets.

      Migros is on target to deliver a double digit sales growth for the full year of 2013. Gross profit margin is expected to be in the range of 25.5% – 26.0% and the EBITDA margin between 6.0% and 6.5%.
    Migros Ticaret A.Ş.

  • 5M MIGROS, FIRST HIPERMARKET IN KAHRAMANMARAŞ, CAME INTO SERVICE

    THE LARGEST RETAIL OUTLET OF KAHRAMANMARAŞ 5M MİGROS WELCOMED THE CONSUMERS



    Migros Group, leading changes in food retail, bringing innovations suitable for life styles and expectations of each individual walking in the stores under improving living conditions together with the consumers across Turkey, put Kahramanmaraş 5M Migros, which is the first hypermarket of Kahramanmaraş, into service. The store combining enjoyable shopping environment with product range and hyper cheapness became 20. 5M Migros Store in Turkey. ‘Living Spaces’ making the time that the family members will spend in the store more enjoyable and pleasant met the consumers of Kahramanmaraş for the first time through 5M Migros. In the store having a wide range of products from major appliances to the electronic instruments, from cleaning materials to the textile, food and beverage which are all offered with hyper cheap prices, many local flavors belonging to the region hit the shelves as well. Local flavors meet the consumers of Kahramanmaraş on the shelves in 5M Migros along with national flavors. Opening of Kahramanmaraş 5M Migros with an area of 5500 m2 came into service in Kahramanmaraş Piazza AVM on 26th April was realized with the participation of Mr. Mehmet Sağlam, Deputy Chairman of Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Kahramanmaraş Parliament Member, Mr. Abdülkadir Aksu, Istanbul Parliament Member and Mr. Fuat Yanar, Deputy General Manager of Migros Ticaret A.Ş., along with great interests of Kahramanmaraş people.

    As a leader company in retail industry, Migros Group, meeting the consumers with various retail opportunities, introduced a brand new shopping format to the people of Kahramanmaraş. Kahramanmaraş 5M Migros store, having the characteristic of being the first hypermarket of Kahramanmaraş province, was put into service with the participation of Mr. Mehmet Sağlam, Deputy Chairman of Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Kahramanmaraş Parliament Member, Mr. Abdülkadir Aksu, Istanbul Parliament Member and Mr. Fuat Yanar, Deputy General Manager of Migros Ticaret A.Ş. after ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11.00 a.m.   Click to see the rest of the bulletin.  

  • GENERAL MANAGER OF MİGROS TİCARET A.Ş., ÖZGÜR TORT: "MİGROS ACHIEVED THE GOLDEN RATIO IN RETAILING. OUR SYSTEM DOES NOT CHURN OUT FOR NOUGHT. WE ACHIEVE HEALTHY GROWTH IN DOUBLE DIGITS."

    ONCE AGAIN HAVING SET ITS END-OF-YEAR TARGET AT DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH TO SURPASS A TURNOVER OF TRY 7 BILLION, MİGROS GROUP WILL INCREASE ITS STORE COUNT ABOVE 1000, AND WILL PROVIDE FOR 1% OF TURKEY'S EMPLOYMENT TARGETS FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS


    The leading player in Turkish retailing sector, Migros Group announced the results for year 2012, as well as the targets for 2013. Migros Ticaret A.Ş. General Manager Özgür Tort stated that the core of business at Migros, which prepares to celebrate its 60th year, is to achieve "healthy growth". Noting that Migros achieved the 'Golden Ratio' in retailing through growth, productivity, penetration, and provision of a distinct shopping experience, Özgür Tort announced that the inherent structure of Migros gave its fruits, bringing a fourth generation of customers. Özgür Tort said "We plan to grow double digits in year 2013 as well. We consider each sale throughout the year as the cement or mortar for the investments regarding the next year. Our system does not churn out for nought. In the end, both Migros, the consumers, and the Turkish economy wins."

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  • Migros Ticaret A.Ş. results for Q4 2012 and for the 12 months to 31 December 2012

    • Sales
     

    FY12: TL 6,482m +12.7% (FY11 TL 5,753m)
    Q4 TL 1,650m +10.0% (Q4 2011 TL 1,500 m)  

    • Gross Profit
     

    FY12: TL 1,705m +14.1% (FY11 TL 1,494m)
    Q4 TL 438m +11.1% (Q4 2011 TL 394 m)  

    • EBITDA
     

    FY12: TL 430m +8.0% (FY11 TL 398m)
    Q4 TL 110m +7.9% (Q4 2011 TL 102 m)

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş. has delivered a strong performance in the 12 months to December 2012, with market share gains, a net sales area growth and stronger same store sales helping to drive double digit year on year consolidated sales growth of 12.7%. The sales loss from divesting the discount business in 2011 is now fully recovered with a more profitable supermarket business just in two years. In Q4, consolidated sales increased by 10.0%. International operations delivered a sales revenue of TL396m, an increase of 12.3% on FY2011.

    Migros has continued to successfully implement its new store opening strategy, which is focused primarily on the Group’s core Migros Supermarket brand. During 2012, total number of stores reached 882 stores; 159 Supermarkets, 2 hypermarkets and 5 Ramstores were opened.

    Consolidated gross profit increased by 14.1% year-on-year to TL 1.7bn. Migros exceeded its gross margin target reporting a margin of 26.3% for FY12, a improvement on the prior year margin of 26.0%. Consolidated EBITDA increased by 8.0% year on year with a margin of 6.6% was ahead of the target.

    Migros’ net debt (translated into TL) stood at TL 1.45bn at 31 December 2012, slightly better than management’s target. Over the last few years growth strategy of Migros has successfully delivered double digit top line growth without sacrificing profitability. Ongoing expansion, combined with vigilance over the cost base and an enhanced competitive position has enabled Migros to deliver sustained profitability. Working capital management, enhanced central distribution systems and effective use of technology in supply chain management contributed Migros to achieve its targets. The result has been the facilitation of a healthier balance sheet structure with net debt to EBITDA having come down to 3.4x in FY12 from 4.3x in 2010.

    Going forward Migros Ticaret A.Ş. remains focused on growing its core Supermarket business, which comprises 87% of the Group’s domestic sales area and where it sees further opportunities to consolidate its leading market position. Migros expects to add a further 100-150 new supermarkets and 2-3 hypermarkets to the total in 2013. The company targets to increase its market share in the organized retail in Turkey. Expansion in Kazakhstan and Macedonia will also support the company’s top-line growth.

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş.

  • AWARDED HUMAN RESOURCES PRACTICE

      The steps of career concerning whenever and whichever criteria are required to be met to enable our entire personnel to be promoted to which positions in management of store are defined in the Store Career Descriptions with the project of “I am in the shopping of my dreams, my future is inside this basket”.

  • MIGROS STARTED LAST QUARTER OF ITS 58TH YEAR WITH DOUBLE DIGIT GROWING RATE

    ÖZGÜR TORT, GENERAL MANAGER OF MIGROS GROUP:
    “MIGROS STARTED LAST QUARTER OF ITS 58TH YEAR WITH DOUBLE DIGIT GROWING RATE"
    Migros, leading modern retailer in Turkey, has increased its turnover by 14 % and operating profit by 10 % in 9 months of 2012 compared to the same period of the previous year. Özgür Tort, General Manager of Migros Ticaret A.Ş., emphasized Turkish retail market has increased to USD 400-500 billion volume pushing the employment and total economy to the higher ranks within the framework of Turkey's target of being in top 10 economies of the world in 100th Anniversary of the Republic. Tort stated: “2023 main targets of the country requires a vision in the retail sector. The way to have such a vision is possible through enlarging the aspects of the trade and going beyond the ordinary. Retail has the power to transform the production and associated sectors in line with increased income per capita and chain of values created. Each new store means putting local products produced in any region of Turkey on the conveyor belt. As Migros, we are aware of our responsibility and we will fulfill the requirements of such a vision. Offering most ambitious prices in basic and fresh food in Turkey, Migros has improved its accessibility to the households as well as improving the accessibility of the households to the products. The tonnage of sales in respective products has increased three times. Using thematic sales campaigns, we extended high sales period to the year which used to be limited with the festival times in the past. We created reasons for shopping. In return, we created additional demand amounting equal to the demands created in time of two festivals. As long as the customer creates new demand, it affects entire supply chain starting from the production and helps the economy growing."

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  • FOR THE 9 MONTHS TO SEPTEMBER 2012, MİGROS REPORTED CONSOLIDATED SALES OF TL 4.8 BILLION AND NET PROFIT OF TL 117.1 MILLION

    •  Sales

    TL 4,833m (+13.6%) - 9 months to Sept 2012
    TL 1,825m (+13.1%) - Q3 2012

    • Gross Profit

    TL 1,267m (+15.2%) - 9 months to Sept 2012
    TL 468m (+15.2%) - Q3 2012

    • EBITDA

    TL 320m (+8.1%) - 9 months to Sept 2012
    TL 124m (+5.2%) - Q3 2012

    • Store openings

    Continuation of accelerated programme
    147 new stores opened in 9 months to September
    Total of stores: 874

    In the third quarter of 2012 Migros continued to achieve strong sales growth reporting a 13.1% increase in Group sales and a 13.6% increase for the 9 months to September 2012. Sales and market share benefitted from the accelerated store opening programme and the group’s successful focus on commodity products in the private label category and fresh products which resulted in strong growth in these segments. Sales from international operations also grew strongly, increasing by 16.2% to TL 285 million.

    Gross profit increased by 15.2% for both the 3rd quarter and the 9 months to September 2012 and gross margins of 25.6% (25.2% Q3 2011) and 26.2% (25.9% 9 months to September 2011) were achieved for each respective period.

    EBITDA for the quarter rose to TL 124 million, representing an EBITDA margin of 6.8% (7.3% Q3 2011). For the 9 months to September 2012 the Group reported EBITDA of TL 320 million, an 8.1% increase on the prior period and an EBITDA margin of 6.6% (7.0% 9 months to September 2011). The EBITDA margin, which is in line with management expectations and slightly ahead of full year guidance of 6%-6.5%, was impacted by the costs associated with Migros’ accelerated store opening program which continued during the quarter.

    During the 9 months to September 2012 147 new stores were opened, including 142 supermarkets, 2 hypermarkets and 3 Ramstores, bringing the total number of stores to 874. The Group’s store network is present in 69 of Turkey’s 81 cities.

    Migros remains focused on expanding its presence and capitalising on its strong brand in the Turkish market to continue to increase market share and deliver strong sales growth. A focus on fresh products, private label categories, competitive pricing on everyday products and high product availability, coupled with a strong loyalty and CRM programme, are initiatives aimed at complimenting the Group’s ongoing store opening programme. This will see c.100-150 new supermarkets and c.2 new hypermarkets openings a year over the medium term. Sustainable profitability is a key objective of the Group and growth will be balanced with an ongoing focus on operational efficiencies including initiatives to improve supply chain management.

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş

  • AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPO PROGRAM ‘WITH İZMİR LOVE, TANSAŞ TASTE’

     Tansaş, exhibiting its difference with the investments, activities, sponsorships and social responsibility projects carried out as part of the strategy to focus on Aegean, is getting prepared to present the Aegeans an unforgettable expo within the scope of main sponsorship of the 81st İzmir International Expo.

    Giving information about the activities and campaigns to be offered to the Aegeans during the expo Tansaş Deputy General Manager Mr. Şevki Tuncer said; “We have created numerous projects until today. We felt the support of the Aegeans in every project, and grew on their love. When caring for Aegean this much, it was not possible to ignore the İzmir Expo. We have started with the motto of ‘With İzmir Love, Tansaş Taste, Fresh Excitement İncomparable Expo’. Deputy General Manager for Group Marketing Mr. Cem Rodoslu, who attended the meeting, took attention to the Tansaş Store and Tansaş Street built inside the expo and said; “Hundreds of Tansaş brand products will meet the visitors in the Tansaş Store with special prices for the expo. 46 of our supplier companies will build product blocks in the Tansaş Street and shall have the chance to directly meet our customers.”
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  • Migros results for Q2 2012

    Group sales grew by 13.9% to TL 3 billion in the first half of 2012. Top line growth was buoyed by strong same store sales and the new store openings, 108 stores were opened during the period including 105 supermarkets, 2 hypermarkets and 1 Ramstore. Sales in International Operations increased by 20.8% to TL 189 million.


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  • MAIN SPONSOR OF 81st IZMIR INTERNATIONAL EXPO TANSAS

    TANSAS became the Main Sponsor of 81st Izmir International Expo that will be organized on August 31st- September 9th, 2012. Sponsorship agreement was signed by Aziz Kocaoglu, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, and Bulend Ozaydinli, the Chairman of Board, on behalf of Tansas.


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  • 5M MIGROS BEYLIKDUZU AND 5M MIGROS BODRUM WERE OPENED AT THE SAME TIME

    5M Beylikduzu Migros store reconstructed shortly after the fire broke out in November of 2011 was put into service by a ceremony in which the Board Member of Koc Holding and the Board Chairman of Vehbi Koc Foundation Semahat Arsel, the Chairman of Honour of Koc Holding Rahmi Koc and the Board Chairman of Migros Ticaret A.S. Bulend Ozaydinli participated. Ozaydinli, saying “We are having double happiness as Migros Group” stated that 5M Bodrum Migros was opened in Bodrum simultaneously while cutting the ribbon of 5M Beylikduzu Migros and continued by saying: “That we are opening 2 ea 5M at the distance of 830 km from each other at the same time on the same day is the result of our 58-year experience. Today, we are adding 17.000 m2 to our existing selling space with these two stores.”


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  • THE LIGHTS WILL NOT TURN OFF IN THE STORE UNTIL THE MORNING, THE DISCOUNT GONG WILL RING AT EVERY HOUR

    Beylikduzu 5M Migros, which is one of the most important points that Migros Ticaret A.S. meets the consumers, is getting prepared to reopen its doors for the customers with the most advanced means of shopping, a magnificent show and “mad discount program” by erasing all signs of the fire that occurred in November 2011. The shopping means will be offered to the customers until Saturday morning at the prices that are almost free of charge in the store that will be opened at 00.30 p.m. on June 15th, Friday, and the products will be offered to the consumers at unprecedented prices with the discount gong to ring at every hour. Mr. Ozgur Tort, the General Manager of Migros Ticaret A.S., stated that they would greet the consumers with a breath-taking visual show at 09:00 p.m. on Friday evening and said, “This store is our flagship with our innovative applications that we will offer to the customers for the first time and the excitement that we have provided for this region. I particularly suggest all our customers to look at the fresh food that we define as our striking forward not only once, but twice.”


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  • MIGROS GROUP, AIMING AT ZERO WASTE IN THE STORES, CONVERTS WASTES INTO ENERGY RESOURCE

    Migros Ticaret A.S., which has demonstrated its environment-friendly approach with the innovative practices developed by it, continues with important applications to create environment consciousness and awareness. Migros Ticaret A.S. has again broken the grounds in the retail sale business in Turkey in cooperation with Bios and converts the organic wastes and the products that have lost their capability for sale into biogas and consequently to electricity and thermal energy. Migros Ticaret A.S. converts any kind of wastes derived during the operations in the stores to various energy and raw material resources with sustainable environment policy with the aim of zero waste.
    Migros Group, which has broken the grounds for many years with its environment-friendly approach and recognized the principle of environmental sensitivity on the basis of the projects shared with the society, continues to allocate time and resources for the projects realized for the sake of legacy of a more healthier environment that the next generations may live.


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  • Migros results for Q1 2012

    • Sales

    TL 1,455 million – Q1 2012
    +14.5% - Q1 2012 vs. Q1 2011 (TL 1,271 million)

    • Gross Profit

    TL 385 million – Q1 2012
    +14.4% - Q1 2012 vs. Q1 2011 (TL 337 million)

    • EBITDA

    TL 99 million – Q1 2012
    +10.9% - Q1 2012 vs. Q1 2011 (TL 89 million)

    • Focus remains on growth of Migros’ core Supermarket business 
                             Store numbers reached to 764 in 1Q2012.
    Migros continued to deliver a strong sales performance in Q1 2012, with sales growth of 14.5% y-o-y. Q1 2012 saw a significant improvement in sales growth as in the last quarter of 2011. Sales from international operations were also strong with the amount of TL 97 million in Q1 2012.

    Gross profit increased by 14.4% year-on-year to TL 385 million, representing a gross margin of 26.5% in 1Q 2012. In addition, the Company continued to invest in pricing especially on basic food private labels and fresh produce in order to increase the traffic and stimulate the sales.

    EBITDA rose by 10.9% year-on-year to TL 99 million, representing an EBITDA margin of 6.8% in the first quarter, where the full year guidance is 6%-6.5%.

    Aggressive store opening program continued in Q1 as well.. During the first 3 months, total store numbers reached to 764 stores including international operations. 30 Supermarkets and 1 hypermarket were opened in Turkey.

    Migros expects to add at least 100 new stores to the total in 2012. As of today, the Company is ahead of its expansion program.

    Migros remains committed to delivering double digit turnover growth and stable operating profitability going forward. Migros’ strong brand and market position in Turkey combined with the Group’s focus on increasing customer footfall through catalysts such as fresh categories should continue to drive sales performance. The Group will leverage off its proven track record and experience in growing organically through new store openings whilst retaining a clear focus on profitability through extracting efficiencies in supply chain and providing a rich product variety..

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş.

  • April 23rd Week With Abundance of Campaigns From Migros Group To Make The Children Happy

     

    Migros Ticaret offers double festival for the children on April 23rd... Migros Group will give a unique gift of festival to the children with “April 23rd Theatre Festival”, and it will also offer a unique opportunity for the social collaboration to make the children happy...Migros Group customers that buy stationery, toys and child books at 50% discount from Migros, Tansas, 5M and Macrocenter stores during April 20th- 21st- 22nd- 23rd will be able to get these products to be delivered to the children through TEGV...

    “Migros April 23rd Theatre Festival” that is organized under the cooperation of Migros and State Theatres will be on the scene with 21 different plays and 52 representations in 12 cities. Migros continues to invest to the society for growth of the children with culture and art by taking important roles for advancement of the society and for creating the future through this festival that the free invitations can be obtained from Migros stores by the children. Everyone that visits Migros stores in the cities of Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana, Trabzon, Diyarbakir, Antalya, Erzurum, Konya, Sivas and Van will be able to visit the pay desks of the State Theatres in their respective cities with the booking vouchers to be received at the cash registers without the condition to make shopping and will be able to convert these vouchers into free tickets for any session.

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  • MIGROS TICARET A.S. FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR 2011 ANNOUNCED...

    Mr. TORT: “OUR SUPERMARKET FOCUSED APPROACH BROUGHT GROWTH IN DOUBLE DIGIT IN BOTH TURNOVER AND OPERATIONAL PROFITABILITY”

    The financial results for 2011 of Migros Ticaret A.S. that re-set the expansion, efficiency and profitability targets according to the “supermarket focused growth strategy” announced in September 2011 were announced. The turnover of Migros Ticaret A.S. that left out of the discounted shopping segment and continued with its growth strategy focused on supermarket in 2011 was recorded as TL 5,8 Billion with an increase by 11,5% in comparison with the previous year. Mr. Özgür Tort, the General Manager of Migros Ticaret A.S., who stated that they increased the number of stores by 10% in comparison with the previous year by putting 77 new supermarkets and hypermarkets into service in 2011, said, “We had told in September 2011 that our growth would be in double digit and our profitability would increase. Besides increasing our sales by 11,5% in 2011, we also increased our EBITDA value in double digit by 11,1% in comparison with the previous year and elevated it to TL 386 Million. We are observing the results of our supermarket focused growth approach.

  • To increase growth in two digits by saying "Only in Migros"

     In 2011, Migros Group had access to 12 million households among 19 million households in Turkey with 720 stores by achieving growth by 11 percent with a performance over the average for the sector.

    Mr. Özgür Tort, the General Manager of Migros Group, emphasized that the concept of “Only in Migros” created by the fact that the consumers placed Migros Group in a distinctive position and made it as their discourse according to the survey results, corresponded with the innovations and different shopping experiences that Migros contributed to the Turkish retail sale business.

    Mr. Tort stated that the new innovations were rapidly realized since the beginning of 2012 and they would continue to be realized, and specified that they created 3 different series by taking a further step in the specific brands, and the fact that the retail sellers give their own brands to the specific brands was a step that requires encourage. Mr. Özgür Tort stated that the concept of thematic production built on the pillars of life traces was initiated with the campaign of “Nostalgia” in 2011 by working with the suppliers for the first time in Turkey, and added that they entered 2012 with “AnadoluM (My Anatolia)” that is again an ambitious theme.
     

  • ANADOLUM (“MY-ANATOLIA”) CONCEPT FROM MIGROS THAT LAUNCHED THE ERA OF THEMATIC SHOPPING

    Migros Group, which introduced the concept of thematic shopping based on the traces of life to the consumers for the first time in Turkey, presents the concept of AnadoluM (“My-Anatolia”) following the “Nostalgia” concept. Migros Group, which offers very different products that bear the traces of Anatolia, the stop-point of specific traditions, very special local products and tastes, and the cradle of civilisations, to the interested consumers, brings the “Concept of AnadoluM (My-Anatolia)” to the stores by breaking the ground again in Turkey. The wind of Anatolia that started on February 16th in Migros Stores will continue to blow until April 4th.

    Migros, which is the leader of modern retail-sale business, continues with the concept of AnadoluM (“My-Anatolia”) following the concept of “Nostalgia” in the era of thematic shopping that it introduced to the consumers for the first time. Migros started 2012 with the concept of AnadoluM by setting out from the essence of Turkey, introduces many different values, tastes, symbols and patterns of Anatolia to the consumers throughout Turkey through different products. The products with “AnadoluM” concept were found very interesting by the consumers in a very short time.

     

  • Migros Group said: “Retail-Sale is a joyful business”

    Migros Group, which let the staff have unforgettable moments with distinctive perspectives and unusual organisations with the internal events, realised the Internal Communication Meeting for 2012 attended by all top management, the executive staff of the headquarters and the executives of all stores at WOW Hotel in Antalya.

    In this big-scale organisation that truly reflected the dynamism of Migros, the new approaches, new targets were shared with the members of this big team clearly and strongly.

    Over 1000 Migros Group staff members from 68 cities participated in this meeting that was organised during February 19th- 21st. Migros Group that brought together the executives of 720 stores throughout Turkey with the successful organisation of ZETA Tour had an enthusiastic internal communication meeting with the slogan of “Retail-Sale is a joyful business”.

  • Shopping on the pavement from Migros

    Migros Group, the leading company in the Turkish retail sale business, continues to bring and offer different shopping experiences that are intended to make the lives of the consumers easier with the practices and innovations introduced to the sector. The out-of-store activity of Migros Ticaret A.S., which introduced the Mobile Market application with the people in Bagdat Street in Istanbul in the face of 2012, was welcomed with a great interest of the consumers. Consumers experienced the “Mobile Market” application through the Virtual Migros Benches where they could order to Migros by getting the barcodes read from their homes or at any point where they were located.

  • Two Concurrent Prizes For Migros Group

    Özgür Tort, the General Manager of Migros Group, said, “We are making efforts to be present at any place where our customers are present. This includes not only location, but also service level, technology expectation and any kind of innovation.”

  • The Way To The Complete New Year Shopping Passes Through Migros Group Stores

    Migros Group, which offers cost-effective and a joyful gift alternative for the customers that are excitedly waiting for the Christmas with the Christmas Baskets with rich content and attractive prices, makes your loved persons to have a different shopping experience with HediyeM Card (My Gift Card) that any desired amount can be loaded.

  • Migros Ticaret completes aids for Van with the support of Turkish Red Crescent Association and its customers.

    We would like to thank our customers that provided support with their donations.

    The list of names that you may access with the link given below will continue to be published by keeping it updated.

    Click to see the list of the donations.
     

  • Double digit turnover growth of Migros...

    Migros results for Q3 2011 and for the 9 months to 30 September 2011

    (excluding divested Şok discount operations)
     

    •  Sales growth
      • +10.5% - y-o-y. TL 4,253mn - 9M2011
      • +10.2% - Q3
    • Gross Profit growth
      • +11.9% - y-o-y. TL 1.1bn with 25.9% margin – 9M2011
      • +10.1% - Q3
    • EBITDA growth
      • +14.0% - y-o-y. TL 287mn with 6.7% margin - 9M2011
      • +10.8% - Q3
    • Sok sale successfully completed
    • Renewed focus on growth of Migros’ core Supermarket business
      • 60 new store openings and reached to 731 stores in total
    • 142 Tansas Stores converted to Migros banner
    Migros has delivered a strong performance, with double digit sales growth of 10.5% for the nine months to September 2011 and 10.2% for Q3, which is in line with management’s expectations. EBITDA has grown by 14% ahead of the sales growth and reached to TL 287 mn.
    Profitability grew ahead of sales supported by stable gross margins, and helped by successful collaboration with suppliers and supply chain efficiencies. The overlap of the summer season and the Ramadan festive period provided relatively higher sales in Q3 versus the first half of the year.

    Migros has continued to successfully implement its new store opening strategy which is focused primarily on the Group’s core Migros Supermarket brand. During the nine months to September 2011 store numbers increased to 731 stores. 56 Supermarkets and 4 hypermarkets were opened in Turkey and 142 Tansas stores were converted to the Migros brand.

    The sale of Sok, Migros’ discount unit, was completed during the period. Migros is now fully focused on growing its core Supermarket business which comprises 81% of Group sales area and where it sees excellent opportunities to consolidate its leading market position in Turkey. In 2011, Migros expects to add 70 stores to its network in total.

    Migros remains optimistic about its ability to continue to deliver double digit turnover growth and stable operating profitability going forward. Migros’ strong brand and market position in Turkey combined with the Group’s focus on increasing customer footfall through catalysts such as fresh categories and concentrated Private Label products should continue to drive sales performance. The Group will leverage off its proven track record and experience in growing organically through new store openings and inorganically whilst retaining a clear focus on profitability through tight management of the cost base and extracting efficiencies through investment in supply chain efficiencies and supplier relationships.

    Migros Ticaret A.Ş.

  • Migros Group puts its 28th store abroad and 23rd Ramstore in Kazakhstan into service at 11:11 A.M. on 11.11.2011

    A new Ramstore was put into service in Kazakhstan where Migros Group has most of its stores abroad. Ramstore Sputnik Shopping Mall, which is the 28th ring in the chain of Ramstores acting 2 countries i.e. Kazakhstan and Macedonia, opened its doors to the customers at 11:11 a.m. on 11.11.2011 that has taken attention of the entire world and that is believed to bring good luck in the City of Alma-Ata in Kazakhstan.

  • Continued Aid...


    “Durable Food Package” and “Hygiene Package” prepared at cost by considering the needs of a family that has 5 members have been served to the interests of the customers at Migros, Tansas, Macrocenter and 5M Stores. Names- surnames of the participants of this aid campaign will be announced in the list of donators on our web page as of 18 November 2011.

  • Nostalgic products in limited quantities were presented for the customers at the prices of 50 years ago

    Many rooted brands of Turkey are meeting the customers again with the designs and prices of 50 years ago in this project that is the first application of “Nostalgia” stream in the food retail sale business. Migros Group has introduced again the products of the past in special packaging with the modern store applications of the present time to the customers and will get its customers to experience a nostalgic shopping as from September 29th with the Migros Sales Trucks to be placed in the selected Migros stores.

  • Tort: "Customers want shopping to come to themselves and Migros Group is to come with cheapness and diversity of products"

    Migros Group, the leader of innovations and dynamism in the retail sale business, is to bring cheapness, vicinity and diversity of products that are the pillars of retail sale business in the world to the customers in the new period.

    Migros Group, the leader of new expectations and trends for over a half century, declared that it would grow rapidly with a focus on supermarket in parallel with the change and development in the world. Özgür Tort, the General Manager of Migros Group said, “Migros went to the feet of its customers at the conditions of 57 years ago. And now, we will take cheapness and diversity of products and facilities to the feet of our customers through our stores and we will get closer to them.”

  • Bursa Inegol 5M Store welcomed its customers with hyper cheapness

    Migros, which is welcomed by the great interest by the customers in every province, put into service Bursa Inegol 5M Store with hyper cheapness on July 8th. The people in Inegol showed great interest in the inauguration, and entered into long queues to make use of the special discounts on the case of inauguration.

  • Antalya has more than Cannes... Macrocenter is being opened!

    Macrocenter, which is the leading brand in Turkey in special tastes, is going to open in Antalya the first store outside Istanbul for the taste addicts. Macrocenter, which brings to its shelves the most special tastes of Europe and the world for the joyful meals, is going to introduce the sense of meal and lifestyle to its customers in Antalya Terracity this time following Istanbul. Macrocenter established on an area covering 2200 square meters will welcome the domestic and foreign guests in Antalya, which is the number one tourism paradise in Turkey, as from June 1st.

  • Tansas leads in Aegean region

    Tansas embraced its customers again with the social projects realized one by one. Tansas, which further reinforced its links with the Aegean region with morning sport, university festivals, environmental projects and very special sponsorships, will welcome the artists that are most liked by its customers in Tansas Arena in the summer months.

    Tansas continues to gain the confidence of its consumers within the framework of strategy of focusing on Aegean region and reinforces its link with the customers. Mr. Sevki Tuncer, Assistant General Manager in charge of Tansas Stores, replied to the question i.e. “What is happening with Tansas?” in a press meeting. Mr. Tuncer said: “Following a long period of preparation, we re-designed the Tansas stores with many innovations to meet all the needs of our customers in the region. The people in this region loved Tansas, which is their own brand, in this style. One of the five products that are sold in the organized market in the region originates from Tansas. This rate is doubled in the meat. Tansas leads with its difference of being an Aegean.”

  • “Environmental Practices of Migros work for the Next Generations”

    Migros Group, which continues with the practice of “Recycling Kiosk” in the stores in order to recycle the waste substances to the environment, has expanded this practice to 37 stores in two years upon the positive demand from its customers.

  • Migros takes the first place in female employment

    Migros Ticaret A.S. was awarded the prize for the first place in the category of “Employers Employing the Highest Number of Women in 2010”, and the prize for the fifth place in the category of “Employers Paying the Highest Premium in 2010” by the Social Security Authority. Mr. Serdar Kasikci, the Industrial Relationships and Support Services Group Manager of Migros Ticaret A.S., said: “This first place is very meaningful for us. We have created the female employment by 40 percent in our company. We are very happy to be the leader in this field, and to be the pioneer in the sector and industrial world.”

  • Migros elegance on runway

    Migros, which introduced Spring- Summer 2011 textile products to the public in a fashion show, brings the trends of fashion to its shelves at the most advantageous prices. The products, which were welcomed with a great interest by the consumers, were introduced in a special fashion show organized in Beylikduzu Migros Shopping Mall.

  • 5M in the heart of Çukurova

    Migros Group, which accesses to the consumers in different formats at about 2 thousand points in Turkey, is putting into service 13th store of 5M, which is the newest format, in Adana, the heart of Çukurova Region. Migros Ticaret A.Ş., which will introduce a very new format to the people in Adana, will serve on its shelves everything that should be in a hypermarket from white goods to electronic devices, and from cleaning agents to food and beverage as well as many local tastes specific to Adana in the store that will serve at hyper cheap prices and enriched species. Many products will be accessed by the consumers at hyper cheap prices in Adana 5M that will open its doors to the people in Adana on April 22nd with its area covering 6 thousand 800 square meters. While the famous taste of Adana i.e. cezerye (a confection made with carrots and nuts) will welcome the people in Adana on a special rayon, many other different tastes of Adana also took their places on the shelves. Mr. Fuat Yanar, Assistant General Manager of Migros Ticaret A.Ş. said, “We are continuing to introduce the consumers all around Turkey with different shopping concept of 5M”, and added, “When we see the pleasure of our customers, this leads us to have the question of what can we do further more for them. When we meet the demands and needs of our customers in each new store that we open with the answers that we find, this makes us to be more courageous.”

  • Our customers want easiness in life, and Migros does not give up innovations

    Migros Group, the leading company in the Turkish retail sale business, offers the newest applications that will make the life of customers easy in the modern retail sale to the service of Turkish consumers by using the means of technology. Migros Group, which has brought many NEW GROUNDS for its consumers recently from Jet Lane to Good Agricultural Practices and to the shipment of fresh food from the distribution centers and from ATMs inside the store to the Environment-Friendly Kiosks, now meets 2011 with two big innovations.

    Now, with the application of “Easy Pay-Office”, the customers will be able to make all invoice payments at Migros stores if they wish. Migros Group, which has started the first Online Market application in Turkey, now introduces to the Turkish retail sale business and consumers the concept of “Mobile Market” that will enable the consumers to place purchase orders to Migros by getting barcodes read from home or at any place with this infrastructure. “Our main approach is to make the life of our customers easy and convert shopping into living spaces in this rapid life. And we are making this with innovative-approach. Migros customers are expecting for innovation; they try every innovation at first and possess it if they like. This mutual situation makes us much more dynamic” said Mr. Özgür Tort, General Manager of Migros Ticaret A.Ş.

  • 21st Ramstore in Kazakhstan has been put into service in Astana.

    The Ramstore brand of Migros Group that has made a great achievement on the international arena has inaugurated 21st store in Kazakhstan in Astanalik Shopping Mall in the City of Astana. Thus, the number of stores of Ramstore in Astana has increased to five.

  • Migros Ticaret Is Expanding The Distribution Network Rapidly With The Specialized Distribution Centers

    Migros Group, which introduces more consumers with the modern retail by opening 8 new stores on average every week, is developing the strategies that will contribute to realizing this rapid growth on the focus point of productivity.

    Migros Group, which has put distribution centers into service to ensure more rapid and efficient product shipment to the sales points in every region, has added the last ring to these centers in Samsun. The total number of distribution centers of Migros Group has increased to 13 with the new distribution center that was opened in Çınarçık Town of Samsun.

    The size, which was 148 thousand 912 square meters in total in 2009, has reached to 225 thousand square meters after opening the 13th distribution center, and the employment created in these centers has reached to 3300 persons. “We are realizing productivity and profitability based strategies in the background while opening 8 stores in a week. Our distribution centers are one of the most important symbols of this strategy” said Mr. İhsan Usel, Assistant General Manager for Supply Chain and Logistics of Migros Ticaret A.S.

  • 20th Ramstore of Kazakhstan has been put into service in Atrau.

    Ramstore, the brand of Migros Group that made a great achievement on the international arena, has put 20th store in Kazakhstan in the City of Atrau. Migros Group, which has established the fourth store in the West Kazakhstan territory including Atrau, will provide service in the 2907 m2 sales area in Atrau Ramstore. Atrau Ramstore features the biggest store of the city.

  • “CRAZY MONEY RAIN” In Autumn By Migros

    Money Club Card or Money Bonus Holders are earning extra money over the discounted products in Migroskop catalogue in their shopping at the value of TL 50.00 and over at one time in Migros stores during October 14th-27th.

  • Migros Group inaugurates 18th Ramstore in Kazakhstan

    Ramstore, the brand of Migros Group that has achieved a great success internationally, has inaugurated 18th store in Kazakhstan in Aktau City located on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Aktau Ramstore offering service with the sale area covering 3371 square meters in the biggest shopping mall of the city features the biggest store in Aktau.

  • Through Money from Migros-Shell cooperation, both tanks and baskets will be filled

     Total 11 million customers win both from their fuel and food expenses with the cooperation Shell and Migros initiated by considering the fact that food and fuel expenses, as the biggest two consumer expenses made through card, reach 30 % of the monthly family budget. The long term cooperation has been announced in a meeting to which the General Manager of Migros Ticaret A.Ş., Mr. Ozgur Tort and the Chairman of the Executive Board of Shell & Turcas Pertrol A.S., Mr. George Spanoudis have attended.

  • Money Campaign

    Customers, who achieve their personal targets, offered with Money Club, take their shares from millions of Money. Having distributed the highest reward in retail within the previous period, Migros Tic. A.Ş. is now offering the possibility to use the Moneys it distributed more valuably for the Money-specific products. Once again, with customer-specific offers, Money Club makes its customers partners to millions of Money during the period of 20 August - 19 September. Customers can either make free shopping with the Moneys they win or use the Moneys much more valuably in special products. By this way they can both earn Money while shopping and win once again when using the Moneys. Customers who are members of the winners' club with Money Club will continue to enjoy various opportunities at diverse Money Club points.
     

  • Turkey wins 50 million for the second time

      Money Club distributed 50 million TL to 604.593 people within a month with private offers it made as part of the Money Club Card launching campaign. Having delivered the biggest reward in retail industry through a month, Migros Ticaret A.S., started to distribute a second 50 Million TL to its customers. It continues to bring in benefits to its customer in the period between the dates 15 July and 15 August with, once again personal offers. Customers included in the winners' club with Money Club will continue to benefit from various opportunities at different Money Club points.

  • Afyon's first hypermarket is open

      5M Migros as the newest format of Migros Ticaret A.S., put Afyon's biggest retail point into service with its hyper concept. Being the ninth 5M Migros in Turkey, Afyon Store will serve individual consumers with its hypermarket concept on an area of 5 thousand 350 m2, and hotels, restaurants, cafes and catering companies with its wholesale concept with parcel products. On the opening day of Afyon 5M Migros, a trailer of refrigerator, 2 trailers of detergents, 2 trucks of LCD, 2 trucks of eggs, 2 trailers of toilet paper, a trailer of granulated sugar, a truck of pasta, a truck of sunflower oil and 2 truckloads of watermelon were rapidly sold out with the special opening discount.

  • Migros Group launchs the period of personal retailing by giving out 50 million Turkish Lira

    With its leadership mission of 56 years, Migros Group that serves in Turkey with its formats of Migros, Sok, 5M, Macrocenter and Virtual Store, starts the period of personal retailing. Tort said "The start of personal retailing period is a milestone that is as important as the introduction of barcodes to our life" and continued as follows: “This new period in retailing industry is an indication of the importance we attach on investing on the customer. Our store product diversity that addresses different expectations and the superiority created by our innovative technology will turn into benefit for our customers. We have improved our Migros Club know-how, which is the first loyalty program in Turkey, invested on it and by means of Money Club today we are able to initiate this new period for our 6 brands."

    The new retailing period will cover all stores affiliated with Migros Group and will apply to 7000 checkouts in 72 cities online. For every customer having Money Club Card or Money Credit Card, a personal total target will be set, regardless of whether the shopping is made from a hypermarket, a supermarket or discount-market. The amount of the money that will return to the customer's pocket will be determined over the total shopping and the targets will be followed from shopping receipts online. Explaining that a total amount of 50 Million TL will be given out between 10 June – 11 July 2010, Migros Ticaret A.S. General Manager Ozgur Tort said that this will be the first step of the personal retailing period and that special rewarding programs will become diversified and broadened in the upcoming periods.
       

  • Migros Virtual Store customers enjoy shopping and holiday at the same time

    Migros Ticaret A.S, provides very special opportunities to its customers, who desire to spend the summer of 2010 by the seaside, also in their holidays. Delivering all the products its customers can find in Migros Stores to their doorsteps in 17 cities, Migros Ticaret A.S. has extended its scope of services in the summer months to serve also in summer towns. In the summer of 2010, Migros Virtual Store turns holidays into real joy by carrying out deliveries to both the summerhouses and the yachts of its customers in the towns of Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye, Gocek, Didim, Cesme and Ayvalık.

  • Environmentalists Win with Migros

    Having started the 'Recycling Kiosk' application in its stores for recycling waste materials, Migros Ticaret have collected a total of 370.966 recyclable wastes from its stores until today. With the positive support it received from its customers, Migros have extended the application to 20 stores. Migros Ticaret aims to double the number of environment-friendly kiosks within the year and takes the lead in the recycling of waste materials in the nature, by providing funding for works on matters of recycling and recovery.

  • TEGV and Migros joined their hands and hundreds of children kicked the ball for 'fair play'

    The publicity meeting of the project, which was initiated in 2009 and which aims to enable the children to spend their out-of-school hours within an environment of gentlemanliness, friendship and a healthy life by means of the amateur football teams established in the training grounds of TEGV, was held in Istanbul with the participation of Cengiz Solakoglu, the Chairman of Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation and Bulend Ozaydinli, the Chairman of Migros Ticaret A.S.   Emphasizing on the point that the positive changes created on the spirit of the community with the institutional social responsibility efforts that aim for social benefit are as important as the efforts’ figurative results, Ozaydinli said “I attach a great importance to the project 'Children Soccer Academy', both as the chairman of Migros Ticaret A.S, and as Bulend Ozaydinli. This is because the real purpose of this project is to inspire through football, a very common and popular sport, the spirit of 'fair play' in children, who are the assurances of our future. Ozaydinli also stated that a community that listens to and tries to understand each other, and competes fairly will definitely receive the rewards of such an understanding, on both economic and social terms, and that they are very pleased to carry out this project with TEGV, of which's services he highly appreciates.  

  • 60 Thousand Saplings From Tansas to Seferihisar, Turkey’s First Cittaslow

    Bringing the olives produced by Aegean Forest Foundation to its customers, Tansas will build ‘Tansas Customer Forest’ of 60 thousand saplings in Seferihisar with the whole income it obtains from the sales of these olives. In his speech he gave in the cooperation signing ceremony of the project that will be carried out jointly with Aegean Forest Foundation, Sevki Tuncer, Migros Ticaret’s Assistant General Manager in Charge of Sales said “Researches show that Turkey’s most sensitive customer group in terms of social responsibilities is the customers of Tansas.

    The fact that we have planted more than 267 thousand saplings in the Aegean Region as a result of the projects we have carried out hand to hand with our customers for years is the best evidence to this. As for this year, our hearts will beat for Seferihisar which attracts the attention of the whole world with the natural and healthy living environment it provides and was named to be the first city of Turkey to enter the list of Cittaslow movement. We are proud that we will be providing 60 thousand saplings for Seferihisar

  • 5M Migros, the address of 5 star shopping with hyper low prices, is now in Starcity

    Diverse range of products that you can think of for hyper low prices… Migros Ticaret’s latest format 5M Migros, was brought into service in Starcity Shopping Mall and Outlet Center. In Starcity 5M Migros, which opened its doors for its customers with discounts up to 50 percent, a very wide product range is available from small house appliances to grocery products, from laptops to cosmetics, from eggs to LCD TV's. On the opening day of the Starcity 5M Migros, which aims to satisfy all needs of the consumers from a to z with the 30.000 different kinds of products in its shelves, 2 trailers of oil, 2 trailers of detergent, a trailer of granulated sugar, 3,5 tons of tomato, 10 tons of milk, 2 trailers of televisions and hundreds of electronic appliances were consumed rapidly. The residents of Istanbul, who showed great interest to the opening, almost raced against each other, particularly for enjoying the opening discounts of up to 50 percent in white goods and electronic appliances.

  • A meaningful cooperation from Tansas and Aegean Forest Foundation: A sapling will be planted for anyone who buys a Nature Friendly Sticker from Tansas

    Tansas and Aegean Forest Foundation that jointly realized many projects intended for extending forestlands and re-greenifying burnt forest areas since 2006, have planted more than 266 thousand saplings in the Aegean Region. With a brand new collaboration, Tansas and Aegean Forest Foundation have initiated another project that will make a difference for the nature also in 2010.

    With the income to be obtained from the "nature-friendly stickers" that the customers can buy from any Tansas Store in the Aegean Region against 4 TL, the “Tansas Cesme Customer Forest” is being built by the Izmir-Cesme highway, under the credibility of Aegean Forest Foundation. The Tansas Cesme Customer Forest that will grow with the contributions of nature-lovers, and those who miss a greener Cesme, will consist of 30 thousand saplings. The foresting works of Tansas Cesme Customer Forest is being carried out in Cesme-Karakoy area with the cooperation of the Governorship of Izmir - Provincial Department of Environment and Forestry, and Aegean Forest Foundation.

  • Healthy Farming for a Healthy Future: Major Partnership Between Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs and Migros

    Details of this collaboration on fruit and vegetables to be sold through Migros stores labelled with the Good Farming Produce logo were given to the general public at a press conference at which Mr Mehdi Eker, the Minister of Agricultural and Rural Affairs and Mr Bülend Özaydınlı, the Chief Executive Officer of Migros Ticaret both participated. Mr Mehdi Eker, the Minister of Agricultural and Rural Affairs, drew attention to the fact that support for Good Farming Practices through private sector collaboration will contribute to an acceleration in the process of development in agriculture and to the common good by reach out to the whole of Turkey from producer to consumer. While Mr Bülend Özaydınlı, the Chief Executive Officer of Migros Ticaret, stated that they (Migros) supported the Good Farming Practices through the encouragement and the backing of the Ministry of Agriculture and said that they were determined to be pioneers in moving in this direction believing that with this development, Turkey would enter a new era in agriculture.

    The Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs and Migros, the leading player in the retailing sector, have signed to initiate an historical development in the Good Farming Practices. Farmers who decide to grow products in line with the standards of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Good Farming Practices (GFP) and who sign contracts with Migros will be able to sell all the fresh fruit and vegetables they produce to the supermarket chain.

    With the Good Farming Practices (which meet EU standards) initiated by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs, consumers can be sure that fruit and vegetables are now 100% healthy and reliable. The Ministry of Agriculture and Migros Ticaret set out with the motto “Good Farming for a Good Future” and initiated a nationwide campaign so that consumers in Turkey could buy with confidence the best agricultural produce. The aims of this campaign are to ensure a healthy diet for the coming generation and to make agricultural land in Turkey more productive and fertile.

    In order to ensure safe food and goods backed by quality systems, over the last 56 years Migros has put food on its shelves which has gone through its own control mechanisms. Migros has initiated and brought in many new practices such as pesticide analysis, hormone analysis, and traceable products and with the decision that all fruit and vegetables on the shelves will be produced in line with GFP standards Migros is supporting the farmer and world class agriculture as well as the principle of consumer health. From now on, consumers will be sure of buying the healthiest fruit and vegetables when they see the GFP label on the fruit and vegetable shelves of Migros.

  • 2,000 Farmers Declare "Healthy Farming For A Healthy Future" – Migros To Stock Its Shelves With Certified Fruit And Vegetables In 2010

    Farmers who decide to grow products in line with the standards of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Good Farming Practices (GFP) and who sign contracts with Migros will be able to supply fresh fruit and vegetables to the supermarket chain. Migros has been strictly controlling the wholesomeness and reliability of the goods it sells throughout the 55 years it has been in business and using these new standards the progress of fruit and vegetables can be followed from the farmer’s field to the customer’s dinner table.

    Approximately 2,000 farmers have started growing crops according to the Good Farming Produce standards after Migros took the decision to only buy produce from GFP certified producers.

    With the Good Farming Practices (which meet the standards of the EU) initiated by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs, fruit and vegetables are now 100% healthy and reliable for consumers. From now on, consumers will be able to buy the healthiest fruit and vegetables from the shelves of the supermarket by checking the GFP logo displayed on these products.

  • A perfect gift option from Migros: My Gift Card

    Migros Ticaret offers a brand new option to customers who want to give a different kind of present. With My Gift Card, which can be used in Migros, 5M and Migros E-Stores, you pick the design you want out of a choice of 12 different card designs; load credit, and your nearest and dearest can then choose their presents themselves.

  • Migros Ticaret opens a new distribution centre bringing the total to 11.

    The opening of Migros’s 11th Distribution Centre in Erzurum will increase the traffic of goods and trade in the region. Migros Ticaret A.Ş, which introduces Turkey to the latest in shopping environments, has just established a new distribution centre in Erzurum. This brand new investment will contribute towards regional and local development. In order to bring about faster and more efficient transportation of goods to sales points all over Turkey, Migros opened 10 distribution centres. By establishing this, the 11th, distribution centre in Erzurum, Migros now has a total storage area of 195,000 square meters and with the addition of 170 employees in Erzurum, the total number of employees working in all the Migros distribution centres has now reached 3,000. Migros Erzurum Distribution Centre, which is located in Erzurum Industrial Estate and which is built on an area of 30,000 square meters, will deliver food and non-food product groups to all Migros Ticaret formats in the region with a capacity of 800 trucks per month. The Migros Erzurum Distribution Centre was put into service on December 7th.
     

  • Migros gives a lifetime guarantee to consumer goods Migros offers protection to customer belongings both in-store and in the store car parks Shopping starts at 55 Kr!

    With more than 80 'firsts' in the retailing sector in Turkey, Migros is adding a new dimension to its 55 year symbol the cuddly kangaroo and launching a new era in retailing. The General Manager of the company Özgür Tort made the following statement:

    "All consumer goods on sale at Migros will have a lifetime Migros guarantee. There is no time limit for the return of unopened products which have passed their expiry date. Furthermore, we have insurance cover for customer belongings both in store and in the store car parks. Throughout over half a century of innovations we have continued to offer exclusivity to our customers."

    He then went on to announce that throughout the month of November customers would be able to benefit from an amazing series of campaigns and promotions and that the days of 55 kuruş shopping had begun.

    Tort thanked the customers on behalf of Migros for the trust they had placed in the company which had brought them so many 'firsts' and had made such bold promises.

  • Migros TV - the customer always wins

    Migros TV, which is the first of its kind, has been greeted with a great deal of consumer interest in a short time. Customers who enter their Migros Club Card number in the field on the screen after the product advertisement win a special discount on the advertised product. Product discounts that are loaded onto the club cards can be used in any Migros store.

  • Yet Another Migros Ticaret A.Ş. Innovation: Express Check-out, Express Shopping

    The express check-out came into use for the first time in Turkey at MMM Ataşehir Migros in January 2009 as a pilot study. On the back of positive customer feedback and operational advantages the system was adopted in MM Capitol Migros store on March 17th and finally in MMM Caddebostan Migros store on June 10th. 

    The express check-out system (which will be installed in other Migros stores) is the most advanced of its kind and was created by examining the infrastructure of the bank systems and taking into account the shopping habits of the customers in Turkey. The express check-out accounts for 15% of transactions per day (though this varies from store to store). The system will be expanded throughout the Migros chain as initial data shows that it provides customer satisfaction by reducing total shopping time by 35% with its check-out speed.

  • Customer Awareness Increases, another step forward from Migros

    Migros introduced the first bio-degradable carrier bags in Turkey and a drop in the use of carrier bags was subsequently observed. A second stage has been the introduction of another new environmentally friendly option to Migros customers: the reusable, cloth shopping bag. The slogan “It’s in my hands to protect the environment” is printed on these reusable bags. Migros’s aim is both to create a pleasant shopping experience and to carry on making a contribution towards raising awareness of the environment.

  • Tansaş stands up for the forests of the Aegean with sustainable projects

    In cooperation with the Aegean Forest Foundation with the slogan ‘You be the solution to global warming’, Tansas has gone into action to help regenerate the forests of the Aegean. To bring the customer in on the project, which is getting bigger every year, Tansaş has put olives produced by Aegean Forest Foundation on sale at cost price in its stores.  In the area of Şirince a forest area of 30,000 saplings will be developed by planting one sapling for each jar of olives bought by customers at Tansaş stores.

    Tansaş, one of the leading supermarket chains in Turkey, continues its efforts to support environmental projects set up under the slogan ‘You be the solution to global warming’. Tansaş, in cooperation with Aegean Forest Foundation, planted 100,000 saplings in Urla in 2006. This first effort was met by customer awareness. Tansaş, which has planted a total of 200,000 saplings in the depleted, burnt down forests of the Aegean region within the scope of projects being carried out with the collaboration of the customers. The latest of these projects is the sale of olives produced by the Aegean Forest Foundation at cost price in Tansas stores. The announcement that a forest of 30,000 saplings is to be developed in Şirince by planting one sapling for each jar of the olives grabbed the interest of environment-friendly consumers.

  • Shopping Now Goes in Biodegradable Carrier Bags at Migros

    Until January 29th, Migros introduced the first bio-degradable carrier bags in Turkey for free. Additionally Migros raised the consciousness of its customers with its slogan “Don’t waste your energy”.

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