German DIY retailer OBI has opened a EUR 5 million store in Ploiesti, the fifth in Romania after shops in Oradea, Bucharest, Arad and Pitesti.
The company says the new opening is to meet consumer expectations, and is planning more outlets for the local market this year in Sibiu and Bucharest. The store has a total surface of 10,000 sqm, and a sales area of 8,500 sqm.
It is located in the same zone as the real,- outlet, and shares the 8,000 parking spaces available. The outlet’s most important product offer is in the gardening section, OBI-Gradina Ta.
OBI operates 330 units in Germany and 200 stores in 12 other markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
Its shops generate total sales of EUR 5.9 million and employ over 38,500 people.
The retailer is present in Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, Bosnia, Russia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia and Ukraine.
Romania is the 13th European market where OBI operates retail outlets.