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Agrokor's Retail Among the 50 Fastest Growing in the World

We are proud to announce that Agrokor has positioned itself alongside the leading international companies, which is the result of long-standing significant investments in introducing new technologies, the world's best practise, in the people's know-how and in following trends on the global retail market.

This year again Deloitte made a comprehensive research called Global Powers of Retailing, in cooperation with the US magazine „Stores“. The research is based on data published by the retail chains for the fiscal year 2011. Unlike previous years, the FMCG sector grew by 6 per cent, thus exceeding the retail of apparel, footwear and fashion accessories as well as of technical products. Over this period the retailers of apparel, footwear and fashion accessories recorded a lower growth rate amounting to 5 per cent instead of the former 7 per cent. On the other hand, retailers of technical products have recorded good profitability and significant increase in revenues.

Among the world's top 250 retail chains is also Agrokor's retail, which can as well be found on the list of 50 fastest growing retail chains. Interestingly, as many as 24 out of 50 fastest growing retailers come from emerging markets. The fastest growing companies' revenues have grown on average by 22 per cent in the period from 2006 to 2011, or as much as four times faster than the revenues of the world's top 250 retailers as a whole.

Agrokor's retail has thus received a recognition of the success of its operations, which is additionally underlined by the fact that it has found itself alongside the world's leading retailers such as Wal-Mart, Carrfour and Tesco.

Top 250 global retailers

Rank

Company

Country

1

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

USA

2

Carrefour S.A.

France

3

Tesco PLC

U.K.

4

Metro AG

Germany

5

The Kroger Co.

USA

...

...

...

226

Agrokor d.d.

Croatia

Rank

Company

Country

1

Westfarmers Limited

Australia

2

Steinhoff International Holdings Ltd.

S. Africa

3

X5 Retail Group N.V.

Russia

4

Wu-Mart Group

China

5

Open Joint Company „Magnit“

Russia

...

...

...

31

Agrokor d.d.

Croatia

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