Mercator Group. More than 1,439 stores in 5
countries. Best neighbour for more than 65 years.
Mercator is the largest retailer in SEE and is among top retailers in
its core markets: Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro.
The Group is present in Slovene market with 11 companies, 7 more
subsidiaries operate in other markets of SEE.
Poslovni sistem Mercator, d.d., headquartered in Slovenia, is the
parent company of the Group.
More than 65 years: from small Slovene
wholesaler to the biggest retailer in SEE
1949: Establishment of the »Živila Ljubljana« wholesale company,
the predecessor of Poslovni sistem Mercator, d.d.
1953: »Živila Ljubljana« is renamed to »Mercator«.
From 1953 to late 1990: Intensive process of taking over other
smaller retailers in Slovenia. In 1993 the start of privatization with an
initial public offering of shares, the largest privatization project in
Central Europe by volume and value of capital. Mercator introduced
the first self-service store in Slovenia.
From the beginning of 2000 …
With the establishment of subsidiaries in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and
Herzegovina Montenegro, Mercator entered foreign markets.
Mercator has, as the first retailer in Slovenia, introduced innovations
such as private label products, self-service cashier, online store, Pika
card, new format of small stores called Mercator Neighbour, …
Our vision and mission
Mercator will be the largest, the most successful and the most efficient
retailer in the region.
• A satisfied customer recognizes us as the best retailer that offers
everything a discount store can offer, and much more.
• Employees with smiles on their faces and sparkles in their eyes are our
key competitive advantage. They will be able to develop their potential in
a stable environment.
• We are striving towards a stable ownership structure that will support
the company development based on merit and results.
• Mercator is striving to win the confidence of all stakeholders.
4-pillar strategy: focus on core activity,
profitability and growth
Mercator Group key figures
EUR 1,287.2 mn EUR 71.3 mn
EUR 26.5 mn
EUR 15.3 mn
Number of stores
Number of employees
Net financial debt
EUR 862.9 mn
Strategic business fields
5.4 % of revenue
Other business activities
(Intersport and Modiana):
8.0 % of revenue
86.6 % of revenue
Overview by markets
57.2 % of revenue
644 business units
- Non-core business
60 business units
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
- Non-core business
25 business units
*Number of business units as at June 30., 2015, excl. franchise units
35.3 % of revenue
376 business units
3.8 % of revenue
103 business units
Group composition as at June 30, 2015
* The company does not conduct business operations.
Key information for shareholders
Movement of closing price per MELR share in
the period 1-6 2015, compared to the SBITOP
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As at June 30, 2015, the share in the company Poslovni sistem Mercator, d.d., held by
foreign investors amounted to 98.45 percent, which is 77.55 percentage point more
than as at June 30, 2014.
Private label lines and loyalty program
Private label lines
In Serbian market, in addition to the Mercator brand, at the level of core line, K plus
products shall gradually be included.
As of February 1, 2013 in all markets of our operations we introduced renewed Pika
card loyalty system.
In 2014 we introduced some new advantages for our Pika card holders: new
functionalities, expanded partnerships system.
In accordance with consolidation by markets, Pika card loyalty system in Croatia was
moved on MultiPlusCard loyalty system.
As at January 31, 2015, Pica card customer loyalty program was discontinued in
Serbia. The entire customer loyalty program in this market was transferred to joint
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