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Slovaks are active online shoppers Focus in short Locked SLOVAKS make online purchases most often during the first half of the week, buying mostly clothes and footwear in e-shops, according to a survey TNS Aisa conducted for Erste Group. 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Retail chains unite Focus in short Locked LARGE retail chains have clustered in a new trade association in Slovakia, the Slovak Alliance of Modern Commerce (SAMO). Its launching members are Billa, Kaufland, Lidl, Tesco and Metro. The aim of the alliance is to actively participate in the development of trade in Slovakia and simultaneously to be a platform for an expert discussion whose aim should be well-tuned and permanently sustainable relations of trade and production, a balanced regulatory framework and suitable protection of consumers, the SITA newswire wrote. 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovakia’s prices below EU average Focus in short Locked SLOVAKS keep complaining about high prices even though they are about one third below the European average. But the whole picture should be completed with earnings, which however, are much lower, too. 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Shoppers lose out Focus in short Locked SEVERAL practices unfair to shoppers have been registered in Slovakia. 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Customers also sent to competition Focus in short Locked PASSIVITY of shop assistants and the failure to fully tap the potential of the customer are the most common shortcoming mystery shoppers uncovered in Slovakia while sending the customer to the competition also occurs. These are some of the findings of agencies providing services of mystery shopping to companies in Slovakia, the TASR newswite wrote. 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Institutions and trade organisations in Slovakia Locked -Finance Ministry, www.finance.gov.skMinister: Peter Kažimír 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Fatter wallets promise richer Christmas Merchants prepare for Christmas rush Locked MERCHANTS in Slovakia are meticulously preparing for their harvest season, Christmas, while increasing employment and wages together with low inflation indicate a generous Christmas season. 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Development of retail space focuses on regions New retail development projects in Bratislava resurrected Locked TWENTY-FIVE years ago, people protesting at squares throughout what was then Czechoslovakia hoped not only for more rights and freedoms, but also for fuller shelves in shops and shorter queues in front of them. The latter has been mostly fulfilled. as a number of foreign retail chains have opened hundreds of outlets in Slovakia, almost tripling the size of retail space. Yet while the retail market has become saturated, more is coming. 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Food producers worry about sanctions’ effect The loss of the Russian market pushes producers to target EU countries WHILE customers are enjoying low food prices and retail chains say Russian sanctions targeting EU produce are having little effect on their businesses, producers claim a glut of goods on the market are harming their bottom line. 24 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
French cars rolling out in Trnava Focus in short SLOVAKIA is home to three carmakers of which PSA Peugeot Citroën in Trnava is the second oldest. In early November, cyclist Peter Sagan, who is the ambassador of the Citroën car brand in Slovakia, symbolically marked the 400,000 Citroën C3 Picasso that rolled off Trnava’s production lines, the TASR newswire wrote. 10 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Learning history in the field Focus in short IT MAKES a difference whether history is learned from textbooks or by visiting actual places where the described historic events really took place. Slovak students and other visitors were able to experience the difference on October 27 and 28 while attending the commemoration of the 70th anniversary – organised by the French Embassy – of the Slovak National Uprising in Strečno. In this region, French partisans joined the Slovak revolt against the Nazi-satellite Slovak State. 10 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
French school moves to new site Focus in short THE FRENCH-SLOVAK school, which has existed since 2003, started the academic year 2014/2015 at a new location. L’école française de Bratislava moved from Cadrova street in Bratislava’s Kramáre borough into the reconstructed building of a former elementary school at Marie Curie Sklodowska Street in Petržalka. 10 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Experimental lab opens Business in short DESIGNERS, researchers, engineers, students or entrepreneurs have a new place where they can create and put the results of their work into practice relatively quickly. A new experimental space, FabLab Bratislava, was ceremonially opened at the Faculty of Informatics and Information Technology at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava on November 4 in the presence of Juraj Draxler, the State Secretary of the Education Ministry, French Ambassador Didier Lopinot, and other officials. 10 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Nourishing mutual relations Focus in short THE FRENCH-Slovak Chamber of Commerce (FSKO) was launched in 1994 and currently has more than 150 members. After the commercial department of the Slovak Embassy in France was cancelled in 2011 and because the commercial department of the French Embassy in Slovakia has not been providing commercial services for French companies as of January 2012, FSKO is the only institution serving these purposes on the bilateral level, Dušan Huszár of FSKO told The Slovak Spectator. 10 Nov 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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