Traditional Commerce Awards Gala 2012
The grand finale of the regional stages of the contest organized by Piata Magazine and Metro took place Thursday, 15 Novermber, starting at 19:00, at Ramada Parc Hotel.
Nineteen traditional retailers from all across the country competed in the three categories: The Award for the Best Extra Services, The Award for the Best Marketing Strategy, the Award for the Best Layout, and finally the ultimate Award for the Best Traditional Retailer in Romania.
Magister had the honor to be an official partner together with Metro, Ursus Breweries, and Unilever and was represented by Mr. Dor Bujor Padureanu, General Manager, and Mr. Florin Mihai Paraschiv, Commercial Director. Mr. Padureanu handed the prize for the Best Layout to Lipas, the company running the Extra Supermarket in Focsani. Extra is part of the Metro La Foi Pasi Franchise.
Lipas also won in the Best Extra Services Category and later proved to be truly a model for traditional retailers by winning the big prize. Marin Costel Liviu, the supermarket’s administrator, was thrilled for his unprecedented results.
These are the winners of the four categories:
- In the Best Services Category: Lipas, Focsani
- In the Best Marketing Strategy Category: Varuna, Gaesti
- In the Best Layout Category: Lipas, Focsani
- The Grand Award for the Best Traditional Retailer in Romania: Lipas, Focsani
This event represented the finale of a series of fairs and galas organized foe different regions of Romania by Piata Magazine, but starting 2013 the series will once again commence.