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Slovenia Business Week no. 51: Retailer Era Opens Fun Park in Skopje, Shopping Centre in Pristina, Kosovo

Their launch marks Era's latest push in SE Europe

Slovenian retailer Era has opened a fun park in the Macedonian capital of Skopje and a large shopping centre in the capital of the province of Kosovo, Pristina. Their launch marks Era's latest push in SE Europe.

The 2,200 sq. metre "Action Park" is located at the Skopje Fairgrounds and is, according to Era chairman Gvido Omladic, a first in SE Europe as far as its rides go. Omladic said that Era spent EUR 1m on the fun park.

Omladic has even bigger hopes for the 8,000 sq. metre shopping centre in Pristina, which includes a 3,300 sq. metre Era hypermarket. The centre is expected to rack up annual revenues of 15 million euros, he said.

The shopping centre has created 120 new jobs and offers world-respected brands as well as Slovenian products. Moreover, 80% of the products are local, Omladic added.

Era's chairman is convinced that the purchasing power in Kosovo is good, which is why his company intends to further bolster its presence in retail in the province.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA

Author: STA