FRD Center - The Cheese and Yogurt Market in Romania Demo Report

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The yogurt market in Romania, provides Prices of dairy products and examples of Special Holiday offers per store. Also provides info about main dairy producers in Romania, about imports of cheese and yogurts in Romania.

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FRD Center - The Cheese and Yogurt Market in Romania Demo Report

  1. 1. THE CHEESE AND YOGURT MARKET IN ROMANIA A DEMO REPORT BY FRD CENTER1. General considerations ..................................................................................................... 22. The cheese market............................................................................................................ 33. The yogurt market............................................................................................................ 64. Prices of dairy products .................................................................................................... 9 4.1 Price examples............................................................................................................ 9 4.2 Special Holiday offers............................................................................................... 115. Main dairy producers...................................................................................................... 12 5.1 Overview.................................................................................................................. 12 5.2 Danone .................................................................................................................... 13 5.3 Napolact................................................................................................................... 15 5.4 Hochland.................................................................................................................. 17
  2. 2. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market1. General considerationsThe milk and dairy products market in Romania has been continuously growing since 1990.According to data published by Datamonitor, the market of dairy food in Romania increased at acompound annual growth rate of 9.4% between 2004 and 2009.According to research done by FRD Center, the total diary production in Romania in 2010 exceeded700 million EUR.According to data published by Nielsen, the Romanian diary market in the first half of 2011 was of1.48 billion RON (approx. 350 million EUR), out of which the cheese represented 39.5%, the yogurt25.6% and the milk 15.6%. Romanian diary market in H1 2011, by categories 19.3% 39.5% 15.6% 25.6% Cheese Yogurt Milk Others Source: NielsenThe market is characterised by: - Continuous diversification of the products - Entry of foreign players through acquisition of local players and also greenfield investments - Increase of market demand for specialised and gourmet products - Consumer preference for comfort and safety, reflected in easy to store dairy products, with longer validity period A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services www.market-entry.ro
  3. 3. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt MarketAccording to data published by Tetra Pak, the consumption of the UHT dairy products in Romaniawill record an annual average growth by 4.2% during 2011 - 2014, based on the expanding of themodern retail of the discounter type and of the proximity stores.2. The cheese marketThe cheese is a food type with high consumption frequency in Romania. According to datapublished by Mercury Research, some 80% the urban population over 18 years old in Romania eatcheese at least 2 - 3 times per week. Also, the cheese is consumed on a daily basis by 27% of thepopulation aged 35 – 44 years and by 29% of the population over 45 years old.The Romanian consumer is traditionalist in terms of preferences, the most consumed type of cheesebeing the cow milk cheese (86%), followed by melted cheese (65%) and sheep milk cheese (53%). Types of consumed cheese 86% 65% 53% 43% 20% 15% 3% Cow milk Melted cheese Sheep milk Cheese cream Goat milk Vegetarian Other types of cheese cheese cheese cheese cheese Source: Mercury ResearchAccording to data published by Mercury Research, Hochland is the most consumed cheese brand inRomania (62%), being followed by La Dorna (46%), Napolact (45%) and Delaco (43%). A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services www.market-entry.ro
  4. 4. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market Consumed cheese brands 62% 46% 45% 43% 32% 28% 12% 9% 7% 6% Hochland La Dorna Napolact Delaco Albalact Milli Prodlacta Brenac Huedin Del Delis Source: Mercury ResearchAccording to data published by Nielsen, during the period April 2010 – March 2011, the Romanianmarket of melted cheese recorded a value of cca. 48 million EUR and a volume of over 7,300tonnes. Regarding the distribution channels for melted cheese, the modern retail (hypermarket,supermarket, discounter) dominate the traditional retail, with a percentage of 66.5% in volume and60% in value. Distribution channels of melted cheese, by volume, during April 2010 - March 2011 10.2% 15.5% 7.8% 66.5% Hypermarket, supermarket, discounter Grocery store < 20 sqm Grocery store 21 - 40 sqm Grocery store >40 sqm Source: Nielsen A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services www.market-entry.ro
  5. 5. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt MarketAccording to the National Institute of Statistics, during the first nine months of 2011, theproduction of cheese in Romania recorded 47,811 tonnes, out of which 45,169 tonnes of cheesemade from cow’s milk only.The imports of cheese and curd in Romania in 2010 recorded some 106 million USD, up by 0.4%compared to 2009.The evolution of the Romanian imports of cheese and curd during the period 2006 – 2010 ispresented below. Imports of cheese and curd in Romania 150 120 90 million USD 60 30 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source: Romanian Center for Trade and InvestmentIn 2010 compared to 2009, the imports of cheese and curd in Romania recorded growths for thefollowing categories: - fresh cheese, including unfermented whey cheese, curd: 12% - cheese of all kinds, grated or powdered: approx. 26% - blue-veined cheese: approx. 17% A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services www.market-entry.ro
  6. 6. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market Imports of cheese and curd in Romania, by categories 40 30 million USD 20 10 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Fresh cheese, including unfermented whey cheese, curd Cheese of all kinds, grated or powdered Blue-veined cheese Source: Romanian Center for Trade and Investment3. The yogurt marketOn the shelves of the traditional retail in Romania, there is an average of two yogurt producers andseven yogurt brands. Yogurt presence on the shelves* 100% 100% 100% 94% 79% 52% Yogurt with cereals Yogurt with fruits White yogurt Traditional retail Modern retail Source: Daedalus Millward Brown* base: 103 traditional stores and 10 modern stores in Bucharest A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services www.market-entry.ro
  7. 7. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt MarketThe traditional retail focuses on products that meet the basic needs of the consumer and ischaracterised by the following aspects: - white yogurts have the biggest presence, being followed by fruit yogurts and yogurts with cereals - yogurts in packages of 50 - 200 g have the widest presence on shelves, of some 65% - drinking yogurts have a limited presence, in approx. 30% of the traditional stores Presence of main yogurt producers in traditional retail* 1.06% 4.55% 5.82% 5.82% 6.14% 6.98% 69.63% Danone Friesland Foods Muller Tnuva Albalact Covalact Others Source: Daedalus Millward Brown* base: 103 traditional stores in Bucharest and 10 modern stores in BucharestOn the shelves of the modern retail in Romania, there is an average of 8 – 9 yogurt producers andover 27 yogurt brands.Danone is the leader on the modern retail, being followed by Friesland Foods, Muller, Tnuva,Albalact and Covalact. A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services www.market-entry.ro
  8. 8. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market Presence of main yogurt producers in modern retail* 9.95% 2.85% 6.27% 42.47% 11.68% 11.40% 15.38% Danone Friesland Foods Muller Tnuva Albalact Covalact Others Source: Daedalus Millward Brown* base: 103 traditional stores and 10 modern stores in BucharestAccording to the National Institute of Statistics, during the first nine months of 2011, theproduction of the acidified milk (yogurt, drinking yogurt and others) in Romania recorded 112,947tonnes.The imports of yogurt in Romania recorded a continuous y/y increase during the period 2006 –2009.In 2010, the Romanian imports of yogurt recorded some 12.6 million USD, this representing a slightdecrease by 2.5% compared to the previous year. A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services www.market-entry.ro
  9. 9. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market Imports of yogurt in Romania 15 10 million USD 5 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source: Romanian Center for Trade and Investment 4. Prices of dairy products 4.1 Price examples Examples of prices for the Yogurt Danone NutriDay Natural, 4.1% fat (140 g) in November 2011, in stores in the Bucharest area, are presented below.Price (RON) Hypermarket Supermarket Cash&carry Discounter Cora Kaufland Auchan Profi Mega Metro Selgros Red Lidl Image MarketYogurt Danone 0.95 0.99 0.96 0.95 0.99 1.10 1.05 0.99 0.99NutriDay Natural,4.1% fat (140 g) Source: FRD Center The evolution of the price for the Yogurt Danone NutriDay Natural, 4.1% fat (140 g) in the Cora hypermarket in Bucharest, during some months of 2011, is presented below. A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services www.market-entry.ro
  10. 10. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market Yogurt Danone NutriDay Natural, 4.1% fat (140 g) - price at Cora hypermarket in Bucharest 1.3 1.1 RON 0.9 0.7 February 2011 March 2011 October 2011 November 2011 Source: FRD Center Examples of prices for the Yogurt Danone NutriDay Natural, 4.1% fat (140 g) in September 2011, in stores located in other regions of the country, are presented below.Price Hypermarket Supermarket Cash&carry Discounter Auchan Real Carrefour Billa Satu Interex Metro Selgros Lidl Red Market Suceava Galati Focsani Mare Barlad Suceava Iasi Husi BrasovYogurt Danone 0.91 0.99 0.98 1.19 0.99 1.10 1.09 0.99 1.02NutriDay Natural,4.1% fat (140 g) Source: FRD Center The evolution of the price for the Yogurt Danone NutriDay Natural, 4.1% fat (140 g) in supermarkets outside Bucharest, during the period February - November 2011, is presented below. A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services www.market-entry.ro
  11. 11. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market Yogurt Danone NutriDay Natural, 4.1% fat (140 g) - price at supermarket outside Bucharest 1.4 RON 1.1 0.8 11 11 1 1 11 11 11 11 1 11 01 1 1 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 r2 er r ne ril ch ay ry ly st be be Ju gu ob ua Ap M Ju ar em em Au br M ct pt O ov Fe Se N Source: FRD Center4.2 Special Holiday offersExamples of price offers for dairy products during Holidays season are presented below.Product Price (RON) StoreDanone Nutriday Natural Yogurt, 140 g 0.95 Billa BucharestCasa Buna Yogurt with fruits, 100 g 0.54 Real BucharestTIP Triangle melted cheese, 140 g 2.60 Real BucharestGerola Blue veined cheese, per kg 39.99 – 10% with Cora ticket Cora BucharestDorna Cow milk Telemea cheese, per kg 21.99 Cora BucharestHochland Cow milk Telemea cheese, 200 g 5.19 – 20% with Cora ticket Cora BucharestLaDorna Yellow cheese fume, 500 g 15.38 Cora BucharestPresident Madrigal Yellow cheese, 100 g 4.49 Billa BucharestRaraul Dietetic cow milk cheese, 200 g 3.59 Billa BucharestActivia Natural drinking yoghurt, 3x330 g 6.99 Billa BucharestHochland Triangle melted cheese, 280 g 8.39 Billa BucharestHochland Cow milk Telemea cheese, 200 g 5.19 Billa Bucharest Source: FRD Center A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services www.market-entry.ro
  12. 12. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market5. Main dairy producers5.1 OverviewAccording to research carried out by FRD Center, there are over 60 producers of dairy products inRomania, out of which some 25 players recorded a turnover of over five million EUR in 2010.The turnover of ten of the main dairy producers in Romania in 2010 is presented below. Turnover of ten of the main dairy producers in Romania in 2010 120 100 80 million EUR 60 40 20 0 d t e o ate t na t try es ac l ac lac on an c ur ela pi us ol ct ba va hl an am iM La ap d D oc Co Al D In N dC elu na H y air lan or t ap D D ies aL s Fr pu re lym iza ial O str du In Source: Ministry of Public FinancesThree of the main dairy producers in Romania are profiled below. A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services 12 www.market-entry.ro
  13. 13. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market5.2 Danone1. General dataCompany name: Danone Productie si Distributie de Produse Alimentare SRLAddress: Str. Sold. Nicolae Canea 140 - 160, BucharestPhone: +4021 2046204Fax: +4021 2046204Web: www.danone.roE-mail: reception.office@danone.roYear of establishment: 1996Ownership: Danone Group2. Financial dataYear/Category Turnover (mil. EUR) Employees Net profit (mil. EUR)2010 113.1 730 7.22009 102.6 709 6.42008 114.8 703 8.6 Net profit - Danone Productie si Distributie de Produse Alimentare 10 8 6 million EUR 4 2 0 2008 2009 2010 Source: Ministry of Public Finances3. Key personsName PositionMr. Stephane Batoux General ManagerMr. Adrian Pascu Sales DirectorMs. Dora Strezova Marketing DirectorMr. Bogdan Ioachim Director of Corporate Communication A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services 13 www.market-entry.ro
  14. 14. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market4. Brief profileDanone recorded in Romania a turnover increase by some 10% in 2010 compared to the previousyear, the main factors for this positive evolution being the launching of new products and thepromotions.Danone acquires the necessary milk from farms in Romania, having over 70 partnerships withvarious production units. At present, Danone exports some 3% of the local production andestimates an increase of the exports to 5%.According to data published by ISRA Center Marketing Research, the awareness and theconsumption of the Danone products in Romania is presented below. Awareness and consumption of Danone products* 95% 89% 85% 79% 78% 70% 67% 64% 58% 51% 40% 41% 41% 29% 23% 19% 15% 12% Danone Activia Actimel Casa Buna Cremosso Nutriday Spontaneous brand awareness Ever consumed Consumed in last month Source: ISRA Center Marketing Research* base: population 20 – 60 years old, in cities with over 50,000 inhabitants5. BrandsDanone is present on the Romanian market with the following brands: Activia, Actimel,Danonino, Danone, Nutriday, Casa Buna, Danette, Cremosso, Savia. A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services 14 www.market-entry.ro
  15. 15. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market5.3 Napolact1. General dataCompany name: Napolact SAAddress: Calea Baciului 2 – 4, Cluj Napoca, Cluj countyPhone: +40264 502000Fax: +40264 413855Web: www.napolact.roE-mail: comercial@napolact.comYear of establishment: 1991 (under current name)Ownership: Friesland Group2. Financial dataYear/Category Turnover (mil. EUR) Employees Net profit (mil. EUR)2010 50.6 386 8.42009 55.1 389 5.82008 65.6 471 5.7 Net profit - Napolact 10 8 6 million EUR 4 2 0 2008 2009 2010 Source: Ministry of Public Finances A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services 15 www.market-entry.ro
  16. 16. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market3. Key personsName PositionMr. Peter Szautner General DirectorMs. Daniela Dorca Brand Manager4. Brief profileNapolact is one of the most important dairy producers in Romania. The company produces a widerange of products that includes: fresh milk, fermented milk, yogurt, cheese etc.According to data published by ISRA Center Marketing Research, based on a research performedon population 20 – 60 years old, in cities with over 50,000 inhabitants, the Napolact brand has anawareness rate of 79% in Romania.5. Brand: Napolact A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services 16 www.market-entry.ro
  17. 17. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market5.4 Hochland1. General dataCompany name: Hochland Romania SRLAddress: Str. N. Titulescu 3, Sighisoara, Mures countyPhone: +40265 506200Fax: +40265 777443Web: www.hochland.roE-mail: office.ro@hochland.comYear of establishment: 1999Ownership: Hochland Group2. Financial dataYear/Category Turnover (mil. EUR) Employees Net profit (mil. EUR)2010 45.8 360 2.62009 48.3 353 1.62008 58.7 398 3.7 Net profit - Hochland Romania 5 4 3 million EUR 2 1 0 2008 2009 2010 Source: Ministry of Public Finances3. Key personsName PositionMr. Sergiu Mititelu General ManagerMr. Dan Oprescu Marketing DirectorMr. Sorin Timus Head of Sales & Trade Marketing Division A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services 17 www.market-entry.ro
  18. 18. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt Market4. Brief profileIn 1999, Hochland acquired two plants in Romania located in Sighisoara and Sovata. The companyproduces melted cheese, cheese cream, Romanian specialities such as Cascaval etc.Hochland Romania has in its portfolio also imported products.5. Brand: HochlandThe turnover evolution of these three profiled players, during the period 2008 – 2010, is presentedbelow. Turnover evolution of three of the main dairy producers in Romania 140 120 100 million EUR 80 60 40 20 0 2008 2009 2010 Danone Napolact Hochland Source: Ministry of Public FinancesSources: National Institute of Statistics, Romanian Center for Trade and Investment, Ministry of PublicFinances, Datamonitor, Mercury Research, Nielsen, FRD Center, Daedalus Millward Brown, ISRA CenterMarketing Research, Tetra Pak. A DEMO Report by FRD Center Market Entry Services 18 www.market-entry.ro
  19. 19. The Romanian Cheese and Yogurt MarketThis demo sector brief is produced by FRD Center Market Entry Services –www.frdcenter.ro - a privately owned market entry consulting firm based in Romania.FRD Center offers tailor-made market intelligence, B2B matchmaking and market accessconsulting services to foreign organisations interested to enter the emerging markets inEurope as exporters, consultants, investors or joint-ventures, to relocate their operations, orto source in CE, SE and Eastern Europe.Our services include:- market research, investment opportunities assessment, sector studies, market briefs- identification and qualification of B2B distributors, importers, suppliers etc.- product presentation and assessment of interest from clients / partners- pre-M&A business support and research- identification of market opportunities: exports, sourcing, B2B sales etc.- trade missions, business itineraries, inward buyer missionsFRD Center is the Global Intelligence Alliance Research Partner for Romania, a member ofthe Global Consulting Network-GCN, of the Expansion Alliance Group, of InternationalSubsidiary Development Inc. and of EMERGY International network.Disclaimer:Whilst every care is taken in compiling this report, no responsibility is taken for errors or omissions. FRDCenter guarantees that this information, collected and generated, has been operated in a professional mannerand best efforts were applied with a view to offering accurate and complete results. However, FRD Center willnot be held liable for any damage or loss resulting from the use of the information contained herein.For tailor-made market research and market entry support to the markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe, please do not hesitate to contact our team directly. FRD Center Market Entry Services Bucharest ROMANIA www.market-entry.ro Contact: Jackie Bojor, Director europa@frdcenter.ro A FRD Center Market Entry Services Demo Publication www.market-entry.ro

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