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Tesco leads Hungary food seller market in 2009

UK supermarket chain Tesco led Hungary's market of retail food sellers in 2009, generating revenue of HUF 638.4 billion, market research company Nielsen told MTI.

Tesco was followed by Hungarian-owned CBA, with revenue of HUF 547.5 billion, and Coop, with HUF 510 billion, Nielsen said, based on data published by the companies themselves as well as estimates. The top three places were unchanged from the year before.

Next on the list was Spar, with revenue of HUF 397.4 billion, and Real, with HUF 358 billion.

Tesco had 176 stores in Hungary at the end of the year. CBA had 3,054 and Coop had 5,250.

Hungary's four biggest discount chains -- Lidl, Penny Market, Aldi and Profi -- had combined revenue of more than HUF 430 billion in 2009. (MTI – Econews)