Business Days 2021 – The 8th wonder of the world (Part 2)

Nearly 800 participants turned up to discuss the 8th wonder of the world – the restart of the sector – during the 5 five days of the Business Days conference,...

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The future is uncertain, but this is what makes it exciting!

We are already in the Christmas season and something is different than in former years: consumer behaviour in stores. Shoppers would like to spend as little time inside as possible...

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The beginning of the future

At the end of each year we take a moment to look back on the past months, but right after this we already look to the future, casting our eyes...

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Online retail: The big picture

In early November Chain Bridge Club members gathered and listened to Norbert Madar, the head of GKI Digital talking about how COVID changed the relationship between online and offline retail...

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Magazine: Business Days 2021 – The 8th wonder of the world (Part 1)

Nearly 800 participants turned up to discuss the 8th wonder of the world – the restart of the sector – during the 5 five days of the Business Days conference,...

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Magazine: ‘Nobody can do it alone’

This title could be the credo of every community that works for shared goals and the members of which support each other in achieving them. Well, the last community I...

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15/25

It was exactly 15 years ago, in November 2006 that the first issue of Trade magazin came out, debuting at the Foodapest trade show. You can find the 100-page magazine...

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(HU) Söröskorsótöltés alulról – A nap videója

Sorry, this entry is only available in Hungarian....

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Awards and winners

This year’s Business Days conference is now over. The representatives of the market came to do a bit of construction work and on the 5th day the 8th Wonder of...

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Magazine: A little bit personal

This year, the Lifetime Achievement Award founded by Trade magazin went to László Hovánszky, one of the members of the presidency of Chain Bridge Club. As I missed the occasion,...

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Magazin: AI is the future

Fulbright research scholar Dr Katalin Fehér, an expert of artificial intelligence (AI) based society and culture was the guest of Chain Bridge Club. Dr Katalin Fehér explained that machine learning...

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Magazine: For the first time ever!

For the first time in economic history, on the political stage and in the history of the Business Days conference, the sector’s future and possible development directions are processed in...

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Lidl crosses the finish line first!

There is always a reason why it is worth waiting for Trade magazin’s FMCG retailer ranking every year. Already last year many asked the question: Will Lidl overtake Tesco in...

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Magazine: Thirty years

SPAR Hungary opened its first supermarket in Tata in 1991 and today we operate a 588-store network – 324 SPAR supermarkets, 23 City SPAR supermarkets and 34 INTERSPAR stores –...

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What would have happened if…

At the moment there are 7 billion and 830 million people living on planet Earth and 10 percent of them are malnourished. UNICEF’s estimation is that due to the economic...

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Reopening…

…well, as a matter of fact we have actually never closed down. There was only one day during the first wave of the pandemic when we didn’t work for a...

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Waiting patiently

Waiting is one of the hardest things to do in the business sector. It doesn’t matter whether you are waiting for the decision on a grant application you submitted, the...

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Magazine: The 15th of March from a different perspective

A national holiday spent in a lockdown. But the pandemic is just the tip of the iceberg: it is the effect, not the cause. Plus it very much seems that...

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We are starting!

This is what I always say before the editorial staff start its online meeting or when I open a conference, and these are my words now, when I hand you...

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Magazin4: Apropos of an anniversary

Soon it will be 30 years that I have been working in this sector. I started as a filling station attendant, but so many things have changed since then. The...

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We must solve this problem!

I have been working in retail trade for 23 years. During this time I had to face many challenges, I had great experiences, worked with the best colleagues and made...

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Cautiously

Usually this is the time when we already have great expectations about the end of the year. We are waiting for Christmas – for being together with our loved ones...

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More than ever before

Every year we are working hard preparing, but this year we worked harder than ever before. Every year we are worrying and rooting very much, but this year we did...

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Magazine: K-shaped recession? What is happening in the labour market now and what will happen in 2021?

COVID-19 is a horrible catalyst of the recession but not its root: we already saw last year that the economy was slowing down, for instance sales by German automotive companies...

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Coming, not coming

We can’t be sure at all about what is waiting for us in September. Just like it was the case with the first eight months, we can’t tell in advance...

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Magazine: ‘Life in the time of Covid’

I have lived through many decisive years throughout my career, from the political transformation in 1989 to Hungary’s accession to the EU in 2004. But I think the spring of...

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Magazine: Fifty-three years in retail trade

Upon my request the Budapest Wholesale Market Zrt. accepted my resignation as CEO as of 30 April 2020. But how did I end up in retail trade? I was 10...

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The future is here

Almost 15 years have passed since our readers held the first issue of Trade magazin in their hands. If I wanted to list how many things happened in these 15...

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Love in the Time of Cholera aka a warning from Mother Earth

The famous book by Gabriel Garcia Márquez has become topical from a different perspective recently. Perhaps the most important conclusion that can be drawn from it is there is only...

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This will pass, too!

Today my sister-in-law sent me a story that had been written by one of her colleagues. It is about a king, who was in big trouble once and the sentence in...

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