Furniture trade flourishes

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Business

The Austrian furniture retail trade grew for a sixth year in a row in 2009, a market analysis expert has revealed.RegioPlan official Michael Oberweger announced today (Thurs)that the sector managed to increase turnover by 1.6 per cent last year compared to the 2008 business figures.Oberweger said he expected the furniture retail sector to grow by […]

Video game thieves nabbed

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General News

Two men and a woman who stole 105 video games from Metro stores have been arrested.The two men, aged 47 and 58, and the woman, 42, had used counterfeit or illegally obtained keys to open locked display cases at the stores and take the video games, worth 10,000 Euros, on 24 and 25 March in […]

Last Cosmos stores to close

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Business

Bankrupt electronic chain Cosmos will end its sale and close its remaining 17 stores tomorrow (Sat), the company announced yesterday (Thurs).The chain has already closed 10 stores and laid off 324 employees.The closures mean 1,160 employees will lose their jobs. Vienna employees will be able to find places in a regional foundation (RI) at which […]

BauMax to open four new stores in Romania

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Business

Austrian building materials retailer BauMax will open four new stores in Romania this year, the company announced yesterday (Thurs).A new shop is going to open in Bucharest on 25 February at the new Sun Plaza shopping mall, which is being developed by Erste Group¬ís real estate subsidiary Sparkassen Immobilien AG.Other stores will open in the […]