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Bulgarian flexible packaging manufacturer Plastchim-T acquires Italian peer Manucor

Bulgarian flexible packaging manufacturer Plastchim-T acquires Italian peer Manucor

The price of the deal is not disclosed but calculations show it tops 50 million euro


As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

As wage hikes drive economic growth in Bulgaria, inflation fails to meet euro adoption criterion

GDP grows by 1.7% in the first quarter, an increase of between 2% and 3% is forecast for this year


Industrial cooldown, slower business growth and less VAT collected: 2023 at a glance

Industrial cooldown, slower business growth and less VAT collected: 2023 at a glance

Global events hit the financial performance of public companies, shrink factory production and effectively cut down state revenue


Largest food and beverage producers in Bulgaria: Sunflower stars emerge

Largest food and beverage producers in Bulgaria: Sunflower stars emerge

Loads of different players from the beer, meat, sunflower and sweets sectors make up the top 50 ranking


Industrial Property Market in Bulgaria Faces Drop in Transactions Due to High Rental Prices

Industrial Property Market in Bulgaria Faces Drop in Transactions Due to High Rental Prices

The industrial property market froze in the middle of the year, but forecasts suggest a revival is on the horizon.


Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

Bulgaria’s Largest Textile Companies: Slight Recovery after Weak Years

In 2022, the combined revenue of the top 25 companies in the sector increased by 19%.


Bulgaria’s Top 50 Retailers in 2022: Inflation spurs turnovers

Bulgaria’s Top 50 Retailers in 2022: Inflation spurs turnovers

Kaufland remains leader, while Lidl approaches the top with a turnover of nearly 2 billion levs






Bulgarian economy losing steam

Bulgarian economy losing steam

GDP growth stands at 1.8% y/y in the second quarter, with consumption remaining the primary driver




E. Miroglio - the Italian leader in the Bulgarian textile sector

E. Miroglio - the Italian leader in the Bulgarian textile sector

A moderate recovery, but without strong optimism among the major players in the sector


The week: Some lessons from Romania, handshakes in Parliament, and a call to people who love cities

The week: Some lessons from Romania, handshakes in Parliament, and a call to people who love cities

K Insights newsletter: 21/04



How did Bulgaria get so expensive?

How did Bulgaria get so expensive?

Record costs of essential foods have been driven by uncertainty in the supply chain, speculation, rising wages and inelastic demand


Kaufland remains largest Bulgarian retailer for 12th consecutive year

Kaufland remains largest Bulgarian retailer for 12th consecutive year

The sector grew by 13% on average in 2021, with total sales reaching 10.7 billion levs


Biggest pharma companies’ revenue grows 10% in 2021

Biggest pharma companies’ revenue grows 10% in 2021

Leaders Sopharma Trading and Phoenix approach a turnover of billion levs each