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SCALING NEW HEIGHTS IN ROMANIA Charting a course beyond the Carpathians, European food retail giant the Transgourmet Group sees natural refrigerant technology playing a central role in delivering its goal of becoming CO2 neutral by 2023. - By Andrew Williams
We have been set a target by our shareholders. We have to be CO2 neutral by 2023, across the whole Transgourmet Group,” Hans-Dieter Bruss, vice-president in the group’s Central and Eastern European arm, told Accelerate Europe.
Based in Germany, Bruss is responsible for construction and facility management at Transgourmet Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), which operates cash & carry and wholesale stores in Germany, Poland, Romania and Russia. With an annual turnover of €4.5 billion and 17,000 employees, Transgourmet CEE is part of the wider Transgourmet Holding AG, which also includes business divisions in France and Switzerland. Together, Transgourmet Holding AG is the secondlargest cash & carry and food service company in Europe. It is part of Coop, one of Switzerland’s largest retail and wholesale companies. continued on p.26
September 2016 Accelerate Europe