Tag: shopping

Online stores’ increasing influence in food market

More and more people prefer online carts to real ones

Ferihegy airport as a wine market for tourists

Last-minute souvenir buyers buy wines frequently

Watch out for these rules for smokers in Hungary

It is not easy to be a smoker in Hungary.

First gastro plaza to open in Budapest

Le Garage, the first “gastro plaza” opens next autumn in Budapest, in Óbuda with several restaurants, delicatessens, coffee bars and five food trucks, borászportál.hu reported. At weekends, there will be retail markets and thematic gastro programmes. It is expected to open in the summer of 2018, but those who participate in the Food Truck Rally will be able to look around virtually in Le Garage at the end of February. Twelve business premises will be filled with shops and buffets offering premium-quality goods. Five food trucks will regularly park in the area. Thanks to the industrial environment, the first gastro ... Read more

Hungarians go crazy over Kanye West’s new shoes

444.hu writes that Kanye West has designed several shoes, but his newest model, the Yeezy BOOST 350 V2 was put on the market by Adidas last Saturday. Thousands of people waited for this moment, American newspapers have reported that Kid Cudi wore the new shoes Friday night in the Tonight Show. Naturally, Kid Cudi wore an exclusive model, which will only be launched on the 25th of February. The model that made some people go crazy – and costs around 90 thousand forints (~300 euros) – on Saturday was a black and red version: The shoes can only be bought ... Read more

Amazon starts shipping to Hungary for free

Christmas is almost around the corner, so Amazon already gave a gift to its customers and made shipping free of charge to several countries, including Hungary, writes index.hu. Amazon, one of the world’s most popular online retailers decided to give an early Christmas gift to its customers and announced that no shipping fee shall be paid when products are ordered to some European countries, including Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Denmark and Finland. However, there are some important conditions to keep in mind in order to get free delivery. Firstly, orders should be made on the website of the German ... Read more

Urban shopping guide: the 30 best cities, including Budapest

Based on 6 criteria, ShopAlike compiled a list, an urban shopping guide evaluating 30 major cities of the world, writes szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu. The Hungarian capital city made it to the list and got ranked 30th. ShopAlike.hu is a product aggregator present in 19 different countries all around the world, including Hungary. It is operated by the Berlin-based Visual Meta GmbH, and mainly aims to collect the numerous products related to fashion, beauty and interior design in one place, where the customers can easily check and compare them. Therefore, with all the information they provide, they make it somewhat easier for shoppers ... Read more

A product’s price is not always the most important aspect while shopping, report says

When deciding whether to by something made locally or globally we usually take the same aspects into account: price/value ratio, familiarity with the product, or previous experiences.  However, according to Nielsen’s globally conducted report, Hungarians might be influenced more by where the product was made than how it looks like, or how much it costs, hvg.hu writes. Based on the report, conducted by Nielsen, the most important feature when buying a product is where it was made for two-third of Europeans (67%); this number is only slightly higher globally (75%). Before buying a product, costumers consider the price/value ratio, positive ... Read more

The first night market opens in Buda

Most of us love going to the market but we don’t always have time to do so, not to mention that the stalls close early in the evening and this can take away are enthusiasm. Travelo.hu writes that the new night market in Buda solves this problem as it will be open until 8 pm. You can shop directly from producers starting with the 14th of April near Villa Bagatelle. The night market will have fresh fruits and vegetables from the ÉlőTisza Association, cheese from the Csurgódomb Cheese Producers, dried fruits from Édenkert and smoked meat from Fazenda. The organisers ... Read more

The Hungarian Great Market Hall chosen as the best market in Europe

Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes that CNN Travel’s list chose the Great Market Hall as the best market in Europe, passing famous markets like the Mercat de San Josep de la Boqueira in Barcelona, the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, the Portobello Road in London and the Les Puces in Paris. The website praises the market hall and gives an overview of its history. They write that the construction was finished at the end of the 19th century and that the market was one of the most modern buildings at the time with its special lighting and refrigerator system. They describe the spacious and airy construction ... Read more

Swarovski’s subsidiary company has opened a store in Hungary

Cadenzza, a company that manufactures and sells premium quality jewellery and belongs to the Swarovski group, opened its first store in Budapest on 1 April 2016. The investment cost more than 100 million HUF, mno.hu writes. Besides Western Europe, Cadenzza sees potential in the Eastern European region as well, Bence Horváth, the company’s manager for Central and Eastern European affairs said. Cadenzza is planning to open 5 more stores in 2016, and their goal is to become the leading company in the market of multibrand jewellery by 2020. The Swarovski group has founded Cadenzza, the first multibrand in the segment ... Read more

Budapest store opened in Paris

According to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, a new pop-up store selling Hungarian products opened in the heart of the Parisian fashion district, Marais. They’ll be popularizing famous Hungarian brands until the 31st of March. The Budapest store is a great chance for young Hungarian designers and upcoming talents to shuffle a little Budapest-feeling into the everyday lives of French people and to attract tourists’ attention to the Hungarian brands. During these three weeks in Paris 16 Hungarian designer brands, such as the famous Tisza shoes, will be part of the repertoire. One of their newest collections will debut in the Budapest pop-up store. ... Read more

Most people buy books and toys for Christmas

According to alfahir.hu, most people buy books and toys for Christmas: nearly 50% of the turnover of these shops are generated in December period – Secretary-General of the National Retail Federation (OKSZ) said on M1 channel on Thursday. Gyorgy Vamos added that in addition to these, electrical goods, clothing and perfumes have also been largely consumed; some traders expect a double-digit increase of their December turnover compared to the previous year. According to the Secretary-General, the volume of retail sales significantly rises this year, retail trade has been expanding for three years. Last year, sales increased by more than 6%. ... Read more