Category Archives: Markets

Chinese Solar Company Expanding to Eastern Europe

Chinese JA Solar, one of the largest solar products makers in the world, forged a deal with Manitu Solar, an important PV distributer in Hungary to expand JA’s goods into the Eastern European marketplace. The terms of the deal stipulate that Manitu will distribute JA Solar’s solar modules. Manitu Solar, founded in 2010, brings Tier-1…

Belarus is Becoming Europe’s Silicon Valley

The stereotype of Belarus as the heartland of manufacturing is being transformed to one of Europe’s centers for information technology outsourcing, and here are a few reasons why. The population of Belarus, which was once under the thumb of Soviet domination, is home to 9.5 million people. They are generally well-educated, but also have lower…

Germany’s Lidl Expanding Wine Selections with Eastern European Varieties

Lidl, a highly competitive German-based grocery chain, is considering stocking more Eastern European wines after the success it had with the Hungarian Château Dereszla Tokaji Furmint (£5.99) and Tornai 2013 Somló Juhfark. Anna Krettman, the wine buying manager of Lidl said that the “stand-out” white wines from Hungary had been accepted “particularly well” by consumers….