|Traded as||BİST: BIMAS|
Number of locations
|7438 shops (Turkey)|
497 shops (Morocco)
320 shops (Egypt)
|Turkey - Morocco - Egypt|
|Mustafa Latif Topbaş (Chairman)|
|Products||basic food items and consumer goods|
|20.072 million TL (2016)|
Number of employees
Birleşik Mağazalar A.Ş (or mostly called BİM) is a Turkish retail company, known for offering a limited range of basic food items and consumer goods at competitive prices. Bim were the pioneers of this discount store model in Turkey.
Business and activities
Bim A.Ş. was founded in 1995 by a group of investors around Cüneid Zapsu. Zapsu sold his shares to the investment bank Merrill Lynch in 2000. Today the main shareholder is Mustafa Latif Topbaş. At the beginning Bim had only 21 stores, but it expanded thoroughly and by the end of 2015 it counted 4972 and 2019 it had 7.438 stores. Bim does not offer franchises, all stores are owned and operated by the company itself,and they are viewed as a competition to the many independent neighborhood stores. The business model is inspired by the German discounter ALDI.
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