SOMARO is a private, self-governing, non-profit, and politically independent Romanian association, founded at the private initiative of several partners in 2010.The organization promotes the idea of social supermarkets and helps to build up a chain of high quality shops in Romania.

The project is financed by sponsorship and volunteer work and it is independent of funding from the public sector.  It is the project’s goal that all of its social supermarkets become financially self-sufficient. SOMARO is based on a sustainable and valuable concept, and the entire SOMARO team aims to implement it in an efficient and economically viable manner. The more efficiently the enterprise is run, the more people can benefit from it.

Board of Directors

Mag. Katharina Turnauer (Katharina Turnauer Privatstiftung)

Giulio da Sacco (GRANO Italian Fine Food)
Dr. Ciprian Ionescu (ISOVOLTA S.A.)
Radu Gilescu
Jakob Detering (Social Impact Award)


Logo OTI - neu TRANSILVANIA LACTATE COMPEC Logo GRANO - neu andu zimbo logo.transagape 4culori logo aquila cookin5 ALBALACT anna merkur selgros neu kaufland-logo LogoBS_White_1 PETROM logo Logo LaMinut (ORKLA) und noch einer sweet plus maresi foodbroker heidi Start SA mueller_si_prietenii humanic_logo henkel next dr oetker isovolta vce METRO LOGO elgeka