Strawberry and politics in Russia
New challenges, new opportunities
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Almost all the wold currently overcomes a most complicated period caused by the rapid spread of the contagious disease. Economic recession and confinement influence negatively the sales at consumer markets. Russia was not spared of the crisis. For instance, the sales shrank by 40% in good hypermarkets, by 30% in supermarkets and by 15 % in convenience shops during two last months.
Russia's X5 retail group records faster revenue growth in Q1 2020
Russia’s biggest food retailer, X5 Retail Group, expects revenue growth to rise in the first quarter of 2020 compared with a year earlier due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.
The company reported a 13.2% rise in revenue in 2019 to 1.7 trillion roubles (US $22.5 billion).
Russia to temporarily remove ban on imports of basic goods
Russia has temporarily lifted the ban on imports of basic goods. The measure announced by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin took effect on Friday 19th March and will last a month. “From tomorrow all restrictions on supplies of essential goods, including customs restrictions will be lifted for one month. We are introducing a green route for importers and large retail chains.
Russian retailers discussed the current state of affairs and steps to undertake
Russian retailers take preventive measures against Covid-19
Lenta, the 4th largest Russian food retailer, installs protective screens
To protect their cashiers, Lenta, N4 Russian food retailer, is being installing plastic screens. The work has been completed in all 249 retailer’s hypermarkets, and will be completed in its 131 supermarkets by the end of March. It is one among other measures taken by the retailer: the improvement of ventilation systems work, more frequent cleaning of the premises, temperature control for stuff and the installation of disinfection units in every store.
Russian growers of berries will discuss the berry market outlook at Berries of Russia conference
Gulf and Russia record rises in citrus imports
Taking the Gulf market as a whole, citrus consumption climbed steadily between 2012 and 2016 (from 1.6 million tons to 1.9 million tons), before dropping off slightly in 2017 (1.68 million tons). The main suppliers of fresh citrus to the Gulf in 2017 were Egypt (525,000 tons), South Africa (430,000 tons), Turkey (120,000 tons), Pakistan (110,000 tons), Lebanon (47,000 tons) and Spain (43,000 tons).