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X5 Group reports five-fold increase in online sales

New challenges, new opportunities

New challenges, new opportunities

Published on May 04th, 2020
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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 X5 retail group records faster revenue growth in Q1 2020

Published on Apr 09th, 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 to temporarily remove ban on imports of basic goods

Published on Apr 02nd, 2020

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

Russian retailers take preventive measures against Covid-19

Published on Mar 25th, 2020

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

Russian growers of berries will discuss the berry market outlook at Berries of Russia conference

Published on Jan 29th, 2020

The 3rd International Conference «Berries of Russia 2020» will be organized by the Russian Berry Union and FruitNews Information Agency on February 27–28, 2020 in Kazan.

Russia imposes temporary ban on Chinese citrus imports

Gulf and Russia record rises in citrus imports

Gulf and Russia record rises in citrus imports

Published on Dec 04th, 2019

 

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).

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