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Mail.ru formed a joint venture (JV) with state-run bank Sberbank to create a leading Russian O2O (online-to-offline) services platform focused on food and transportation. This follows the signing of a joint venture between Mail.ru and Alibaba in 2018 that will help the former create a Russian-owned online retail ecosystem.

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Magnit launched a 12-month transformation programme in September 2018. A key aim of the strategy is to return its like-for-like (LFL) performance to growth, following two years of decline. It is looking to do this by developing a new customer value proposition (CVP), which puts a strong focus on the shopper, and a refined pricing and promotional structure. It reached that aim when it reported L...
Germany-based Metro reported like-for-like sales increased by 3.4%, while total sales rose by 2.8% to €7.6bn (US$8.47bn) in its third quarter. The company said the growth was driven by all regions, excluding Russia. EBITDA, excluding earnings contributions from real estate transactions, totalled €316m (US$351.2m) in the same period, a rise of €11m on the previous year. Delivery sales account f...
Joint ventures and partnerships by some of Russia’s leading ecommerce retailers is evolving the channel’s service levels. Alibaba and Yandex are forming partnerships with various companies to develop their online shopping offer and improve their services. Such a move is encouraging competing ecommerce retailers in Russia, such as Ozone, to enhance theirs too. Alibaba signs strategic partners...

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12/08/2019
A deep-dive in the discount channel in Europe, the largest contributor to grocery market growth in the next five years. A closer look at the top 10 discounters, where they operate, their priorities and latest developments. Understand the strategies and trends influencing this channel.
09/08/2019
A monthly summary of the latest developments in the discount channel globally. We provide additional insights and our analysis on various topics, such as private labels, retailer strategies or digital developments related to the channel.
22/07/2019
We visited four of Auchan’s new store concept – Audastore. The name comes from the French ‘Audace’ that means bold, courageous, original. The new store concept shows that through its design, colour, assortment, services and staff uniforms.
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