Russia news

15 October 2018
Auchan Retail appoints a new president and launches its first pedestrian Drive in France. Meanwhile, the retailer has also announced plans to modernise its stores in Russia. Auchan Retail appoints Bonte… Auchan Retail has appointed Edgard Bonte as its new president, replacing Régis Degelcke. Bonte will also become chairman of the executive board of Auchan Holding. Pierre Büchsenschütz, form...
12 September 2018
Chinese ecommerce retailer Alibaba has agreed to take a 10% stake in one of Russia’s biggest tech players, to boost its development in Russia. Alibaba will own 48% of AliExpress Russia Alibaba will own 48% of AliExpress Russia as a result of the deal signed with Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), mobile operator Megafon and internet group Mail.ru. The three Russian companies will have a...
05 September 2018
As Auchan looks to continue to embed its Vision 2025 strategy, we look at developments in Hungary, Poland, Russia and Spain where it is investing for the long term. Auchan expanding its private label range in Russia Auchan Russia has relaunched several of its private label products with new packaging to make them stand out on-shelf as part of the evolution of its strategy in the country. Ai...
06 August 2018
The leading retailers in Russia, such as X5 and Magnit, have reported weakened financial performance in the first half of 2018. Source: IGD Research Sharp drop in LFL sales growth at X5 X5’s sales grew by 19.8% to RUB731,198m (€9,961m) year-on-year, as the like-for-like sales growth slowed down from 6.9% to 0.8% in the same period. The decline was driven by the performance of Pyat...
06 August 2018
Metro has announced its Q3, 9M 2017/18 results, with most businesses performing positively, except for its Real hypermarkets and Russian operations. Its delivery and online businesses had the strongest growth. Total sales for 9M were down -1.4% to €22,556m, and down -3.7% in Q3 to €8,996m. Like-for-like (lfl) sales up slightly in 9M Overall lfl sales increased by 0.7% in 9M until June 2018,...
01 August 2018
Metro has launched temperature-controlled lockers in Germany, adding flexibility to its collection service. In Russia, Metro’s franchise store network is growing, and a new online store has been launched. Developing its delivery and collection service in Germany Metro is trialling a new same-day express delivery service in partnership with DHL. Orders placed before 10am via the hotline qu...
16 July 2018
Finland-based S Group said net sales in H1 2018 rose 2.7% to €5.61 bn. The cooperative said that the pace of sales growth had been driven by its supermarkets and traffic and food shop divisions. S Group said its ecommerce channel had grown sales strongly S Group gaining market share As part of the results announcement S Group said it had enjoyed growth ahead of the wider grocery market. Gro...
04 July 2018
As it looks to turnaround its performance in Russia and implement its single brand strategy across the region, Auchan has announced a set of initiatives to drive change across its businesses in Russia and Ukraine. New store sees offer being adapted in Russia Discussing the opening of a new store, Auchan Russia’s head of HR for supermarkets, has said it is being used to test innovations in a...
02 July 2018
Ex-Pyaterochka director Olga Naumova takes the role of Magnit CEO, and in the same week the retailer rolls out Magnit/Russian Post new store concept.   Magnit's Board of Directors assign second new CEO in 2018 In an announcement to the Board of Directors, Magnit CEO Khachatur Pombukhchan, submitted his resignation notice, and this is followed by the appointment of Olga Naumova to the r...
22 June 2018
X5 has assigned a new director for the Pyaterochka banner and two supervisory members with the expertise to return the discount format to like-for-like growth. This comes at a time when Pyaterochka faces a decline in like-for-like sales performance - from 9.1% growth in 2016 to 4.6% in 2017, and 0.8% decline in the first quarter of 2018. Pyaterochka has a new director Igor Shekhterman, X5 R...