• The Ladoga distributor will double the number of wineries under its brand

    The Ladoga distributor will double the number of wineries under its brand

    Ladoga plans to open 20 franchise stores by mid-2021, and is currently negotiating with potential partners, a spokesman told Vedomosti. Thus, according to him, the number of its stores may increase 2 times to 40. “Sunny” from the Leningrad region and the company “Grapes” from Voronezh. Ladoga is a major importer and distributor of alcohol, in 2019 its sales amounted to $ 3.3 million. The company started developing the difference under its brand in 2014: then the network was called “Monopoly”. After the rebranding, old and new stores will open under the Ladoga Wine sign. Its wine shops already operate

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  • Sales in pharmacies grew at a record rate

    Sales in pharmacies grew at a record rate

    In the first nine months of 2020, sales of drugs in Russian pharmacies in monetary terms increased by 10.9% and reached 8197 million rubles. This is stated in a study by the analytical company DSM Group, which was reviewed by “Vedomosti”. This is a record for the last six years. For comparison: for the same period in 2019 the amount of sales was 739.1 million rubles. At the same time, in physical terms, the sale of drugs in pharmacies shows a drop for the third year in a row. If in the first nine months of 2018 this figure was

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  • DiDi taxi aggregator has started recruiting drivers in 15 Russian cities

    DiDi taxi aggregator has started recruiting drivers in 15 Russian cities

    DiDi taxi aggregator, owned by the Chinese company Didi Chuxing, will start operating in 15 new cities in Russia, a representative of the Russian office of Didi Mobility Rus told Vedomosti. At the end of August the service was launched in Kazan. From October 30, the company will start registering drivers in Belgorod, Bryansk, Vladimir, Kursk, Lipetsk, Ryazan, Tambov, Tver, Tula, Izhevsk, Naberezhnye Chelny, Orenburg, Penza, Cheboksary and Yoshkar-Ola. The timing of the launch of the application for users in these cities in the company is not disclosed. “The opening of registration for drivers means that we will definitely run

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  • In Moscow, choose test areas for drones – suppliers of goods

    In Moscow, choose test areas for drones – suppliers of goods

    The Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development has discussed possible areas to be tested for flying drones (UAVs) for their next commercial use, such as cargo delivery. The Skolkovo territories, as well as landscape parks and undeveloped territories in the Moscow region behind the Moscow Ring Road are being tested, the press service of the working group on improving the legislation to ensure the implementation of Aeronet STI activities told Vedomosti. According to one of the participants of the meeting, specific testing areas have not been approved yet. “Representatives of the department, drone developers, as well as Invitra and

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  • Harley-Davidson launches electric bicycle production.

    Harley-Davidson launches electric bicycle production.

    The American company Harley-Davidson, a manufacturer of motorcycles of the same name, announced on October 27 the growth of net profit in the III quarter of 2020 to $ 120 million – 38% compared to the same period last year. This is the highest quarterly profit for the company in the last five years. However, analysts, according to Refinitiv, expected that the company’s profits will be only about $ 33 million. Harley-Davidson’s profits from sales of motorcycles and related goods fell in the III quarter of 2020 to $ 964 million from $ 1.07 billion a year earlier. Harley-Davidson CEO

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  • Lukoil is asking for benefits for the Yareg field

    Lukoil is asking for benefits for the Yareg field

    The head of “Lukoil” Vagit Alekperov sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin asking to provide a deduction based on the investment agreement from the mineral extraction tax (PZKV) for the Yareg high-viscosity oil field in Komi, told “Vedomosti”. Alekperov sent a letter to Mishustin in October, clarifying a source familiar with the company’s plans, and confirmed the source in one of the relevant ministries. The government has received the letter and is now “working on the issue”, say two sources in the government. According to two sources, Alekperov in the letter notes the social significance

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  • UC Rusal is changing the geography of export deliveries

    UC Rusal is changing the geography of export deliveries

    UC Rusal, which accounts for almost 100% of primary aluminum production in Russia, adjusts the geography of foreign supplies. In July-September, the share of European destinations in the company’s total exports fell to 37% (from 46% in the II quarter), and sales in Asia rose from 27 to 32%, the company said on October 27 in a report for the III quarter. The share of supplies to the Russian market and to the CIS countries grew to 24% against 20% in the previous quarter, supplies to the Americas increased slightly – only 1% to 7%. The company explained that the

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  • Utair has opened ticket sales for the first direct scheduled flights from Russia to Zanzibar

    Utair has opened ticket sales for the first direct scheduled flights from Russia to Zanzibar

    In the middle of last week, Utair opened the sale of direct flights to the island of Zanzibar (Tanzania). But on Monday, October 26, the carrier announced a ticket sale. The initial cost of tickets in different tariff classes was 30,000-35,000 rubles. per person one way, but part of the tickets Utair decided to sell for 10,000 rubles. In 2020, there are four flights to the African country (the first – November 27), eight more flights Utair plans to perform in January – March 2021. “Discount tickets are on each flight, somewhere their share reaches 5%.” – Utair President Pavel

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  • China may become the largest importer of corn

    China may become the largest importer of corn

    As reported by Reuters, the Chinese government may increase the quota for imports of corn at minimum rates in 2021. In September, the government set this quota at 2020, but because of growing demand for animal feed, as well as because of the damage , caused by domestic storms and drought, the quota could be increased by 20 million tons from the current 7.2 million tons. This quota allows corn importers to avoid paying most of the customs tariffs, which reach 65 percent. Increasing corn imports will make China the world’s largest importer of this cereal, which, according to Reuters,

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  • Gazprom has revised its forecast for exports to the EU

    Gazprom has revised its forecast for exports to the EU

    Gazprom expects to supply 165-170 billion cubic meters to Europe this year. m of gas at an average cost of $ 120-130 per 1,000 cubic meters. This was announced on October 23 by Deputy Chairman of the Board, CEO of Gazprom Export Elena Burmistrova. In September, the company was still counting on supplies to the EU on the upper limit of the revised forecast: at least 170 billion cubic meters per year at $ 130. Burmistrova called the new forecast “cautiously optimistic.” Last year, the company sold 199 billion cubic meters in the European market. m of gas at an

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  • “Sber” and “R-farm” by Alexei Repik will become co-owners of the “Pharmacy” service

    “Sber” and “R-farm” by Alexei Repik will become co-owners of the “Pharmacy” service

    On October 22, Sber and R-Pharm announced that the parties would receive 45% of Eapteka shares, and the remaining 10% would be retained by service founder Anton Buzdalin. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020, after which the service will continue to operate under the brand “Sber Eapteka”. The amount of the deal, as well as the further size of the parties’ investments in the project are not disclosed. The company was established in 2011, is now the second largest online pharmacy in the country (in 1st place “Pharmacy.ru”). Eapteka operates in 70 cities in

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  • Buses will continue to run without the system

    Buses will continue to run without the system

    The government has so far not sanctioned tests of the Unified Federal System for Monitoring and Control of Passenger Transportation by Bus (EFS INC). Meanwhile, the system should be operational by December 1, 2020, which is the date set by Vladimir Putin on behalf of the State Council on September 22, 2017. The main purpose of the EFS INC is to streamline and whitewash the bus market and, consequently, improve their safety. . According to the traffic police, in 2020 in Russia there were 18 serious accidents involving buses, they injured more than 200 people, 14 people died. After the

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  • The largest producers in Russia began to restore the financial indicators after the coronavirus

    The largest producers in Russia began to restore the financial indicators after the coronavirus

    Magnitogorsk and Novolipetsk metallurgical plants (MMK and NLMK), as well as “Severstal”, which together account for about 56% of steel production in Russia, dramatically improved their financial performance in July – September, according to company reports. The last of them was “Severstal” on October 22. In MMK and Severstal, EBITDA (additional income) grew by 55% and 31% (to $ 350 million and $ 656 million, respectively). In NLMK EBITDA fell by only 1% (to $ 579 million), although in September due to the accident for two weeks did not work Stoilensky GAK, and the company was forced to buy ore

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  • Imports of foreign equipment to Russia may become more difficult

    Imports of foreign equipment to Russia may become more difficult

    The Working Group on Localization and Regional Development of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council (KSII, which includes foreign companies operating in Russia) appealed to the Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov to postpone the introduction of new rules for importing foreign equipment. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with a copy of the appeal, its authenticity was confirmed by two members of the KSII. The Ministry of Industry and Trade received it and will consider it, said a representative of the department. Imported equipment that has no domestic counterparts is not subject to VAT. Its list has been approved by the government

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  • The airlines have asked the government for another 50 billion rubles

    The airlines have asked the government for another 50 billion rubles

    The relevant letter was sent to the government by the Association of Air Transport Operators (AEVT), a source in the aviation industry told Vedomosti and confirmed by the association’s president Vladimir Tasun. “We have indeed requested additional support in the amount of 50 billion rubles,” Tasun said. The press service of the Ministry of Transport confirmed the receipt of such an appeal: “It is under consideration.” The Ministry of Transport is not considering allocating additional funds to cover the costs of airlines during the pandemic, the head of the department Eugene Dietrich told reporters in mid-October. The mechanism of distribution

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  • Tire manufacturers are asking to change the requirements for the country of origin of products

    Tire manufacturers are asking to change the requirements for the country of origin of products

    The Association of Tire Manufacturers (APS), which includes foreign brands Michelin, Bridgestone, Nokian Tires, Pirelli, Continental, and Yokohama, has asked the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) to adjust new rules on access to public procurement in the markets of the union states. According to the proposals, manufacturers will have to confirm the origin of raw materials for tires, not just the localization of technological operations. “Vedomosti” read the relevant letter of the association to the EEC, which states that the new requirements lead to the risk of disclosure of the recipe and can not be met. Since March 2020, similar requirements

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  • Sinosteel increases purchases of Australian iron ore

    Sinosteel increases purchases of Australian iron ore

    Chinese company Sinosteel has signed a contract to supply ore from the Iron Ridge field in western Australia, which is being developed by Australian Fenix ​​Resources, according to the South China Morning Post. The first deliveries are scheduled for early 2021. According to Fenix ​​Resources, the field will produce 1250,000 tons of iron ore per year. Half will be taken by Sinosteel, the other will go to the Australian Atlas Iron. Sinosteel earns on steel producers, it is the second largest importer of iron ore in the country, one of the largest producers of mining and metallurgical equipment. Sinosteel and

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  • Pharmacy chains complain about problems with the sale of drugs

    Pharmacy chains complain about problems with the sale of drugs

    Several representatives of large pharmacy chains told Vedomosti about the difficulties with the sale of some drugs, including for the treatment of coronavirus. They claim that due to technical failures in the labeling system, the terms of release of drugs have increased many times. When the goods are received from the distributor and sold to the buyer at the pharmacy, the drug must be scanned with a special scanner, but in both cases the system that collects information about the movement of packaging hangs, confirms the owner of the network “Pharmacy Traditions” Dmitry Rutsky. According to him, this significantly slows

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  • Truck sales up 15% in September

    Truck sales up 15% in September

    Transport companies did not notice the quarantine “According to our analysts, the demand and redistribution of the market in the trucking market has been postponed since April-May in favor of carriers that have maintained the stability of the shipment schedule,” Vadim Filatov, deputy director of one of the largest groupage carriers, told Vedomosti. Since May, the situation has stabilized and the company’s traffic now exceeds the figures for the same period in 2019 by 5-15% depending on the month, he said. One of the growth factors was the increased demand for express delivery for e-commerce – the volume of this

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  • Truck manufacturers choose between batteries and hydrogen.

    Truck manufacturers choose between batteries and hydrogen.

    The global fleet of commercial vehicles, according to Statista, at the end of 2019 was more than 400 million units. The absolute leader is the United States: according to NationMaster, at the end of 2019 the country had more than 150 million units of equipment and the last five years the market grew by an average of 1, 8% per year. In second place by a wide margin is China: more than 32 million vehicles, and market growth averaged 2.4% per year. Russia is in 8th place: about 7.5 million units of commercial vehicles and an average growth of 1%

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  • The government has approved Transneft’s tariffs until 2030

    The government has approved Transneft’s tariffs until 2030

    On October 13, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin signed an order according to which Transneft’s tariffs in 2021-2030. will be calculated by the method of “inflation minus 0, 1%”. The document was published on October 15 on the official Internet portal of legal information. Thus, the government supported the proposal of the FAS to maintain the tariff regulation of “Transneft” on the principle of “inflation minus”, said the antitrust authority. Adoption of this order will allow consumers to forecast the dynamics of tariffs for oil and oil transportation services and plan their expenses for such services

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  • Maersk said earnings growth in the third quarter and annual forecast

    Maersk said earnings growth in the third quarter and annual forecast

    The Danish company Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping and logistics group, announced on October 13 that its revenue in the third quarter of 2020 will be $ 9.9 billion and EBITDA – $ 2.4 billion (in the same period last year – $ 1, 7 billion). According to the company’s forecast, the annual EBITDA excluding the cost of restructuring will be $ 7, 05-8 billion, while just two months ago Maersk gave a forecast of $ 6-7 billion, and even earlier – $ 5, 5 billion for the first nine months of 2020 – This figure was $ 5.6

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  • The number of draft beer shops has declined for the first time in five years

    The number of draft beer shops has declined for the first time in five years

    The number of points of sale of draft beer in the largest cities of Russia from October 1, 2019 to October 1, 2020 decreased by 15% to 10,436, calculated geoservice 2GIS based on comparable data in 15 cities with a population of millions. This is the first time in five years: since 2015, their number has increased annually by an average of 10-20%. The strongest number of stores, according to 2GIS, decreased in Ekaterinburg – by 70%, in Moscow – by 24%, in St. Petersburg – by 18%. Most of them are not separate beer shops, they are points of

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  • The IEA predicts a collapse in shale oil investment in the United States

    The IEA predicts a collapse in shale oil investment in the United States

    The International Energy Agency predicts a sharp decline in investment in shale oil production in the United States in 2020. The new crisis will only increase the efficiency of the American oil industry, experts say. U.S. shale investment could more than double in 2020, to about $ 45 billion from $ 100 billion in 2019, according to World Energy Outlook 2020, the annual review of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA recalls that this figure peaked in 2014 ($ 125 billion). In general, the IEA predicts that in the next 10 years, the average annual investment in American shale

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  • Healthy food delivery service Grow Food has refused to expand in the regions

    Healthy food delivery service Grow Food has refused to expand in the regions

    One of the largest grocery delivery services Grow Food has stopped delivering in some regions. This follows from the information on his official website. It says that now the company operates only in Moscow and St. Petersburg, although a year ago it launched delivery in Murmansk, Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg, Kazan and Novosibirsk. Sales in these cities were closed a few weeks ago, confirmed Grow Food co-founder Daniel Halper. There are several reasons for abandoning regional expansion. According to Halper, regional consumers did not appreciate the frozen rations. Earlier, the company said that it would deliver to some cities frozen food kits

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  • Bees are helped by robots.

    Bees are helped by robots.

    The world’s bee population is rapidly declining: according to Greenpeace, since 1947 the number of bee families in the world has fallen by 60%. And in 2019, beekeepers in the United States lost 44% of their colonies, according to CNN, citing a study by the University of Maryland. In Europe, insect mortality has risen to an average of 20% per year. Not only farmers who produce honey and offer commercial pollination services, but also a significant amount of the world’s harvest are at risk. California, for example, produces 80% of the world’s almonds and requires nearly 2 million bee families

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  • OPEC sees no alternative to oil in the next quarter century

    OPEC sees no alternative to oil in the next quarter century

    Oil will remain the world’s dominant energy source until 2045, maintaining its share of the world’s energy balance at around 30%. This is stated in the annual OPEC review World Oil Outlook 2020, published on October 8. In general, fossil fuels – oil, gas and coal – will account for a total of 72.5% of the world’s energy balance, according to the organization’s report. Overall, OPEC expects demand for primary energy sources – oil, gas, coal, nuclear power plants and renewables – to grow from 289.9 million barrels. oil equivalent (AD) per day in 2019 to 361.3 million in 2045.

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  • Suppliers of the retailer Fashion House, which closed, opened a network with a similar name

    Suppliers of the retailer Fashion House, which closed, opened a network with a similar name

    Fashouse is an updated network of Fashion House clothing stores, shown on the retailer’s website. Its stores have opened in the shopping center “Chocolate” in the suburbs of Reutov, Columbus near. m. “Prague”, “City of Lefortovo” on the road. Enthusiasts and “Viva!” in Butava. “We, a group of shareholders who are also suppliers, are reviving the legendary retail chain,” the website says. The network of women’s and men’s clothing stores Fashion House has existed since 2001. According to April 2020, it had 19 stores in Moscow and the region. The peak of Fashion House development came in 2016 – the

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  • The food security doctrine may not be enforced

    The food security doctrine may not be enforced

    Over the past 10 years, the share of foreign breeding seeds in Russian agriculture has grown significantly, according to the report “Breeding 2.0” of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) and the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), which was reviewed by “Vedomosti”. It says that the share of sown corn sown with foreign seeds increased from 37 to 58%, sunflower – from 53 to 73%, and sugar beet seeds, which in the 90s. practically not imported, the dependence is 98%. In January 2020, President Vladimir Putin approved a new Food Security Doctrine for the next 10 years. In addition to the

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  • Tour operator TUI writes off the cruise liner Marella Dream ahead of schedule

    Tour operator TUI writes off the cruise liner Marella Dream ahead of schedule

    The British cruise company Marella Cruises, owned by the world’s largest tour operator TUI, has announced the decommissioning of the cruise liner Marella Dream five years earlier than planned. This is the second liner the company is saying goodbye to this year: in April, after 15 years of service, Marella Celebration was written off. The Marella Dream liner was launched in 1986 and has served on Marella Cruises for the past 10 years. The liner accommodated 1,506 passengers, operated cruise routes in the Mediterranean and by October 2020 was the smallest vessel in the company. Now the company has only

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  • Attendance at shopping malls in Moscow began to fall again

    Attendance at shopping malls in Moscow began to fall again

    The Moscow non-food market was actively recovering after the lifting of all restrictive measures throughout the summer. This follows the data of the consulting company Watcom, which daily checks the load of about 1,000 retail outlets across Russia. According to its president Roman Skorokhodov, in August the capital’s shopping centers received only 6% fewer visitors than a year earlier. However, in September their attendance fell by 3% compared to August (and 11% compared to the previous September). The decline was particularly noticeable in the 39th week of the year (September 21-27), says Skorokhodov, a decrease in absolute terms compared to

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  • Yandex.Taxi has launched a car loan program for drivers

    Yandex.Taxi has launched a car loan program for drivers

    Up to 21% of the fare in “Yandex.Taxi” in Moscow and the region at the most expensive rates go to the organizers of the trip – the platform and taxi, if it is involved in the scheme (in the regions the commission may be different). As previously reported by General Director of “Yandex.Taxi” Daniel Shuleiko, in the I quarter, the platform itself received less than 10% of the order value. In this case, taxis, which receive the remaining share, often act only as car owners and intermediaries. “It is not profitable for anyone to hire drivers – we thought that

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