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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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“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…

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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…

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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%…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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