• Dzhamilko buys the Mothercare business in Russia

    Dzhamilko buys the Mothercare business in Russia

    The Federal Antimonopoly Service received an application for the acquisition of Monex Trading LLC from IFC Dzhamilko JSC. The latter is a structure of the Kuwaiti Alshaya Group, which owns the master franchise of the British brand of children’s goods Mothercare in Russia. At the beginning of the year, it owned 118 retail outlets in 30 regions of Russia (56 of them are located in Moscow). The revenue of the Russian legal entity in 2021 was 12.9 billion rubles, and the loss was 243 million rubles. The company itself closed its stores in March of this year after the start

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  • The “Mother and Child” network has suspended its regional expansion

    The “Mother and Child” network has suspended its regional expansion

    On September 15, “Haven” LLC, the operating company of the MD Medical group, managing the network of “Mother and Child” clinics, submitted to the Federal Tax Service applications for the liquidation of two legal entities – “Mother and Child” LLC and “Mother and Child” Belgorod LLC. This follows from the SPARK-Interfax database. Earlier, MD Medical, according to the representative of the group, planned to invest a total of 100 million rubles in the opening of clinics in these cities, the projects in Lipetsk and Belgorod should have been launched in the first half of this year. But investments in them,

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  • The largest producer of aluminum cans sold its Russian business

    The largest producer of aluminum cans sold its Russian business

    The “Arnest” group of companies bought three factories for the production of aluminum cans for beer and soft drinks from the American packaging manufacturer Ball Corporation. This is stated in the message of the parties. It follows that we are talking about production facilities in the Moscow, Leningrad and Chelyabinsk regions, which produce more than 5.5 billion units of production per year. Earlier, Ball Corporation announced the construction of a fourth plant in the Ulyanovsk region, but whether this project was included in the company’s deal is not yet known. Requests to their representatives remained unanswered. Ball Corporation manufactures packaging

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  • Premium hotels in Vladivostok doubled in price during the WEF

    Premium hotels in Vladivostok doubled in price during the WEF

    Rooms in five-star hotels in Vladivostok during the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) have doubled compared to last year. A night in such hotels, according to business travel agency “Aeroclub”, will cost 68,000 rubles on average. If we compare it with the previous year of 2019, the growth amounted to 136%. Four-star hotels were even more popular. The average price of a room in them during VEF was even higher than in premium hotels – 74,000 rubles. per night, which is 2.5 times more than a year earlier. But hotels of the “three stars” category grew in the shade by only

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  • The largest retailers increased their revenue to 3.75 trillion rubles in the first half of 2022.

    The largest retailers increased their revenue to 3.75 trillion rubles in the first half of 2022.

    The largest Russian product chains in the first half of 2022 increased their total revenue by 26.5% to 3.75 trillion rubles. (excluding VAT), follows from the report of the analytical company Infoline. X5 Group (1.35 trillion rubles, +18.8%) remains the leader of the rating in the FMCG chain segment. Magnit (1.11 trillion rubles, +39%) and Mercury Retail Group’s Bristol and Krasnoe&Beloe are also in the top 3. The latter increased revenue, respectively, by 33.8% to 106.8 billion rubles. and by 31.5% to 327.2 billion rubles. According to the report, the regional network “Svetofor” was able to overtake “Aushan” in the

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  • The Supreme Court refused to overturn Booking.com’s fine of 1.3 billion rubles

    The Supreme Court refused to overturn Booking.com’s fine of 1.3 billion rubles

    The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to satisfy the complaint of the Buking.com B.V. company, which demanded the cancellation of a fine of 1.3 billion rubles imposed by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) for abuse of a dominant position, it follows from its definition. He recognized the decisions of the lower authorities as well-founded. In this regard, the court did not consider it necessary to consider this case at a meeting of the Board on Economic Disputes. FAS found Booking.com guilty of violating antimonopoly legislation back in August 2021. Based on the results of inspections, the service came

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  • IKEA started the liquidation of the Russian subsidiary “Ikea Dom”

    IKEA started the liquidation of the Russian subsidiary “Ikea Dom”

    IKEA has started the process of liquidation of the legal entity “Ikea House”, which manages the retail network in Russia, “Vedomosti” found out. The corresponding application was submitted for registration in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities (EGRYUL). “We have an orderly process of stopping the activity and we are currently considering the requests received. We do not comment on the current negotiations,” the press service of Ingka Centers told Vedomosti. Claims of creditors to the company can be submitted within 2 months, according to the message published on Fedresurs. As “Vedomosti” previously wrote, in June “Ikea” began to

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  • Places in queues for H&M stores began to be displayed on “Avito”

    Places in queues for H&M stores began to be displayed on “Avito”

    Decision of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) dated November 27, 2020. EL No. FS 77-79546 Founder: JSC “Business News Media” I.o. chief editor: Kazmina Irina Sergeevna Advertising and information supplement to the newspaper “Vedomosti”. Registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Field of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) under PI No. FS 77 – 77720 dated January 17, 2020. Any use of materials is allowed only in compliance with the rules of reprinting and if there is a hyperlink to vedomosti.ru News, analytics, forecasts and

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  • “Yandex.Yeda” has launched a service for the organization of corporate meals

    “Yandex.Yeda” has launched a service for the organization of corporate meals

    “Yandex.Yeda” company has launched a service for organizing meals for corporate employees, its representative said. According to him, employees of the service’s partners will be able to pay for food in restaurants, canteens and vending machines through the corporate account with the help of a special program and application. The interlocutor of “Vedomosti” did not disclose the investment in this project, but said that, according to the company’s assessment, the total turnover of this direction will be comparable to the segment of delivery from Yandex.Edy stores. In 2021, this indicator amounted to 10.4 billion rubles. He reminds that 1.9 million

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  • Sales of disposable e-cigarettes have tripled since the beginning of the year

    Sales of disposable e-cigarettes have tripled since the beginning of the year

    Sales of disposable electronic cigarettes in physical terms in Russian stores for five months of 2022 increased by 3.3 times compared to the same period last year. Such data was provided to “Vedomosti” by the NielsenIQ analytical company. According to her calculations, the manufacturers of these products increased their revenue by 4.5 times during the same period. She does not disclose absolute figures. No one from the analytical companies and specialized departments surveyed by Vedomosti has named the exact capacity of the disposable electronic cigarette segment. But, according to the assessment of the Professional Alliance of participants in the Russian

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  • Entry of foreign clothing and footwear brands will allow the marketplace to make money

    Entry of foreign clothing and footwear brands will allow the marketplace to make money

    The entrance of the largest foreign brands of clothes and shoes will increase the sales of marketplaces. Due to the parallel import, the sellers of these services will be able to additionally increase their revenue by an amount comparable to the turnover of the offline stores of 20 networks that stopped working in Russia in 2021, i.e. by almost 100 billion rubles, the operator of the national marking system “Honest Sign” calculated » – Center for the Development of Prospective Technologies. In their study, its analysts took into account the sales of the 20 largest companies in terms of revenue

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  • Retailers have filed lawsuits for 325 million rubles to the IML courier service

    Retailers have filed lawsuits for 325 million rubles to the IML courier service

    Cosmetic brand “L’Oxitan”, “Monex Trading” (brands Mothercare, Next, The Body Shop, MAC, Victoria’s Secret, etc.), “Double Trend” (one of the brands of Jeans Symphony), as well as a number of home appliance stores, Electronics and various counterparties from May 12 to June 22 filed 24 lawsuits against the IML courier service totaling more than 325 million rubles, according to the database of arbitration cases. Almost all claims relate to the recovery of debts under agency contracts and for the supply of products (eg packaging for items) and fines, cases of illicit enrichment, non-performance of obligations under contracts, etc. The company

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  • Sistema JSFC became interested in IKEA furniture factories

    Sistema JSFC became interested in IKEA furniture factories

    The purchase of furniture factories by the Swedish company IKEA is interesting for Sistema, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the main owner of the investment company, told Vedomosti. Such a deal could give synergies with the Segezha Group timber holding, he said. So far, Sistema is not negotiating with IKEA, which announced on June 15 the sale of all three plants in the Leningrad, Kirov and Novgorod regions. Hoff, one of Russia’s largest home goods chains, is also ready to consider the assets of Swedish retailer IKEA if such an offer is made, the company’s CEO Maxim Grishakov told Vedomosti. This is in

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  • Yandex.Market will sell used luxury goods

    Yandex.Market will sell used luxury goods

    Yandex.Market has started selling used bags from well-known luxury brands – Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Dior, Prada, Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Balenciaga, Bottega, said a representative of the marketplace. The corresponding section has already appeared on his website, the average price of goods there exceeds 100,000 rubles, the Vedomosti correspondent was convinced. The project partner there is the platform The Cultt, which specializes in verifying the authenticity of luxury items and their resale. Its co-founder Tatiana Ermakova confirmed her cooperation with the marketplace. A representative of Yandex.Market said that “such products will replace the range of premium brands, the availability of

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  • French luxury clothing and accessories brand Jacquemus has refused to supply Russia

    French luxury clothing and accessories brand Jacquemus has refused to supply Russia

    Two of his local partners have said that Jacquemus, created by French fashion designer Simon Jacquem, has decided to stop supplying its products to Russia. One of the consultants who worked with the company also knows about this. This is a personal decision of Jacques, it is connected with the special operation of Russia in Ukraine, explains one of the interlocutors of “Vedomosti”. He adds that “the designer sent a very emotional letter”, informing everyone that there will be no more new deliveries to Russia. The suspension of shipments was also confirmed by the representative of the KM20 concept store

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  • Russians will be banned from taking more than 10 kg of red caviar from Kamchatka by plane

    Russians will be banned from taking more than 10 kg of red caviar from Kamchatka by plane

    Russians may be banned from exporting Kamchatka red caviar from the region weighing more than 10 kg, made in a non-industrial way, in hand luggage or aircraft luggage. A draft federal law providing for such an experiment from the date of its entry into force until August 1, 2025, was prepared by a group of State Duma deputies. The text of the bill is at the disposal of “Vedomosti”. Its authenticity was confirmed by one of its authors, a member of the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Affairs Sergei Lisovsky. He expects that the bill will be considered and adopted

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  • American shoe and clothing manufacturer Nike is leaving Russia

    American shoe and clothing manufacturer Nike is leaving Russia

    Nike has not renewed its franchise agreement with Inventive Retail Group (IRG), which owns the country’s largest single-brand retail chain. This follows from a letter from IRG President Tikhon Smykov to employees of the company that Vedomosti was acquainted with. He explains this decision by the fact that Nike cannot “in the foreseeable future” organize the supply of goods to Russia. “As IRG’s inventories run out, it will be forced to close all its stores under this brand,” Smykov wrote, adding that the news was as much a blow to him as it was to all employees. “We started a

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  • Reagents for laboratories may be included in the parallel import list

    Reagents for laboratories may be included in the parallel import list

    The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia may include in the list of goods for parallel import reagents, consumables and equipment for laboratory diagnostics, if these products will be in short supply on the market, a representative of the department told Vedomosti. According to him, such a mechanism provides for the import of goods into the country without the permission of the copyright holder. At the request of Vedomosti, Aktion Medicine, a former member of the Aktion group, conducted a survey of employees of public and private clinical and biological laboratories. He showed that 63.1% of respondents increased the

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  • Pharmaceutical companies are in no hurry to revise the prices of vital medicines

    Pharmaceutical companies are in no hurry to revise the prices of vital medicines

    Despite the fact that the Russian government in late March this year allowed to increase the marginal selling price of vital drugs (ZHNVLP) at risk of shortage or deficit due to changes in foreign exchange rates, the number of applications from pharmaceutical manufacturers has not changed compared to last year. A representative of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) told Vedomosti that from April 25 to May 13, it received applications to reconsider the cost of five international non-proprietary drug names from 26 companies, of which only two trade names were re-registered. He clarifies that similar figures were last year. According

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  • Foreign pharmaceutical distributors stop or reduce work in Russia

    Foreign pharmaceutical distributors stop or reduce work in Russia

    The Dutch distributor IMCD, which imports substances and auxiliaries for the release of drugs, is leaving the Russian market and closing offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He announced this on his official website. In our country, the company worked with the pharmaceutical companies Grotex and Vertex, and the share of its deliveries for some Russian plants was up to 30% of the total number of purchased items, said Pavel Lisovsky, managing partner of the pharmaceutical consulting company Designing Management Systems. Another distributor, the American Azelis, in turn, in its letter warned customers about the reduction in supplies. An employee

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  • Alcohol producers and distributors have difficulties with the supply of products

    Alcohol producers and distributors have difficulties with the supply of products

    Alcohol producers and distributors were unable to ship products to their customers on the first holidays of May due to a large-scale failure of the Unified State Automated Alcohol Accounting Information System (EGAIS). This was reported to Vedomosti by four participants in this market, a representative of a major retailer and an employee of the relevant association. Apparently, these are DDoS attacks. At least the “team of cybersecurity enthusiasts” Disbalanser, which supports Ukraine, stated its involvement in them on the Telegram channel. In her reports, she spoke about the attacks on the EGAIS website on May 2 and 3. Advertisements

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  • After a month of high demand, drug sales have stabilized

    After a month of high demand, drug sales have stabilized

    Drug sales stabilized after the March rush, according to the weekly monitoring of the analytical company DSM Group. According to her, in the period from February 28 to March 6 (ie, almost immediately after the start of the special operation in Ukraine), the Russians bought 146 million packages of various drugs. This is 1.5 times more than in the previous week and a year earlier. The weekly revenue of pharmacies almost doubled (up to 54 billion rubles). Since then, pharmaceutical sales have been steadily declining. Thus, in the period from 21 to 27 March 2022, this figure returned to the

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  • Services of private medical clinics go up to 20%

    Services of private medical clinics go up to 20%

    Prices in large private multidisciplinary clinics after the start of the special operation in Ukraine increased by 5-15% depending on the service, calculated “Vedomosti”, analyzing their price lists on the sites and interviewing their representatives. The cost of the most popular services starting from March 3 was compared. For example, at the Mother and Child Group, the cost of consultations with a therapist and gynecologist increased by 4% to 7,800 and 8,900 rubles. respectively. Diagnostic procedures (abdominal ultrasound, MRI of the brain and X-ray of the skull) rose by 10% (up to 9600, 12 100 and 7800 rubles). A company

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  • Obi stores in Russia will open soon

    Obi stores in Russia will open soon

    Obi stores will open “as soon as possible,” said Dmitry Galantsev, a partner at Propositum law firm, which represents the retailer’s interests in the deal to sell it. To do this, according to him, it is necessary to update the cash terminals, clean the premises, expand the security staff, providing more employees at the company’s outlets. The rest of the stores are ready to open, the interlocutor of “Vedomosti” concluded. On April 12, it became known that the German Obi GmbH has signed an agreement on the implementation of Russian business with an unnamed investor who will develop the company

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  • German Obi will sell its business in Russia

    German Obi will sell its business in Russia

    German Obi GmbH is entrusting its Russian business chain Obi to the founder of the Audit Group consulting group and Cesar Consulting law firm Boris Lyuboshitsa. This was reported to Vedomosti by Dmitry Galantsev, a partner at the Propositum law firm, which is involved in the deal on behalf of Obi. A representative of Cesar Consulting confirmed this information. Galantsev clarifies that in the future the retailer’s business in Russia will be transferred to a Russian investor, who will develop the company in the country, most likely with the gradual abandonment of the Obi trademark. Neither he nor the representative

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  • Confectionery prices rise by an average of 20-30%

    Confectionery prices rise by an average of 20-30%

    Major federal and regional retailers have received notifications from confectionery manufacturers demanding higher sales prices for their products from today. Employees of three retailers told Vedomosti about this and confirmed a representative of the Eastern Union alliance (uniting the largest networks in the Siberian and Far Eastern federal districts of Russia – Krasny Yar, Samberi and Slata). Suppliers almost simultaneously notified companies of a 25% increase in prices, and Russian-made confectionery should rise in price more than foreign ones, said one of Vedomosti’s interlocutors. He found it difficult to explain the reason for this. A representative of the Verny chain

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  • Grain producers are asking for a refund of export duties

    Grain producers are asking for a refund of export duties

    Grain producers are asking for a refund of floating export duties (damper – “Vedomosti”) in the form of subsidies, as well as to increase the volume of soft loans. The Union of Grain Exporters addressed a letter to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Vedomosti got acquainted with him. A union representative confirmed his dispatch. Requests to the Russian government and the Ministry of Agriculture went unanswered. In the situation of the current grain damper (the current duty on grain exports is, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, $ 88.2 per 1 ton), farmers can hardly compensate for the increase in the

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  • Binnopharm Group buys the rights to antibacterial drugs from the Indian Dr.Reddy’s

    Binnopharm Group buys the rights to antibacterial drugs from the Indian Dr.Reddy’s

    Binnopharm Group, a member of Sistema JSFC, has agreed to buy from the Indian company Dr. Reddy’s owns two antibacterial brands – Ciprolet and Levolet – for sale in Russia, Belarus and Uzbekistan. This is stated in the message of Dr. Reddy’s, published on the website of the National Stock Exchange of India. A representative of Binnopharm Group confirmed these plans to Vedomosti. The Russian pharmaceutical holding company will buy the rights to the brands through its subsidiary Alium, the report says. In the future, the production of drugs will be localized at the sites of “Binnopharm Group”, said a

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  • Yandex has aimed for half a trillion rubles in revenue in 2022

    Yandex has aimed for half a trillion rubles in revenue in 2022

    Yandex forecasts revenue growth of up to 490-500 billion rubles. in 2022, according to the company’s G21 report for 2021 published on February 15. In 2021, the company increased revenue by 54% to 356.2 billion rubles. Adjusted net profit for the year fell by 55% to 8 billion rubles., Net loss for the same period exceeded 14.6 billion rubles. In 2020, Yandex’s net profit was 20 billion rubles, and adjusted – 17.9 billion rubles. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Yandex’s revenue grew by 54% to 110.3 billion rubles, adjusted net profit fell by 55% to 2.5 billion rubles, and

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  • Vkusville is reducing the number of products under third-party brands

    Vkusville is reducing the number of products under third-party brands

    Vkusville is radically reducing the range of the Supermarket section, which sells products under third-party brands, including those that do not coincide with the retailer’s concept (sweet soda, chips, etc.) focused on healthy eating. This was reported by a source close to the retailer. According to him, the remnants of such products are being sold now. A representative of Vkusville admits that by the end of 2021, the number of items in the “Supermarket” has decreased, but he says that the company continues to develop this project. According to him, the retailer wants to “free up space for new products

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  • Wine in Russia may rise in price by 15% due to labeling

    Wine in Russia may rise in price by 15% due to labeling

    The Wine Union Association (which includes Kuban Wine, Phanagoria, Milstream Black Sea Wines, etc.) addressed a letter to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Grigorenko about the inexpediency of introducing the Honest Sign label for wine products. The general director of the association Boris Katryukhin confirmed his sending to Vedomosti. A government spokesman said the document had been received but did not answer further questions. An experiment on the labeling of certain types of alcohol from June 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023 was proposed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The relevant draft resolution is posted for discussion on

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  • Shoe maker Westfalika has announced a bond default

    Shoe maker Westfalika has announced a bond default

    Shoe retailer OR Group (until June 2021 it was called “Shoes of Russia”) announced a default on bonds issued by BO-07. We are talking about the securities that the company listed on the Moscow Stock Exchange in 2017. Since then, it has paid 408 million rubles. But on January 20, it failed to repay the remaining 592 million rubles, allowing a technical default. At the same time, the company paid the last, 20th coupon for this issue for a total of 14.8 million rubles, it said. According to a representative of the OR Group, it is currently experiencing difficulties in

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  • The iHerb website has been entered in the register of Raskomnadzor

    The iHerb website has been entered in the register of Raskomnadzor

    The website ru.iherb.com, an online store of iHerb, has appeared in the register of banned sites of Roskomnadzor. The register shows the body that decided to include the site in the register – the Central District Court of Barnaul, as well as the date of the decision – August 24, 2021. According to the court banned in Russia recognized information on the sale of specialized foods (dietary supplements and sports nutrition) , located on the website of the marketplace, the sale of which is one of the main activities of the company. The court found that the website contains information

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  • “Russia has a chance to become a producer country for fashion brands”

    “Russia has a chance to become a producer country for fashion brands”

    Otto Group dates back to 1949. The company caught the post-war fashion boom: people who returned to peaceful life wanted to dress beautifully and diversely. When Werner Otto published the first catalog in 1950, it had only 28 pairs of shoes. In 10 years, the Otto Group already employed more than 1,000 people, and the annual turnover exceeded 100 million German marks. The company quickly expanded its business in Europe, offering not only clothing and footwear, but also related services – first logistics, then financial. Otto Group came to Russia in 1991. In the 2000s. Otto and Quelle’s clothing and

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  • Labs are starting to do tests for amicron

    Labs are starting to do tests for amicron

    The Labquest network of laboratories is starting to test a new strain of coronavirus – amicron: it is launching such research in 54 cities in Russia. Its general director Darya Pikalyuk told Vedomosti about it. A similar service will appear in more than 130 cities and in the “Helix” in two weeks, said Deputy Director General of the Laboratory Service of the network Daria Garakina. The leader of the 2020 market in terms of turnover (25 billion rubles) – the group “Invitro” – is also considering launching a study on omicron, a company spokesman said. Exact dates, he said, she

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  • Mercury thermometers are disappearing from sale

    Mercury thermometers are disappearing from sale

    Mercury thermometers may soon disappear from sale, representatives of several pharmacy chains, distributors and marketplaces told Vedomosti. They explain this by the Minamata Convention, which restricts the use of mercury in the home. This document was signed in 2013-2014. 128 countries, including Russia, which has not yet ratified it. From 2020, the convention bans the production, export and import of certain types of mercury-containing products. The largest manufacturer of mercury thermometers in the world – China. In 2019, it accounted for 95.7% of thermometers containing mercury imported to Russia (no later data), according to the FMS. There are almost no

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  • Some of the wines may disappear from store shelves immediately after the New Year

    Some of the wines may disappear from store shelves immediately after the New Year

    Some wine products may disappear from stores from January 1. Representatives of several wine companies told Vedomosti about it. According to them, this is due to the fact that the authorities have decided not to extend the moratorium on 345-FZ, which amended the law on the regulation of the alcohol market. A representative of the Ministry of Finance redirected Vedomosti to the Ministry of Agriculture. A spokesman for the agency confirmed: “Currently, the issue of extending the current moratorium in the department is not considered.” The amendments themselves were signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 2, 2021. They

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  • “Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, India are more attractive to BlaBlaCar than France”

    “Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, India are more attractive to BlaBlaCar than France”

    BlaBlaCar co-owner Nicholas Brusan tells how his company has established itself in the Russian market. Share a closed article Subscribe to share closed articles with friends. Select a subscription period Co-owner, CEO of BlaBlaCar Nicholas Brusan / Vladislav Shatila / RBC / TASS In 2003, Frenchman Frederic Mazel almost missed Christmas in the family circle. He worked in Paris and his parents lived 500 km away. Train tickets were almost all sold out, and the remaining ones, departing at 5 a.m., cost a fortune. Mazel was then picked up by her sister. And he had an idea to make an

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  • Auchan has left the top 5 retailers selling commodities in daily demand

    Auchan has left the top 5 retailers selling commodities in daily demand

    In the first nine months of this year, the Traffic Light chain ranked fifth in the Infoline FMCG Retail Russia Top ranking, which evaluates retailers who sell goods in daily demand in terms of revenue. The company earned 2005 billion rubles during this period. and moved from this line Auchan (1883 billion rubles.), Which dropped to sixth place in the rankings. Despite the fact that due to the increase in the share of online sales to 5%, the latter was able to compensate for the reduction in space and return to revenue growth, “Traffic Light” showed higher growth rates among

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  • New Year’s trips to Russia have become cheaper

    New Year’s trips to Russia have become cheaper

    Tours to the cities of Russia for the New Year holidays this year fell by 17% compared to the pre-dondemic year 2019 and 12% compared to 2020, calculated services “Tinkoff Travel” and Travelata.ru. Their representatives attribute this to the increase in the number of offers from local tour operators, as well as the introduction of QR-codes in different regions. This is confirmed by the Vice President of the Russian Union of Tourism Industry Dmitry Gorin, who notes that this year the prices for domestic flights were 10-40% cheaper, and this also affected the final cost of tours. The average ticket

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  • Russia’s Investigative Committee confirms detention of Riv Ghosh co-owner

    Russia’s Investigative Committee confirms detention of Riv Ghosh co-owner

    August Meyer, co-owner of the Riv Ghosh network and Yulmart, and his wife Ina were indeed detained by police as part of a criminal case on the theft of Sbera loans, which has been under investigation since 2017 by the Main Investigation Department of the St. Petersburg Investigative Committee. Leningrad region. A source in the department told Vedomosti about it. According to him, a decision on their status and measures of restraint will be made soon. In the morning, the newspaper “Kommersant” reported about the detention of Meyer and his wife. According to the publication, the staff of the Investigative

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  • The structure of the Finnish post office leaves Russia

    The structure of the Finnish post office leaves Russia

    Logistics operator Tablogix has acquired the Moscow assets of the Finnish transport and logistics company Itella Logistics, according to his report. This information was confirmed to Vedomosti by a representative of Cushman u0026 Wakefield, which acted as a consultant to the deal. According to SPARK-Interfax, on November 26, Taflogix-controlled company Jurfinconsult became the owner of 100% of Itella LLC. Itella Logistics, part of the Finnish state holding company Posti, originally owned six logistics complexes in different regions of Russia, their total area was 223,000 square meters. m, told last fall, two consultants who worked with the company. Her spokesman told

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  • In Russia, 2,000 pharmacies closed during the summer

    In Russia, 2,000 pharmacies closed during the summer

    In Russia, from June to September 2021, almost 2,000 pharmacies were closed, according to a report by the analytical company DSM Group, which was reviewed by “Vedomosti”. This is about 3% of all outlets operating in the country at the beginning of the summer. According to the document, the facilities closed to small and medium-sized businesses were closed most often: 44% of the outlets were single pharmacies. Over the three summer months, their number decreased by a total of 8% and amounted to 9521 points in September 2021. Approximately 27% of closed pharmacies are regional (these are networks with more

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  • “In Russia, a woman will buy a branded dress in the Familia, and tell everyone that in the Central Department Store”

    “In Russia, a woman will buy a branded dress in the Familia, and tell everyone that in the Central Department Store”

    Svetlana Mazhaeva joined the Familia off-store chain in 2011 as a CFO, having worked in similar positions at MTS Retail and Kachkanos Online. According to Mazhayeva, Familia set her the task of making finances as transparent and clear as possible. A year later, the company for the first time made IFRS-reporting and began to improve the procurement system. In 2015, she served for several months as CEO of Familia and negotiated with two future financial investors – Goldman Sachs and Baring Vostok – and then with a strategic investor – the American chain of off-store stores TJX, which in 2019

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  • A quarter of Russian fitness clubs may close

    A quarter of Russian fitness clubs may close

    More than 60% of fitness clubs have failed to negotiate with landlords for any preferences and concessions due to the difficult situation due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was reported to Vedomosti by the president of the Association of Fitness Industry Operators Olga Kiselyova. Similar data were provided by the oldest industry association – the National Fitness Community. According to Kiselyova, this could lead to the loss of more players than last year. Then 20-25% of companies left the market, although about 60% of industry participants managed to reach an agreement with the owners of the premises, she says. Only

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  • A native of Aeroflot will head Russia’s largest tour operator

    A native of Aeroflot will head Russia’s largest tour operator

    Rinat Osmatulov, former director of Aeroflot’s sales department, has been appointed CEO of Russia’s largest tour operator, Bible Globe. Anna Zakharankova, a representative of Sheremetyevo Airport (the main owner of the tour operator), told Vedomosti about it. The information was confirmed by two people close to the Bible-Globe and Aeroflot. He will take a new post on December 1, says one of the interlocutors of “Vedomosti”. The second adds that there were 7 candidates for the post, but the majority shareholder decided to appoint his protege. Osmatulov has worked for Aeroflot since 2019. Prior to that, he was the commercial

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  • Russia’s largest fish company has bought the business from a competitor

    Russia’s largest fish company has bought the business from a competitor

    Shareholders of a major fish producer – Fest Group – have closed a deal to sell shares in Russian fishing companies to Nareb. This is stated in the reports of both companies. Management of the acquired enterprises will remain in Murmansk, where Narebo is headquartered, and the companies themselves will operate as a separate production unit. The terms of the deal the parties do not disclose. “Fest” manages the company JSC “Northern Flotilla”, which includes including the fishing company “Sagittarius”, “Taurus” and “Eridan” According to the results of last year, they together received 91.2 billion rubles. revenue and 242 billion

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  • Russia’s largest fish company has bought the business from a competitor

    Russia’s largest fish company has bought the business from a competitor

    Shareholders of a major fish producer – Fest Group – have closed a deal to sell shares in Russian fishing companies to Nareb. This is stated in the reports of both companies. Management of the acquired enterprises will remain in Murmansk, where Narebo is headquartered, and the companies themselves will operate as a separate production unit. The terms of the deal the parties do not disclose. “Fest” manages the company JSC “Northern Flotilla”, which includes including the fishing company “Sagittarius”, “Taurus” and “Eridan” According to the results of last year, they together received 91.2 billion rubles. revenue and 242 billion

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  • In the ranking of retailers who use multiple sales channels, the leaders have changed

    In the ranking of retailers who use multiple sales channels, the leaders have changed

    The companies “Vkusvil”, “Children’s World” and Sunlight took first place in the rating of amnicality of retailers, compiled by the analytical agency Data Insight and IT integrator AWG. The rating itself is only the second year, it takes into account the efficiency of market participants both offline and online. Retailers themselves are evaluated on 23 parameters (order path, completeness of information about the goods, delivery methods, functionality of the mobile application, the work of the call center, the stability of the site under load, etc.). Compared to last year, the leaders of the ranking have changed completely. In 2020, the

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  • Medical masks fell by 20%

    Medical masks fell by 20%

    Since the beginning of this year, the average consumer price for medical masks has fallen by almost 20%. This follows from the data of Rosstat, which were read by “Vedomosti”. If in January 2021 the cost of one product was 11.94 rubles, in October it fell to 9.75 rubles. The reduction in prices for masks is confirmed by large companies engaged in sales, including such products. Thus, the cost of products in the online pharmacy “Zdravsiti” (part of the “Flow” of Vadim Yakunin) in October this year was 10% lower than in January, told “Vedomosti” commercial director of “Flow” Boris

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  • Yevtushenko’s Sistema JSFC may buy large fishing company in Kamchatka

    Yevtushenko’s Sistema JSFC may buy large fishing company in Kamchatka

    Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s Sistema JSFC is negotiating the acquisition of the Vityaz-Auto fishing company, three people who know this from different sides of the potential deal told Vedomosti. Sergei Kopytov, a spokesman for the System, said the corporation was “working on various options for expanding its fishing business, but it is too early to talk about any specific details.” Vityaz-Auto CEO Aleksas Ramanauskas declined to comment. Vityaz-Auto is one of the largest fishing enterprises in the Kamchatka Territory. According to Rosrybolovstvo, its “historical” quotas for pollock production in 2021 are 13,000 tons, weight – more than 2,900 tons, flounder – 3,300

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  • Ozon increased turnover in the first nine months of 2021 by 123 percent.

    Ozon increased turnover in the first nine months of 2021 by 123 percent.

    The total turnover from sales of Ozon for the nine months of 2021 amounted to 2714 billion rubles., According to its financial statements. This is 123 percent more than in the same period last year. 2/3 of the company’s sales, according to the document, provided the marketplace, although a year ago its share was about half of Ozon’s turnover, the rest fell on other services (express delivery of ready meals Ozon Express, Ozon Travel, car booking, Ozon Fintech, etc. ..). The number of orders in Ozon for the nine months increased by 196% to 131 million units, in the III

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  • Booking.com will abandon the imposition of pricing policy on Russian hotels

    Booking.com will abandon the imposition of pricing policy on Russian hotels

    Booking.com from November 30 will refuse to impose a pricing policy on Russian hotels. This follows from the letters that the service began to send to domestic hotels. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with them. A spokesman for Booking.com confirmed that “the service is engaged in stopping the practice of price parity in Russia.” On August 30, the Moscow Arbitration Court upheld the claims of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), which sought to ensure that hotels in Russia could display prices lower on their websites and other resources than those displayed on Booking.com. This decision was confirmed by the appellate court on

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  • Sales on Chinese Bachelor’s Day rose to record highs in Russia

    Sales on Chinese Bachelor’s Day rose to record highs in Russia

    The two largest Russian marketplaces Ozon and Wildberries sold a record amount of more than 12 billion rubles per day on November 11, which is 3 times more than on the same date in 2020, according to Infoline. This year the amount was distributed among the platforms approximately equally. A spokesman for Ozon said that 6.1 billion rubles worth of goods were sold that day, which is 5 times more than on the same date in 2020. A representative of Wildberries disagreed with Infoline’s assessment: according to him, the company’s sales for 11/11 are significant above 6 billion rubles, but

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  • Auchan hopes to raise online sales by up to 20%

    Auchan hopes to raise online sales by up to 20%

    Auchan and Sbermarket have signed a strategic partnership agreement, the parties said. They will jointly develop the delivery of products from the Darkstones, which will be located in the “Auchan”. President of Auchan Retail Russia Philip Broschar told Vedomosti about plans to open drugstores in hypermarkets. This is part of a retailer’s new concept to improve retail space efficiency. The range will consist of the most popular products of the hypermarket chain. Sbermarket will provide Darkstore with hardware and software, as well as arrange assembly and fast delivery of orders. Sbermarket will also promote the Auchan website using the white

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  • The minimum number of international brands in 10 years has come to Russia this year.

    The minimum number of international brands in 10 years has come to Russia this year.

    International brands are weak in the Russian market for the second consecutive pandemic year: in the first three quarters of 2021, only 11 new brands came to the country, according to a report by consulting company Knight Frank. If the situation does not change by the end of the year, it will be the lowest figure since 2011. For comparison: even last year’s pandemic, 13 new foreign brands appeared in Russia, and in 2019 – 26. The highest activity was in 2014: then 68 international brands entered the market. Other consultants interviewed by “Vedomosti” are even more upset: the CBRE

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  • People bought almost twice as many drugs from COVID-19 than they bought for their government

    People bought almost twice as many drugs from COVID-19 than they bought for their government

    In the first eight months of this year, pharmacy chains sold 40.2 million packs of drugs recommended by the Ministry of Health for the treatment of COVID-19, according to a joint study by the industry publication “Pharmaceutical Herald” and AlphaRM (Vedomosti). This is almost twice as much as the state purchased for the people of Russia (23.3 million packages). A year earlier, the situation was even more telling. In the first eight months, pharmacies sold 30.4 million packages of drugs for the treatment of coronavirus, and through public procurement was sold 8.3 million. At the same time, this year the

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  • “Magnet” published the first financial results after the acquisition of “Dixie”

    “Magnet” published the first financial results after the acquisition of “Dixie”

    The revenue of the Magnit group for the first 9 months of 2021 amounted to 1.3 trillion rubles, according to the retailer. This is 14.4 percent more than in the same period last year. At the same time in the III quarter, this figure increased by 27.7% to 4893 billion rubles. The company’s report notes that it was during this period that the acquisition of Dixie’s retail business was completed (the deal amounted to 97 billion rubles), and on July 22 Magnit began to take into account its results in the reporting of the entire group. The retailer also for

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  • Analysts estimate the owner of the network “Red & White” at $ 12-18 billion

    Analysts estimate the owner of the network “Red & White” at $ 12-18 billion

    Mercury Retail, which owns the Red & White and Bristol chains, has announced a public initial public offering of global depository receipts on the Moscow Stock Exchange. The company has already applied for admission to the auction. Mercury Retail operates more than 14,000 stores of the Red & White and Bristol brands in 68 regions of Russia. The total retail space of stores on June 30, 2021 was more than 1 million square meters. m. Revenue for 2020 amounted to 577 billion rubles., Net profit – 257 billion rubles. The company is owned by Sergei Studenikov (he has a 45%

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  • The cost of courier services has risen 1.5-2.5 times since the beginning of the year

    The cost of courier services has risen 1.5-2.5 times since the beginning of the year

    Online retailers are short of staff, especially collectors and couriers, three employees of such companies told Vedomosti and confirmed by three employees of recruitment agencies. The reasons for the shortage of staff – the seasonal increase in demand for delivery, the active growth of the food delivery segment and the consequences of the outflow of migrants. Staffing opportunities in the market are almost exhausted, the companies say. In September this year, the number of vacancies for employees of warehouses and hauliers increased by 3-3.5 times compared to August, and couriers, collectors of orders and positions with a minimum of experience

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