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    X5 Retail Group reports net sales increase


    X5 Retail Group has reported sales of RUB126.3bn (£2.63bn) in its first quarter ended March 31, an increase of 8.1% year on year. The increase in net retail sales was driven by additional store space, price inflation, the positive performance of maturing stores added over the past two years and ...

  • Magnit has been the first modern grocer to open in many Russian towns

    International analysis: Russia’s Magnit on course to overtake grocery rival


    Russian grocery retailer Magnit has doubled its profit to $807m (£513.2m) in comparison with 2011. The food retailer reported an impressive net profit margin of 5.57%.

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    X5 Retail reports net retail sales growth


    Grocery group X5 Retail has reported preliminary consolidated net retail sales growth of 8.3% to RUB490.09bn (£10.34bn) for its full year 2012. The group’s like-for-like sales decreased by 1.4%. Pyaterochka stores, X5’s core format, delivered only 0.5% like-for-like sales growth. Karusel hypermarkets also suffered - like-for-like sales fell 9.9% and ...

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    Leroy Merlin DIY group to invest in new stores


    Adeo’s Leroy Merlin DIY group is to invest RUB15bn (£312.2m) to open 15 stores in the central regions of Russia. A pilot store will open in Tver by the end of January. The retailer will then plan the pace of openings in other cities. General manager Vincent Gentil told Russian ...

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    Magnit reports unaudited financial results


    Magnit has reported unaudited financial results. Consolidated net retail revenue increased to RUB448.49bn (£9.23bn) for the financial year 2012, up 33.6% on the previous year. Like-for-like sales grew by 8.5%, driven by 7.8% growth in basket size and a 0.6% increase in footfall. In contrast with 2011, hypermarkets outperformed supermarkets ...

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    Metro Properties plans Russian store openings


    German Metro Group-owned Metro Properties plans to invest about e150m (£121m) to open six or seven stores in Russia in 2013, said head of asset and expansion management Arthur Taubert. The 2013 investment for store openings in Russia has been cut due to the depressed macroeconomic situation worldwide, he said. ...

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    Kesko opens first hypermarket


    Finland-based retailer Kesko has entered the Russian grocery sector with its first hypermarket in St Petersburg under the K-Ruoka banner. Kesko aims to open four hypermarkets in the city by the end of 2013 and then expand to the Moscow region. Kesko also operates K-Rauta DIY and Intersport sports stores ...

  • Auchan snapped up Real stores in Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine

    International analysis: Auchan agrees Real deal for central Europe growth


    Last week, Metro Group revealed it had sold its Real hypermarket business in Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine – including real estate assets – to French grocer Auchan for e1.1bn (£893.4m).

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    Auchan plans to invest in Russian market


    French retailer Auchan plans to invest RUB1bn (£20.1m) next year to open five price-oriented compact hypermarkets in Russia under the Radouga banner. The stores will reportedly have a sales area of 53,820 sq ft and will feature 11,000 SKUs. After next year, Auchan intends to open five to 10 Radouga ...

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    Grocer X5 takes steps to improve performance of Pyaterochka stores


    Grocer X5 is to implement three measures to improve the poor performance of its Pyaterochka supermarkets. The retailer plans to unify its product assortment by offering 500 best-selling items in all stores. Pyaterochka will expand its fruit and vegetable range and improve its store layout and shopping experience. X5 also ...