• Aurora

    Aurora: Focusing on growth


    The fashion group is driving success by focusing on multichannel and overseas growth.

  • News

    Rewe acquires stores from Enka


    German retailer Rewe has won approval from the Russian competition authorities to acquire 12 Citistores from Turkish group Enka. The shops, in the greater metropolitan area of Moscow, will be converted to the Billa supermarket format in the coming months. Rewe also plans to open around 10 new Billa stores ...

  • News

    Auchan plans private-label increase


    French retailer Auchan plans to increase sales of private-label in its Russian stores by 80% within two years. It also hopes to up its Russian stores from 1,700 to 3,000, said Auchan Russia board member Ludovic Holinier. In 2011, the retailer opened 12 stores in the country. The retailer recently ...

  • Hamleys
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    Hamleys refits to create the ‘world’s best toy shop’


    Hamleys’ Regent Street flagship store is being overhauled ahead of the Olympics to make it “the best toy shop in the world”.

  • China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest grocery retail market

    China becomes world's largest grocery market


    China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest grocery retail market.

  • Heathrow Airport has reported a record retail sales of £1.7bn.

    Heathrow reports record retail sales


    Heathrow Airport has reported a record retail sales of £1.7bn.

  • Restrictions on moving people around the city may have an impact on retailers

    London 2012: will retailers benefit?


    You don’t need a ticket to gain extra sales from this year’s Olympic Games but, as Mark Faithfull reports, not all retailers stand to benefit from the events taking place in the UK this summer.

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    X5 Retail to launch first Kopeyka convenience store


    Grocer X5 Retail is to launch its first Kopeyka convenience store and will increase its focus on private-label at its Pyaterochka supermarkets. The group plans to develop the convenience store network through its Express Retail subsidiary in the Moscow region. Express Retail has been developing Perkrestok Express convenience stores in ...

  • News

    Seven & I to enter Russian market


    Japan-based Seven I plans to enter the Russian market. The convenience store group is expected to set up a joint venture or franchise agreement with local partners, however, it has not yet commented on the development. Russian Franchising Association head Yuri Mickle said: “We have studied the strategy ...

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    Svyaznoy posts net sales increase


    Mobile phone retailer Svyaznoy has posted a net sales rise at its online store of 133% in 2011, thanks largely to sales of electronic items such as laptops, digital cameras, as well as accessories. The number of visitors to the site soared 71.4% in 2011 with the highest activity recorded ...