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  • Mamas & Papas has become the latest UK retailer to unveil expansion plans for Russia

    Russia: Retail opportunities and challenges


    Mamas & Papas has become the latest UK retailer to unveil expansion plans for Russia, attracted by the scale of opportunity. But building a business in the country is not always straightforward.

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    Dixy plans store growth in 2012


    Dixy Group chief executive Ilya Yakubson has revealed plans for a secondary public offering of $300m (£185m) in the second half of 2013. He added that Dixy plans to open 250 to 300 new stores this year. Dixy Group’s revenue in the first quarter grew by 93.1% to RUB34.7bn (£727m) ...

  • Aurora

    Aurora: Focusing on growth


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

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    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 ...

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    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

    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 ...

  • News

    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 ...

  • News

    X5 Retail Group reports net retail sales increase


    X5 Retail Group has reported a 32% increase consolidated net retail sales of RUB452.5bn (£9.3bn) for 2011. Like-for-like sales rose 6%, with a 1% drop in customer traffic and a 7% increase in average basket. However, like-for-like sales growth at Pyaterochka more than halved to 5% compared with last year ...

  • News

    Rewe Group to acquire Citistore chain


    Rewe Group’s supermarket division Billa in Russia is to acquire the Citistore chain operating 17 retail stores in Moscow. Citistore, formerly known as Migros Turk’s Ramstore, consists of seven owned and 10 long-term leased stores with a total sales area of 215,000 sq ft. Billa has opened just 72 stores ...

  • News

    Magnit reports revenue increase


    Grocery retailer Magnit has reported that preliminary consolidated, unaudited net retail revenue increased 42.1% to RUB335.6bn (£6.9bn). The retailer reported strong like-for-like sales growth of 11.1% together with increases of 9.7% in basket and 1.3% in traffic. Supermarkets and neighbourhood stores outperformed hypermarkets with like-for-like growth of 11.6% and 6.7% ...

  • News

    Otto Group set to achieve strong revenues in Russia


    German online and mail order retailer Otto Group expects to achieve revenues of about e500m (£412.5m) for the financial year to February 29, 2012, in Russia. Otto Group operates several mail order banners such as Bonprix, Quelle, Witt and Otto in the country. In the medium term, it expects to ...

  • Kingfisher

    Which are the most exciting emerging markets?


    So where will you head off to in 2012? To help plan your international forays this year, Rebecca Thomson considers some of the most exciting emerging international retail markets in the most unlikely of places.

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    X5 Retail Group plans ecommerce launch


    Grocery retailer X5 Retail Group is thought to be planning to launch an ecommerce banner called E5 in the second half of 2012. The website would allow consumers to order goods online and pick them up in Pyaterochka, Perekrestok and Karusel stores.

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    Ikea clarifies Russian market plans


    Ikea has clarified its plans for the Russian market over the next few years and expects to invest e180m (£154m) to open three new stores. The shops will be located in Moscow, St Petersburg and one of the country’s other ‘megacities’ with a population over 1 million. The Moscow ...

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    Auchan to open six hypermarkets in 2012


    Auchan will open six hypermarkets in Russia in 2012, Auchan Russia chief executive Jean-Pierre Germain has revealed. “We will open six classic hypermarkets next year and continue to work on projects that are not yet complete,” Germain said. The hypermarkets will be located in Nizhny Novgorod, Ryazan, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Volgograd ...