Latest Intelligence on Retailing in Russia

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LUKOIL: aiming high in Central Europe

Published By Datamonitor
24 Oct 2001
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Russian oil industry: more for sale

Russia has declared its plans to sell some of its shares in Lukoil and Slavneft, two of the country's leading oil companies. This will allow foreign investors to benefit from the current boom in Russia's oil industry, but they may be deterred by the state's heavy control.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2002
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Yukos: Russia set to invade Europe

While there are many bidders for BP's surplus German oil businesses, Yukos is one of the frontrunners to purchase the 650 service stations and 45% share in a refinery. Yukos has earmarked $2 billion towards improving its position in western European refining and retailing. Alongside fellow Russian firm Lukoil, Yukos is definitely a company to watch.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2002
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Kingfisher: expanding into Russia

After establishing a presence with an 8,600 square meter Castorama outlet in Russia in February 2006, DIY retailer Kingfisher plans to increase its selling space provision by 150% over the next 12 months. As an emerging market, the country has plenty of potential and Kingfisher could use this opportunity to become market leader in the DIY sector.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Oct 2006
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Lukoil: moving forward in non-fuel sales

Russian fuel retailer Lukoil has announced an eight-year plan to increase its focus on shop sales at its service stations, while its Baltic subsidiary has launched a new loyalty program. Both events serve to demonstrate Lukoil's new customer-centric aspirations, and suggest that we may see these aspirations being fulfilled in a rather innovative way.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2006
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DIY retailers: going east

Germany's Praktiker opens its third new store in Romania as DIY retailers' scramble for market share in key new battlegrounds intensifies. New retail hotspots Romania and Bulgaria are characterized by house ownership levels exceeding 95%, offering significant growth opportunities for DIY. However, for now general spending levels remain low.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2006
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Tesco: looking at Russian opportunity

The sheer scale of Russia represents a major opportunity for international retailers. Tesco will undoubtedly be considering its options on entering the country. However, there remain some significant barriers to entry and challenges to achieving subsequent growth.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2007
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Starbucks: aiming for big bucks

Starbucks looks set to take over McDonald's crown as the most omnipresent corporate brand, with the company planning an ambitious growth strategy in 2007. In some instances, this has prompted complaints that the company is being insensitive about where it locates its shops. However, with quarterly results on target, the investment community is more than happy to see the company thrive.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2007
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Wal-Mart: new expansion strategy

After Wal-Mart's fiasco in Germany and Korea, a change in its expansion strategy is emerging. The retailer is understood to be planning a move into the fragmented and fast-growing Russian market via the joint venture route rather than using its considerable financial muscle for acquisitions. If it goes ahead, Russia could re-establish Wal-Mart's credentials as a truly international retailer.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2007
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PKN Orlen/Lukoil: clash of the great eastern European fuel retailing titans

Polish oil giant PKN Orlen is beginning to flex its muscles on the eastern European service station market. Most recently, it has been reported that the company is seeking to purchase the Esso petrol network in the Czech Republic from ExxonMobil. However, PKN Orlen's plans are likely to clash with those of Lukoil, which has also been expanding aggressively in this region.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2007

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