News

  • Lenta reaches expansion target for 2017, ups sales area by 72% in Moscow alone

    Lenta reaches expansion target for 2017, ups sales area by 72% in Moscow alone Lenta, a major grocery retailer in Russia, announced it had met its store-opening guidance for 2017, launching 40 hypermarkets and 49 supermarkets last year, bringing its chain to 328 stores, including 231 hypermarkets and 97 supermarkets. The company’s overall selling area grew by 20.6%, year on year, to over 1.38 million m2 as of the… »

  • Hebe opened 30 stores in 2017

    Hebe opened 30 stores in 2017 Hebe, the health and beauty chain owned by Jeronimo Martins, opened 30 new stores in 2017, taking the total to 182, according to the company's preliminary trading statement for the full year. There was also one closure, so Hebe’s network increased by a net of 29 units last year. More than half of the openings (16) came in the… »

  • Home furnishings market: financial analysis and competitor analysis

    Home furnishings market: financial analysis and competitor analysis Our client, a leading Polish distributor of home furnishings products, asked us to perform a financial analysis of the competitors in their market. The client’s goal was to verify their competitive position in the context of other market players, and to compare the results with those of other companies with different profiles. »

  • How to stay one step ahead of the competition: a regular study of consumer trends for a manufacturer of food ingredients

    How to stay one step ahead of the competition: a regular study of consumer trends for a manufacturer of food ingredients  Many companies in the FMCG sector who want to stay innovative, decide on periodic market studies, which allow them to track consumer habits. Without a doubt, the most crucial business benefit of regularly monitoring a particular segment is that it enables a company to follow a prudent business strategy that anticipates the competition’s… »

Expert view

Online food sales expanding in Russia

Anna Sidorowicz-Pokrywka
Retail Analyst, PMR

O’Key Group and Azbuka Vkusa are currently the only top grocers in Russia with a developed online food business. They offer online sales of food for the residents of Moscow and Moscow Province, as well as in the St. Petersburg region. However, in 2017 also X5 Retail Group launched an online grocery service based on its Perekrestok supermarket chain on a trial basis. At the moment the store delivers to customers in Moscow and some of its satellite towns.… »

Analyses & forecasts

Retail & FMCG market overview

PMR delivers fresh market updates on a daily basis. These updates present the current state and future prospects for the retail market in the CEE and the CIS regions.

In this section PMR market experts detail the following topics:

  • basic retail market indicators
  • food and non-food segments (overview)
  • retail network (overview)
  • Internet and direct sales
  • consumer preferences
  • payment methods
  • regulations and law.

The aforementioned areas cover Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

Grocery retail

PMR presents regular grocery market updates for Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia as well as Ukraine.

Each day we analyse and distribute reliable information about:

  • current situation on the grocery market
  • sector developments, trends and forecasts
  • grocery distribution channels (including hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters, and others)
  • grocery suppliers (including food, beverages, tobacco, and others).

With the PMR portal, one may be sure to receive the most recent and reliable market news and data from experienced market experts.

Clothing & footwear retail

Monitoring this retail segment has never been so easy. In this section PMR reveals all the important facts and figures concerning the C&F market.

A regular reading of this section provides knowledge about:

  • C&F market situation and developments
  • forecasts for the sector
  • C&F market segments review (clothing, footwear and accessories)
  • distribution channels
  • clothing and footwear retailers.

Countries covered by PMR’s reviews of the C&F market are: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

Cosmetics retail

The most vital and up-to-date cosmetics market events, developments and trends are regularly presented and commented by PMR experts.

By having access to the latest PMR content presented in this section, one may easily stay abreast of information about:

  • situations, developments and forecasts for the cosmetics market
  • cosmetics distribution channels
  • cosmetics retailers
  • cosmetics suppliers.

These market news, analyses, forecasts and data are available for Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

HoReCa

PMR offers HoReCa (hotels, restaurants, catering) market updates about Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Ho – hotels, Re – restaurants, Ca – catering – all of these market segments are carefully monitored and regularly analysed by PMR. We keep our readers up-to-date on:

  • HoReCa market situation, development and forecasts
  • key market players
  • HoReCa segments review (including restaurants, fast foods, bars, pizzerias and cafes).

Consumer electronics retail

Recent market developments and in-depth analyses regarding the consumer electronics retail sector are described in this section of the portal.

We deliver our readers copious amounts of information about the consumer electronics retail market in selected CEE and CIS countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine). Topics include:

  • present state review
  • prognosis for the market
  • consumer electronics distributors
  • consumer electronics suppliers.

DIY retail

The Do-It-Yourself retail market segment is presented in detail here – in the form of a wide package of news, analyses, and prognoses.

PMR research presents vital business information about DIY retail. Experienced market experts then carefully revise and analyse the data (key market indicators are also forecasted). The broad knowledge gathered by PMR is shared in this portal:

  • DIY market overviews
  • DIY market situations and developments
  • DIY retailer monitoring.

Bulgaria

A package that not only provides an overview of Bulgaria’s retail market, but also describes many local topics in detail. »

Czech Republic

The scope of the retail market in the Czech Republic content includes regular news, in-depth analyses and reliable forecasts. »

Hungary

Grocery, clothing and footwear, furniture, do-it-yourself, consumer electronics and more for the Hungarian retail market. »

Poland

Polish retail market review: from grocery and HoReCa, through cosmetics and clothing, up to much more detailed topics. »

Romania

Reliable market information useful for regularly monitoring the retail market in Romania or for ad-hoc analysis of the same. »

Russia

Reliable and in-depth market intelligence of the Russian retail market, together with FMCG segment analysis. »

Slovakia

A wide array of information, including companies’ activities, analyses and forecasts for the retail sector in Slovakia. »

Ukraine

News, analyses, trends, forecasts and market data regarding retail and FMCG sector and its major segments in Ukraine. »

Events

Review the list of retail and FMCG events selected and described by PMR; dedicated for managers, marketers, sales consultants, business development staff, and other professionals from this sector.

For our clients’ convenience, we monitor global and local retail events (conferences, trade shows and workshops). On a regular basis, we:

  • select events most relevant to doing business in CEE and CIS regions
  • present information useful to choose the most relevant retail or FMCG event
  • publish data necessary to register for the selected event
  • offer special discounts for the participation fee to PMR clients.

To discuss a cooperation regarding your event dedicated to retail or FMCG professionals, contact us at marketing@pmrcorporate.com.

Glossary

Extend your retail market knowledge and build your business success by utilising this dictionary – prepared by market analysts – which lists and defines the most important terminology used by professionals in this sector.

In this section of the PMR portal, we present a glossary of terminology connected with retail, HoReCa and FMCG segments:

  • grocery
  • clothing
  • footwear
  • cosmetics
  • consumer electronics
  • shopping centres
  • e-commerce.

We focus on the retail and FMCG business in major countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.