News

  • Court prohibits Atak from opening store in Mytishchi

    Court prohibits Atak from opening store in Mytishchi The acquisition of retail premises in Mytishchi near Moscow by Atak, a supermarket chain, was declared unlawful by the Moscow Arbitration Court on 12 December 2014. The transaction was challenged by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). With the acquisition, Atak, together with its owner, French group Auchan, would… »

  • Melon Fashion Group sales up in Q3 2014

    Melon Fashion Group sales up in Q3 2014 Melon Fashion Group (MFG), a Russian clothing retailer and owner of Zarina, Love Republic and befree brands, had sales of RUB 3.1bn (€47.1m) in Q3 2014, an increase of 24% year on year, as reported by the Swedish investment fund East Capital Explorer, owner of 36% stake in MFG. In comparison with Q2, the company's sales grew by… »

  • Optimization of logistics costs based on transport sector analysis

    Optimization of logistics costs based on transport sector analysis One of the leading FMCG manufacturers in Poland asked PMR to update the transport sector analysis conducted for them a year earlier. »

  • Market insight analysis of HoReCa sector in Poland 2014

    Market insight analysis of HoReCa sector in Poland 2014 For the purposes of yet another industry report on the HoReCa market, PMR Research department conducted a study of the Polish gastronomy market, focusing on the restaurant segment (Re). Then PMR Publications department published a comprehensive report based on these findings entitled HoReCa market in Poland 2014. Market analysis and development… »

Expert view

Discount clothing retailers gaining popularity in Russia

Gergely Szilagyi
Retail Analyst, PMR


The low-price segment used to be the domain of open-air markets in Russia, but due to the stable demand for cheap products and the lower penetration of modern retailers in this price segment, both domestic and foreign retail chains have started to expand in recent years. Such chains are more popular among consumers compared to open-air markets as they provide more comfortable conditions for shopping and offer some kind of return policy should purchased goods… »

Analyses & forecasts

Market data

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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.