Analysis for the retail & FMCG markets

  • HoReCa market still has a shortage of Polish cuisine restaurants

    In October 2014, we conducted a survey of a representative sample of 250 adult residents of Poland and asked all our respondents, regardless of whether or not they used food services in the preceding quarter, what type of food service establishments they most longed for. People… »

  • Cosmetics market in Central Europe grew by 3.3% in 2014

    In the last few years, consumers of cosmetics in CE became price-sensitive as a result of more difficult market conditions. They often look for discounts and promotions. At the same time, they expect higher product quality and additional store services. In 2014, Poland… »

  • INFOGRAPHIC: HoReCa market in Poland 2015

    The infographic presents interesting facts and figures about the HoReCa market in Poland in 2014 and 2015. It includes information about how many gastronomic premises operates in Poland, what types of cuisine Poles prefer, as well as the average price paid by Poles for a meal at… »

  • Robust outlook for the HoReCa market in Poland

    The hotel dining, restaurants and catering market is susceptible to fluctuations that can impact real incomes of households or cause problems at companies, as evidenced by the market’s performance in 2013 when its value slightly dropped. A positive aspect of the situation is… »

  • Local players retain strong positions on the Siberian grocery market in Russia

    The Siberian Federal District is still a remote area, which hampers the ability of federal grocery retail chains to penetrate the market. Logistical issues restrain the leading grocery retailers from establishing operations there and, as a result, giants such as X5 Retail Group,… »

  • Supermarkets top the modern grocery segment in Ukraine

    The supermarket segment is the largest modern retail channel in Ukraine in terms of revenue and store count. Supermarkets are very popular among Ukrainians because outlets of this type are widespread in the country, close to residential areas and relatively small. Unlike the… »

  • Central Federal District is the largest retail market in Russia

    The Central Federal District has traditionally led in terms of retail sales in Russia. Total retail sales generated in the district in 2014 amounted to RUB 7,773bn (€154bn), representing growth of over 12% year on year, which is higher than nationwide total increase. We… »

  • Biedronka is the third most popular place to purchase cosmetics

    Besides the rapidly-progressing expansion of discount stores and an increase in customer numbers, the dynamic growth of sales was driven by, on the one hand, expansion of the range of brand-name cosmetics sold by discount stores and, on the other, rising sales of private-label… »

  • DIY retail market value in Romania increased by 2.9% in 2014

    The Romanian DIY retail market is unique among the Central and Eastern European countries: it is characterised by an oligopolistic structure and the domination of domestic chains. Local retailers, such as Dedeman, Arabesque and Ambient, combine local knowledge with widespread… »

  • DIY retail market value in the CEE decreased by 10% in 2014

    Last year was difficult for the DIY retail market in Central and Eastern Europe. The conflict in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia resulted in a devaluation of the hryvnia and rouble, respectively. As a result, the DIY markets of these countries saw large declines in value… »