The Fora supermarket chain expects that in 2021 the number of orders from the chain’s retail outlets through delivery services will double in comparison with the results of 2020.
“We believe that delivery and express delivery from retail next year will double compared to this year. According to our vision of the market, the number of purchases with small and medium check will grow especially rapidly,” Director for Digital Technologies at Fora Yevhen Trishyn said at a briefing last week.
He also said that Fora has stores in Kyiv, which provides almost full coverage.
“We have several bricks-and-mortar stores in the center of Kyiv, where the turnover through Glovo reaches 10%. This is a very good, serious indicator after six months of working through one digital service. And we expect that the number of such stores will only grow,” Trishyn said.
According to General Manager of Glovo in Ukraine Dmytro Raskovsky, the service has already outstripped other delivery services from supermarkets in terms of the number of deliveries.
“According to our estimates, if we compare the number of deliveries from supermarkets in our country and that of any other player on the market, we are now number one. Most of the large retail chains are already working with us. Of the large chains, we now only lack ATB… We have also more coverage and more partners than any other delivery service,” Raskovsky said.
Fozzy Group has opened a new supermarket Fora with an area of 1,500 square meters in the Cherry Mall trade and entertainment center (Vyshneve, Kyiv-Sviatoshynsky district of Kyiv region), expanding the network to 244 objects.
“One of the main anchor tenants, the modern Fora supermarket, has opened in the new Cherry Mall trade center. The operator is located on the ground floor of the shopping center on an area of about 1,500 square meters,” the press service of UTG, the exclusive agent for leasing retail space in Cherry Mall, said.
The assortment of the store includes 5,000 commodity items. In addition to six self-service cash desks, it has five regular cash desks and two express cash desks.
The retailer’s press service told the Interfax-Ukraine agency, the outlet is the largest one in the Fora chain. It became the 244th network object in Ukraine and the 221st one in Kyiv region.
According to UTG, the mall is completing internal repairs on leased space and is preparing for the grand opening of the mall. The total area of Cherry Mall will be 18,000 square meters, rental some 15,000 square meters, while 90% of the space has already been leased.
According to the company’s estimates, attendance at Cherry Mall in the first year will be about 15,000-18,000 people a day with the prospect of further growth to 20,000 people.