Business news from Ukraine

BROCARD.UA ONLINE STORE TURNOVER REACHES UAH 100 MLN IN OCT

The turnover of the Brocard.ua online store, which was launched on January 8, 2020, exceeded UAH 100 million in October, said co-founder of Brocard-Ukraine LLC, the largest operator of the perfumery and cosmetic market in Ukraine, Yuriy Gatkin.
“On January 8, we launched the Brocard.ua online store and already in October reached a turnover of UAH 100 million,” he said during the RAU Summit 2020 on Wednesday.
There were 4.5 million visits to the website in November, the press service of the company told Interfax-Ukraine.
Gatkin added that the pace of development of the e-commerce direction has gained rapid momentum, it employs a staff of 168 people, and “the warehouse works around the clock.”
According to the co-founder of the company, the online store Brocard.ua is currently ranked second in terms of indicators after the online cosmetics store Makeup.

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SPANISH-BASED INDITEX LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE IN UKRAINE

Spanish-based Inditex SA, one of the world’s largest clothing retailers, launched an online store of the Stradivarius brand in Ukraine on September 10.
“From September 10, Ukrainians will be able to buy Stradivarius goods online. There will be available certain types of delivery of goods purchased online, such as home delivery, shipping to a pick-up point or to a store chosen by the buyer,” the company announced in its press release.
At the same time, as of September 14, the website of the online store has no information about pick-up points. The company’s couriers carry out home delivery. It costs UAH 149 and pickup from the selected store is free.
Inditex Group was founded in 1963. It unites 7,400 stores in 92 countries under nine brands, namely Zara, Zara Home, Zara Kids, Oysho, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius and Uterque. Inditex brand stores are located in 400 cities on five continents.
Inditex Group has been represented in Ukraine since 2008. The Spanish group opened its first stores of Uterque brand in Ukraine (at the end of 2016) and Zara Home (2018) in the Gulliver shopping mall.
As of September 2020, the group’s network in Ukraine comprises 72 stores.

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IKEA LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE WITH POINTS OF DELIVERY IN UKRAINE

The Swedish company IKEA, the world’s largest retailer of furniture and household goods, on May 14 officially launched the possibility of ordering goods from an online store in Ukraine, distribution points will operate in the Kyiv shopping center Auchan Rive Gauche and Metro Cash & Carry.
“Remaining faithful to its desire to create a better everyday life for many people in Ukraine, IKEA is pleased to announce the start of work in the Ukrainian market and the launch of an online store. Currently, the Swedish retailer offers Ukrainian customers about 3,600 functional home goods of all categories and styles with attractive design and prices. An order can be made on the website www.ikea.ua,” the retailer said in an official statement.
It says buyers will be able to choose where and how to pick up their goods: in one of the points for receiving orders in Kyiv for free or using the home delivery service.
“Today two points are ready to start work – at Auchan Rive Gauche and Metro Cash & Carry. The delivery service is organized in cooperation with DB Schenker. We do everything to ensure smooth online purchases, however we will be grateful for your patience and understanding in case of possible delays during the first few days of work,” the press release says.
It emphasizes that the functioning of the company is organized in accordance with IKEA security measures, as well as in accordance with the requirements and instructions of the government of Ukraine. All employees will have access to the necessary protective equipment and will work in compliance with recommendations on social distance.
After the launch of the online store, IKEA plans to open its new city store in Kyiv as soon as possible. The company has recently signed a lease agreement with Blockbuster Mall”, the company confirmed.

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METRO C&C UKRAINE LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE FOR HORECA

Metro Cash & Carry Ukraine LLC (Metro C&C, Kyiv) will launch an online store for the clients of HoReCa food service industry, a company’s press service said.
“We believe that personalized work with the key clients is a pledge of the successful development of our business, and therefore we are pleased to announce the first stage of our own e-commerce solution for the HoReCa clients,” a company’s press release quotes its marketing director Anton Zhorin as saying.
According to the company, the range of commodity items of the online store includes Metro trademark, as well as products of its own import. The company also plans to expand the range by the end of the year by increasing supplies of non-food products.
According to a press release, a pilot delivery will cover Kyiv and Kyiv region, and by the end of 2019 will reach Odesa, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipro and Ivano-Frankivsk.
Tino Zeiske, who previously held the position of Global Director for Talent Management and Recruitment at Metro AG (headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany), has been appointed new CEO of METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine.
Olivier Langlet, who has held the post of CEO at METRO Cash and Carry Ukraine, since April 2019, has been appointed CEO of MAKRO Cash & Carry (the Czech Republic) within Metro AG, it said.
METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine was founded in 2003. It consists of 23 METRO shopping centers in the largest cities of Ukraine, namely Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Poltava, Lviv, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Kryvy Rih, Mariupol, Zaporizhia, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Odesa and Mykolaiv, and also two wholesale outlets in Ternopil and Lutsk.

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SPANISH-BASED INDITEX TO LAUNCH ONLINE ZARA STORE IN UKRAINE

Spanish-based Inditex SA, one of the world’s largest clothing retailers, plans to launch online sales of the Zara brand in Ukraine in the fall-winter of 2019, the company said in its report for the first fiscal quarter of 2019 (February 1 – May 30).
“Inditex continues to expand its global, fully integrated store and online platform. Inditex remains very active in differentiating its store database … During the autumn-winter campaign, Zara will launch an online store in South Africa, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Colombia, the Philippines, and Ukraine,” the report says.
As of the end of 2018, nine Zara stores and two Zara Home stores were operating in Ukraine.
Overall, Inditex Group consisted of 65 stores in Ukraine, in particular, such brands as Pull & Bear (14), Massimo Dutti (6), Bershka (14), Stradivarius (12), Oysho (7), and Uterqüe (1).
According to the company’s report, its pretax profit in Ukraine in 2018 amounted to EUR28 million.
Inditex Group has been operating in Ukraine since 2008

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DELIVERING COMPANY NOVA POSHTA RESUMES COOPERATION WITH U.S. ONLINE STORE IHERB

Nova Poshta International, part of Nova Poshta, has resumed delivery from the online retailer of cosmetics and perfumery iHerb (the United States), according to the company’s website. Clients of the company will be able to pick up their orders in the offices of Nova Poshta, in automated parcel terminals, or choose courier delivery. The delivery time is 7-10 days.
To order delivery via Nova Poshta International on the iHerb website, you need to select the option with the Nova Poshta International or Boxberry logo (the partner of Nova Poshta International) in the Delivery tab page.
“Customers have repeatedly asked us and wrote in iHerb proposals to return delivery of Nova Poshta International. We did everything possible so that every citizen of our country could again conveniently and quickly receive their orders,” Yuriy Benevytsky, the director of Nova Poshta International, said.

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