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Mixed news for Dixy in FY, Q1 updates

Russian retailer Dixy has reported both its full-year financial results today and a sales update for the first quarter of 2013 - and the pic...

Russian retailer Magnit looks to retain top spot

Russian retail colossus Magnit has overtaken X5 Retail Group to become the country's largest by sales. While anticipated, speculation is now...

Russia's X5 struggles to deliver on objectives

X5 Retail Group has had a turbulent year. Management changes and a significant strategic shift that has sidelined the importance of M&A to t...

X5 CEO Gusev's departure raises concerns

News that Andrei Gusev will stand down as X5 Retail Group chief executive caused shares in the Russian retailer to sink to a 52-week low on...

Latest Interviews

Focus: Russian retailer Dixy's prudent expansion 18 Mar 2013

Katy Askew

Dixy significantly beefed up its presence in Russia's food retail sector when it acquired local peer Victoria Group two years ago. While the company still has its foot on the throttle, with some ambitious plans to expand over the next three years, Dixy's attention has now turned to a lower-capital intensive organic growth phase. Katy Askew spoke to Dixy's head of investor relations Natalya Belyavskaya to find out more.


The ten most-read interviews on just-food in 2012 18 Dec 2012

Dean Best

just-food's interviews with senior executives in the international food sector provide exclusive insight into how the leading lights in the industry deal with the challenges and embrace the opportunities in front of them. This year, the most-read interviews on just-food included one-on-ones with companies from General Mills and Heinz to Russian retail giant Magnit to the UK government minister responsible for food policy.

Latest News

Profits up at Russian retailer Magnit 22 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Russian retailer Magnit has reported higher first-quarter earnings.


Russian retailer X5 sees LFL sales accelerate 11 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Russian retailer X5 Retail Group has reported a 6% rise in like-for-like sales for the first quarter of 2014, a faster rate of growth than seen in 2013.


Russian retailer Magnit books 7% in Q1 LFLs 10 Apr 2014

Dean Best

Russian retailer Magnit saw like-for-like sales rise over 7% in the first quarter of 2014, it said today (10 April).


Magnit full-year earnings rise on sales, margins 27 Jan 2014

Katy Askew

Russian retailer Magnit reported an increase in operating profit for fiscal 2013, boosted by higher sales and stronger margins.


X5 drives turnaround despite "ebbing" confidence 23 Jan 2014

Katy Askew

Russian retailer X5 Retail Group has said that it will push ahead with plans to improve its performance in 2014 in the face of what it described as "ebbing" consumer confidence in the country.

Latest blogs

And so I bid farewell 29 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

Sachin Tendulkar isn't alone in bidding farewell to colleagues as, today, I enter into my final few hours as news editor for just-food.

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