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Russian Grocers Feel Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown

  • 10 Apr 11:43

The lockdown imposed over the coronavirus outbreak has caused a significant drop in customer traffic at Russian grocery stores,Vedomostireports citing Sergei Belyakov from the Retail Companies Association (ACORT). According to him, the number of customers at convenience stores fell by 20-30% between March 30 and April 5, compared to the week of March 16-22, when the demand for goods with long shelf lives, hygiene items and toilet paper was sky-high. The situation is similar in hypermarkets, where customer traffic has plummeted by 40-60%. Customers don’t have detailed information about the rules of shopping during the lockdown, they don’t know whether they. Read more...