Rieker
Intertop Russia
10.07.2012 3783

Intertop Russia

Intertop, the largest shoe retail operator in Ukraine, enters the Russian market. As it became known, the company already has a representative office in the country, and by the end of the year it expects to open the first five stores there. The Russian market is several times larger than the Ukrainian one, and, unlike the latter, shows sales growth. However, in Russia, “Intertop” is deprived of one of the advantages that it has in its home market - exclusive rights to sell shoes under the Ecco and Geox brands, market participants say.

A source at MTI (operated by Intertop) told about the plans of the Intertop network regarding entering Russia on condition of anonymity. According to the interlocutor, a representative office of the company is already operating in Russia. MTI Group President Vladimir Tsoi confirmed that the company has plans for development in Russia. “But we will not comment on them before the opening of the first stores,” he said.

By the end of the year, Intertop plans to open five stores in Russia, said Alexandra Chirkayeva, deputy director of the retail space department of the consulting company Jones Lang LaSalle (searches for space for the company) in Russia. Intertop is now actively looking for retail space. And not only in Moscow, but also in the regions, such as Krasnodar. The company is interested in renting shops with an area of ​​450-600 sq. m (about the same Ukrainian stores have) in shopping centers, ”she added. The Russian office of Colliers International is also looking for space for Intertop. “They have ambitious plans - the company expects to build a network in Russia comparable in size to their business in Ukraine,” said Galina Maliborskaya, director of the retail real estate department at Colliers in Russia.

In Ukraine, MTI is already a leader in footwear retail, says Dmitry Ermolenko, co-owner of the Maratex chain (develops OVS, Esprit, Aldo, River Island networks in Ukraine and Russia). The company has been operating in the footwear market since 1993 and unites more than 250 stores under the signs of Intertop, Kidditop, Plato, Ecco, Geox, Clarks, Marc O`Polo, Timberland, Vagabond, Skechers, Camper, Braska and others. Intertop is well represented in Kiev and regional centers. It is unprofitable to enter the regional markets of Ukraine in the current conditions, ”said Mr. Ermolenko.

Entering Russia is the right decision of the company, the footwear market there is several times larger in volume than the Ukrainian one, and it is recovering faster after the crisis, says Dmitry Ermolenko. According to his estimates, in the first half of the year, the growth in sales in the footwear market of the Russian Federation did not exceed 6% on average compared to the first half of 2011, and by the end of the year, as the research company Euromonitor International predicts, the growth should be 17%, to $ 25,5 billion. In Ukraine, the market capacity is estimated much more modestly - $ 1,78 billion in 2010 (Euromonitor did not make a forecast for this year). “In Ukraine, depending on the segment, sales in the first half of the year did not grow or even fell by 5%,” the expert clarifies.

However, in Russia, Intertop is deprived of one of its advantages, which it enjoys in its home market. The company's strong position in the Ukrainian market was ensured, in particular, by exclusive contracts for the sale of footwear from Ecco, Geox and others, explains Andrey Makarov, deputy general director of the Ultra chain of stores. In Russia, the rights to sell Ecco footwear, in particular, are now held by the EKKO-ROS company. Now the chain has 185 stores. The newspaper "Kommersant" writes about this.

Intertop, the largest shoe retail operator in Ukraine, enters the Russian market. As it became known, the company already has a representative office in the country, and by the end of the year it expects to open there ...
5
1
Rating
Euro Shoes Exhibition

Latest News

Unique Marsèll and Suicoke collaboration presented at Leform in Moscow

Italian and Japanese footwear brands Marsèll and Suicoke have teamed up to launch a colorful capsule collection of unisex sandals with an avant-garde style this spring. The release of the collaboration of two bright brands was released on April 14. Currently…
20.05.2022 113

In the next six months, shoe prices may increase by 8,4%

The World Footwear Business Conditions Survey expects shoe prices to increase over the next six months, according to Worldfootwear.com Europe is expected to rise the most (9,8%). In North America, inflation will be about...
20.05.2022 106

India increased exports of leather and leather products by 33%

In India, revenue from exports of leather and leather products for the eleven months of the financial year (April 2021 to February 2022) increased by 33,07% compared to the same period a year earlier. The prevailing share in the volume…
19.05.2022 113

Nike x Jacquemus Collaboration Released

Nike is celebrating its XNUMXth anniversary with a collaboration with French fashion brand Jacquemus. In addition to women's sportswear, which will be part of the collection, it will also feature a reimagined by French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus…
19.05.2022 240

Clarks went to the metaverse too

Following Fly London and a number of other fashion brands, the British footwear brand Clarks launched the Cicaverse gaming space on the global gaming platform Roblox, in honor of the release of a children's sneaker model…
19.05.2022 169
When you sign up, you will receive weekly news and articles about the shoe business on your e-mail.

To the beginning