According to data provided by the Ministry of Trade, Food and Services of the Sverdlovsk Region, there are 22 000 retail outlets operating in the region. Amid growing commodity circulation, the availability of retail space in Yekaterinburg itself is 1000 sq. meters on 1000 residents, and in the area only 650 square. meters on xnumx inhabitants. This fact is logical and has many analogues throughout the Russian Federation - many retail chains strive to open their retail outlets in regional capitals and cities with over one million people, while underestimating the potential of smaller regional cities.
The development of network retail in the region is hampered by a shortage of high-quality retail space. Compared with Yekaterinburg, the market for regional cities is developing much more slowly.
“With regard to the requirements for commercial premises, the main ones are the location in the area with a high population density, high transport and visual accessibility. If we are talking about location in shopping centers or complexes, then these should be high-quality modern facilities - preferably, one owner, the presence of a management company and a unified policy for the development of the facility. If this is a large format, customers often express their wishes regarding warehouse space either on the territory of the retail facility or in the area of acceptable transport accessibility, ”said Olga Starkova, specialist in the commercial real estate department of the Capital real estate group.
In the plans of the development department of the Ministry of Trade of the Sverdlovsk Region, the priority is to bring the indicator for the region to 670 sq. meters per inhabitant. According to experts from the Capital real estate group, today retailers are most interested in such cities as Nizhny Tagil, Kamensk-Uralsky, Pervouralsk, Serov, Asbest. This was reported by shopandmall.ru site.