during the Federal restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, the Russian consumers often make purchases in stores, located in the house, and mini marts. It follows from the data for the period from 29 March to 11 may, published “the First CRF”.
According to the statement, the decline in the average daily turnover in these retail formats 25.8 and 27.4%, respectively, whereas the turnover of the supermarkets over the same period decreased by 36.6%, hypermarkets – 36.5%.
“In the second half of may (after the lifting of Federal restrictions – Approx. “RG”), turnover of food retailers began to gradually increase compared with the period of Federal restrictions, but their level is still far from the values of February-March 2020. Less all as a result of the pandemic lost channels “minimarkets” and “convenience stores” – buyers was convenient to shop at nearby stores, not specifically to go for food”, – stated in the explanatory note to the published data.
it is Also noted that after the lifting of Federal restrictions in the terms of the conservation of the regional fastest rebounding average daily turnover in the hypermarket format.
For comparison, during the period of Federal restrictions, the least affected services were the relationship (the decline in the average daily turnover 7%), construction (26%), transportation (37%) and education (39%). The most affected include the tourism, where the fall of this indicator was 90%, services beauty (83%), medicine (60%), leasing and banking services (57%), advertising (52%).