Предприниматель | Информационно-аналитический журнал - Part 57

IT market growth of notebook sales marked

One of the main trends of the past year to Ukrainian IT market is growing personal computer market by 10%, continued to increase growth in the notebook PC market share overall and a surge of sales in the corporate sector (mainly in the fourth quarter). This was announced at a press conference, Anatoly Baluk, head of the company “Diavest”, which was devoted to the results of 2010 in the IT industry.

Baluk also noted that in general the share of laptops has grown to nearly 73% in units, in the money rate has reached even greater heights.

Shopping “Diavest” said Baluk, a trend increase in the cost of laptops compared to conventional PCs. If the average laptop costs 6700 USD, it’s a PC with a monitor – 5000 UAH. The most popular brand notebook was Acer, increased sales of laptops under the brand name “Lenovo” and “Sony”.

News from the market, it is the most high-profile bankruptcy of several major players and new branded “Moyo” and “paved”.

Retail expansion slowed in 2010: study

In 2010, food operators (FMCG), operating on Ukrainian territory, again reduced the number of open stores, compared with 2009. Also increased the number of stores that were closed. This is according to research consultancy “GT Partners Ukraine”.

In 2010, food operators (FMCG), operating on the territory of Ukraine, opened about 245 new stores (excluding stores, who replaced the sign as a result of transactions for acquisitions). Compared with 2009 the number of open stores has decreased by 5.

The downward trend has been going on since 2007. So, in 2007, it opened 455 new stores in 2008 they became 430, and in 2009 – 250 (See Figure 1).

Figure 1. The dynamics of open FMCG stores in Ukraine, 2007-2010,

Figure 1. The dynamics of open FMCG stores in Ukraine, 2007-2010,

Figure 1. The dynamics of open FMCG stores in Ukraine, 2007-2010,

data “GT Partners Ukraine”

Important is the fact, the researchers note that in 2010 Ukraine was closed network retailers about 100 stores (excluding outlets are switched to other owners). For comparison, in 2009, was closed 89 stores.

What is characteristic of about 75 food retailers operating in our country today, in 2010, managed to increase the number of its stores 36 companies (in 2009 the figure was 32 ​​companies). Eight commercial operators had to reduce the number of its outlets.

In 2010, some networks have ceased to exist as a result of the purchase of these stores by other retailers (“Rovex”, “YUSI”).

As a year earlier, the undisputed leader in the number of open stores in 2010, was the company “ATB-Market” (Dnepropetrovsk) (see Table 1). Over the past year, the network 71 discounters enriched outlet.

Table 1. The top 10 food retailers in Ukraine by number of outlets, 2010

The top 10 food retailers in Ukraine by number of outlets, 2010

The top 10 food retailers in Ukraine by number of outlets, 2010

data “GT Partners Ukraine”

For many years the main rival network “ATB” in pursuit of a number of stores continues to be a company “Fozzy Group” (Kiev), developing a network of supermarkets “Silpo” convenience stores “Handicap” and hypermarkets “Fozzy”. For the full year 2010, this retailer has opened 38 new trading platforms.

Interestingly, the top ten FMCG retailers in Ukraine by number of stores remained unchanged compared with 2009.

Meanwhile, the company “Ukrainian Retail” (network of shops “Brusnitsya”) for the first time in its history came in the Top-5 ranking. Due to active expansion to the east of Ukraine, the retailer opened in 2010, 23 new outlets. Thus, the “Ukrainian Retail” ousted from fourth place western Ukrainian operator “Pakko Holding.”

The top ten rankings for the first time joined a network of “Periwinkle” (Lviv). Thanks to the purchase of company’s stores “Rovex” (Ternopil), it increased the number nearly doubled its sites in 2010.

Regional covering the undisputed leader in Ukraine among retailers is “Fozzy Group”, which stores operating in 23 regions of Ukraine and in Crimea. In the 21 regions there are supermarkets “Buffet table” (Kiev). In general, at the end of 2010, Ukraine had 12 national grocery retailer – “ATB-Market”, “Fozzy Group”, “Cocktail,” “Quiza Trade”, “Eurotech”, “EKO-market”, “Our Land” “Spar”, “Metro Cash & Carry”, “Land”, “Billa” and “Novus”.

Igor Ponomarev: Foreign cars will not get cheaper

Ponomarev: cheaper foreign cars are not

Igor Ponomarev, Chairman of the Board of Directors dealership GENSER – this is one of the largest companies trading in cars in Russia, as well as dedicated service. Sells such brands as Nissan, Ford, Infiniti, Cadillac, Saab, Chevrolet and other brands yet. Unfortunately in early 2010, Igor has died after a long battle with illness. This was his last public appearance.

Slipenchuk: I do not like the word “problem”

Slipenchuk: I do not like the word “problem”

Michael Slipenchuk, head of the company “Metropol” talks about the crisis of ’98, personal bankruptcy and the subsequent formation.

10 most interesting novelties of the Paris Motor Show

On Wednesday at the exposition center at Porte de Versailles started Paris Motor Show – one of the major events in the world of cars along similar exhibitions in Frankfurt and Detroit. Paris surpasses the competition at least historically: it was here in 1898 was the world’s first car show. Then, however, he was treated skeptically: opening the first showroom French President Felix Faure defiantly left the show in horse-drawn carriage.

But now at the Paris Salon in experimental development related to the special attention: a lot of space for exhibition stands “green” and other advanced avtotehnologiyam. At this time there even posted a test track for electric cars. Engineers, whose share fell out earlier presentations of electric vehicles, now crowding marketers, as several notable models with electric motors will soon go into mass market.

Many manufacturers are experimenting with hybrid engines, and cars with conventional engines surprises: for example, the exhibition presents them 3-door Range Rover Evoque powered by an unusually small size, but surprisingly efficient and environmentally friendly. In the range of Evoque enabled version with front-wheel drive.

In Paris, always a lot of world premieres. We talks about the most interesting of them.

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque

Evoque the summer show at the private party on the outskirts of London, but the official public debut was held at the exhibition in Paris. It is surprising that the appearance of the final version differs little from two years ago demonstrated the concept of LRX: bold body lines, narrow headlights.

In addition to the avant-garde, by the standards with respect to the conservative brand, design, Evoque will be the most cost-effective, easy and environmentally friendly model in the line Range Rover. Inside the 3-door body styles – diesel turbo 2.2-liter volume capacity of either 190 or 150 horsepower. According to engineers, the emission of air pollutants in the last configuration does not exceed 145 g / km. There is a 2-liter version with a capacity of 240 liters. with. It may seem that the company has been a revolution: the engines of more word. The point, however, that the Range Rover Evoque, despite its name, is actually much closer to the smallest in the range of the car Freelander, than the flagship Range Rover. Actually, on a platform built Evoque Freelander.

The British followed the global trend to reduce fuel consumption and range included in the version with front-wheel drive. Sales Range Rover will start fresh in the summer of 2011, and by the winter market will Evoque with five-door body. Expected price in Europe – just over £ 30 000.

Citroen Lacoste С1

Citroen Lacoste С1

Citroen Lacoste С1

To create this concept Citroen has teamed up with fashion brand clothing Lacoste. The result of the creative union was an amazing car with no doors. There is no roof and – at least in the conventional sense. Natural habitat of this unique hybrid golf car and desert buggies seem to be areas with minimal rainfall, but the designers have left completely defenseless passengers: during the rain from the upper rungs of the vehicle leaves a special umbrella.

Citroen Lacoste went fairly compact. Vehicle length -3.5 m, width – 1,8 meters, and height – just over five feet. Inside the body is hidden comic three-cylinder engine. Other details of the Paris Motor Show visitors can learn only after the official presentation. Add that to the title although the concept of producers and added, “C1” diligently seek it hints at the look of the next line of the French small car’s still not worth it.

BMW X3 2011

BMW X3 2011

BMW X3 2011

The new X3 appears slightly corrected copy of its predecessor. Designers do not have to change anything radically new form of confining the light of headlamps and straightening the tail section. In the crossover length of 4.64 meters, width – 1.88 meters in height – 1.66 meters.

At first, the X3 will have two main options for “stuffing»: X3 xDrive20d and X3 xDrive35i. xDrive20d suggests four-cylinder diesel engine and the volume of two liters capacity of 182 liters. with. Thanks to the Stop-Start harmful emissions into the air at the level of 149 g / km. Fuel consumption – 5.6 liters per hundred.

xDrive35i less attentive to the environment and less economical. There petrol six-cylinder engine capacity of 306 liters. with. who will drive the crossover to “hundreds” of just 5.7 sec. Consumption of a bit more – 8.8 liters per 100 kilometers.

X3 will gather in the U.S., and the first European customers will be able to buy a car at the end of November. Price novelty has not yet announced, but it is expected that it will start at $ 60 000.

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT

At first glance, the new generation of Continental GT is not too different from the previous version released in 2003. However, this feeling is deceptive: the design of body panels was redesigned, and they are made by unique technology, the flow of hot air. The headlights and side mirrors Continental borrowed from late-model Bentley Mulsanne.

Changed and the technical configuration: in addition to the 12-cylinder engine with 567 hp. with., which he acquired by inheritance from its predecessor, Continental will receive fresh and brand new four-liter engine V8, specially developed in conjunction with Bentley Audi. It is expected that the engine will reduce emissions by 40%.

The official price of the car has not yet announced, but will likely be updated Continental in the price range of its predecessor, that is in the range of € 120 000-130 000. The exact date of start of sales is still unknown.

Mini Scooter E

Mini Scooter E

Mini Scooter E

Under the brand name came to Paris Mini Scooter with unpretentious name Scooter E, where the letter «E» means “electric”: the unit should be charged from the outlet. Scooter will reach speeds of up to 100 km / h and have a reserve of almost a hundred kilometers. The driver is not required nor is rapidly leaving the key in the past, not even a stick: the scooter owner learns on his iPhone or any other smartphone.

While in nature, there are three variants of the concept. At the same time in the French capital will show only single and double Mini E. Another modification will present later in London.

By the way, his vision of “green” guests of the Paris Motor Show scooters and introduces Smart. The most interesting thing that Smart could think of nothing better than to call his scooter E-Scooter. However, if the mass launch of Mini Scooter E still remains in question, the E-Scooter by Smart are going to put into production in the near future.

E-Scooter and will depend entirely on your smartphone. The latter stuck to a special connector on the front and not limited to the role of ignition key, will display speed, battery charge and much more.

Porsche 911 Speedster

Porsche 911 Speedster

Porsche 911 Speedster

The German company has brought to Paris a modern reincarnation of the legendary one of its models, Speedster 356, issued in the mid-1950s. Porsche 911 Speedster, like its predecessor, has a two-door body with an open top. The car will be a “base color” – blue. Of course, there are other colors.

If the designers had a task to keep the charism of the last century, engineers have solved the opposite problem. During the performance characteristics meet new 3.8-liter engine to 408 hp. with. that will allow the car to accelerate to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds. 911 Speedster is equipped with a seven-speed robotic gearbox and ceramic brakes.

Exclusive sports car will sell in Germany for around Christmas, and in England – just after New Year. Circulation Speedster is very limited: in memory of the original will be released only 356 copies. Price starts from € 200 000.

Hyundai ix20

Hyundai ix20

Hyundai ix20

Even the day before the opening of the exhibition of information is extremely scarce ix20: Hyundai circulated a few photographs, of which, however, it is clear that novelty is not very different from Kia Venga. At Hyundai, however, say that the appearance of a new MVP unique and entirely developed in a design studio in the German town of Rüsselsheim.

Technical details on the model Koreans have not yet reported. However, if ix20 will continue to follow the analogy with the Kia, kompaktven can be expected in two petrol variants – a 90-horsepower 1.4 liter and 1.6-liter capacity of 125 liters. with, as well as a 1.4 liter diesel.

Ix20 will appear in the markets of the Old World in November. Price will be approximately € 15 from € 25 000 to 000.

Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

For many people, Paris Motor Show will be the first and last opportunity to see live Aperta. The fact that all 80 copies of the 599 GTO convertibles were sold during the presentation of a closed long before the official debut in Paris. Exclusive edition was completed by the 80th anniversary of the famous studio Pininfarina.

Six-liter V12 engine capacity of 670 liters. to be car accelerates to 100 km in about 3.5 seconds – more on this will be discussed at the presentation.

Information about the cost of no particular importance, since it is impossible to get Aperta, but the record at this point for serial Ferrari price tag is not a secret: the machine costs between € 400 000.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 2011

Mercedes-Benz CLS 2011

Mercedes-Benz CLS 2011

In appearance much like the updated CLS concept wagon Shooting Break, Mercedes brought to the exhibition in Beijing. Compared to its predecessor, CLS became larger and sharper relief the body and at the same time refined. In place and has already become a traditional grille with a single edge. Lights – LED.

Initially will be available multiple configurations. These are two versions of diesel engines – four-and six-cylinder 250 CDI 350 CDI capacity of 205 and 265 horsepower respectively, and six-cylinder petrol CLS 350 Blue Efficiency in 306 liters. with. that is designed for models with four-wheel drive.

European markets with CLS is expected next January. In the least expensive configuration, it will cost roughly € 60 000. Version with 408-horsepower V8 will go on sale until April, and has not yet received a price tag.

Lotus Elite

Lotus Elite

Lotus Elite

At the Paris Motor Show, many were waiting for the revival of the cult sports car Lotus Esprit, but the British producer entered unexpectedly. In the French capital the company has brought new Evora and conceptual Elite. The British have released Elite in the middle of last century. Now Lotus hopes that popular in the last line will return their lost ground – the automaker makes a loss for several consecutive years.

Promise that the Elite will be equipped with five-liter V-shaped “eight”, borrowed from Lexus ISF, a capacity of about 600 horsepower. Accelerated up to “hundreds” of sports car weighing just over one and a half tons will be in 3.5 seconds and its top speed will be 315 kilometers per hour. There is a little quieter version – hybrid car with two electric motors.

In the salons of Elite will not before 2014, but Lotus has already described the approximate cost – £ 140 000.

12 best collections of sweaters

Recently, prominent climate scientists are increasingly there is talk, which essentially boils down to that in the European part of Russia in the near future will clearly stand out only two seasons – hot and cold. Argued that the transition between them will be virtually unnoticeable, and yesterday’s heat and the sun was already the next day turn into clouds and sleet.

This year seems to have happened that way. Warm Mushroom and Indian summer, lasted almost until the middle of October, at one point was replaced by dank autumn. Especially for those who were not ready for it,offers several brands of clothes, in which collections can be found the best sweater this season.

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End of aristocratic debauchery

Our compatriots first appeared in a Milan fashion Mecca of luxury and mid-1990s and soon made a revolution in the minds of local merchants. “Purchasing power of these people was stunning! – Says the director of a jewelry store on Via Montenapoleone, – I once at a time to knock out a check for (then went to the expense of the lyre), corresponding to today’s € 350 000. ”

Previously, buyers from Russia, the money simply did not believe, moreover, it seemed, wanted to spend as much as possible and buy the most expensive. So that the local owners of boutiques and fast bearings have to hire Russian-speaking salespeople for communicating with a difficult customer. In this case, the consensus view montenapoleonovskih merchants, particularly refined taste, these buyers are also no different: basically they were interested in big name brands with the (primarily Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli), and most importantly – the things that it was impossible not to notice . Before “The Discreet Charm of the bourgeoisie” was far away.

But over time, and tastes, and habits of Russian regulars Milan fashion quadrilateral formed by the streets of Via Montenapoleone, Via Borgospesso, Via della Spiga and Via Sant’Adrea, gradually changed, and the beginning of the global crisis they have firmly taken the situation there is permanent VIP-persons. “Many have become regular customers, came at the time the next collection to be the first to get the latest news, happy to go to the boutiques, looking not just something expensive and brand, and a stylish, appropriate to their individual style,” – says the president of the Association Via Montenapoleone Guglielmo Mian.

Naturally, these clients were a real barometer of economic well-being and in every way holili, cherished and nurtured. However, the financial crisis has not bypassed this contingent, and many regulars just do not come on a regular shopping. “Of course, the Russian suffered much less than Americans or Europeans – personal shopper says Marina S. – Although some of my regular customers were those who lost more than a week € 50 000, yet they were very wealthy. Yet with their Montenapoleone as the wind blew. People began to think about where the money went. Previously, this just did not happen! ”

Fortunately for local merchants, the Russian crisis did not last so long, and in 2010 returned to the Russian amicably Montenapoleone and the neighborhood: According to the already mentioned association, the number of purchases for the first 9 months, 24% more than their number in 2009. In general, clients from Russia amounted to about 17% of all buyers, but to the 2007 level, according to Guglielmo Mian, far away. However, shock therapy, the crisis has not passed without leaving a trace, and buyers become less wasteful: the average cost of a one-time purchases remained at the level of crisis in 2009, little more than € 1000 (these data were obtained by the Association Via Montenapoleone in research conducted with the participation of companies and Premier Tax Free Global Blue) .

But not only in quantitative terms, manifests the difference between pre-and post-crisis clients. Changed their approach to the selection of brands and individual items. “Earlier it seemed that the Russian are not buying as much for themselves as to show others what they have recently shifted to personal taste – says Mian. – Steel in demand brands that are not too well known to the masses, but give a guarantee of exclusive quality: Pedrazzoni, Bucellati, Lorenzi, Sabbadini and – do not consider a lack of modesty! – My brand Larusmiani. In this lady, of course, more prone to emotional purchases and vending for a fur coat or necklaces are ready without hesitation to lay out more than a dozen of thousands, but men can in search of the right things around is not a store, not yet fully convinced of the correctness of his choice. ”

Pietro Dzangrandi, director of the boutique jewelry brand Rosato, admits: “Several years ago we buyers from Russia just did not look, because our brand is interesting for its design, original shapes and colors and quite democratic prices on. And recently, Russian began to show interest in us! ”

In other words, the crisis has taught regulars Via Montenapoleone in Russia to spend money carefully, and the Milanese businessmen showed that the Russian clients should be treated in new ways: to replace the brand-oriented came to value-oriented buyers, which is not enough to offer the popular brand – they have to convince that the purchased item is beautiful, exclusive, prestigious, and most importantly, qualitative. After all, these days offer truly limitless: from the boutiques of the same brand in Moscow, albeit much more expensive to cheaper suburban outlets, has long cultivated a thrifty fellow, where today’s customers Montenapoleone is not considered shameful to look sometimes.

Author: Pasqualino di Marineo Marquis

Sobchak: I take absolutely naked

Sobchak: I take absolutely naked

In an interview with Oleg Tinkoff and Oleg Anisimov Ksenia Sobchak share the financial side of their activities and how much it is worth all the brand name “Ksenia Sobchak”.

David Yakobashvili: “We have long pondered”

Recently, an international brand in the field of food company PepsiCo announced a 66% stake in purchasing one of the largest producers of dairy products and juices, “Wimm-Bill-Dann.” Stake of 66% was estimated at $ 3.8 billion, and total capitalization of IAP is estimated at $ 5.4 billion sale of the News “Wimm-Bill-Dann” rocked the stock market, resulting in the company’s shares soared by 40%. The transaction occurred literally and instantly became a surprise to the market for a long time claimed for the purchase of French giant Danone, but this year the French have chosen a different path, they have formed a joint venture with a major competitor, “Wimm-Bill-Dann” – by “Unimilk.”

Forbes spoke of the largest in the history of Russian consumer market transaction with a member of the board of directors and co-owner of “Wimm-Bill-Dann» David Yakobashvili .

– How long was preparing this deal?

– Very quickly, just two or three weeks. Pepsi had shown great interest.

– That is, they come at you with an offer to sell “Wimm-Bill-Dann»?

– Yes, and we briefly contemplated. This is an offer that was impossible to refuse! Estimate of $ 5.4 billion – a big premium to the market price of shares in ADR is roughly 35%, while for ordinary shares generally about 80%

– All private shareholders “Wimm-Bill-Dann” decided to sell their shares?

– Yes, we all sell out. Even a little sad, after all we created this company, it is for us as a grown child. On the other hand, the sale of shares of a leader can be considered successful completion of any business enterprise.

– How to spend the funds?

– Yes I have a lot of things, you know. That’s even a museum samoigrayuschego tools dostroyu finally, his collection will be replenished. Property at us, “Promuglesbyt” many things.

– Maybe some new venture will begin with the other shareholders “Wimm-Bill-Dann»?

– Yes, there are new ideas. Here are denser peat think to do, it’s the perfect clean fuel.

IAP Company was founded in 1992 and is now the largest Russian producer of dairy products and one of the largest producers of juice . In Russia and CIS countries, the company owns 38 companies, the state – 16 000. best known dairy brands, “Little House in the village,” “Miracle,” “Imunele”, “Happy Milkman”. best-known juice brands: «J7», «Favourite Garden”, “100% Gold». Revenues from June 2009 to June 2010 was $ 2.4 billion

The acquisition of IAP was the largest in the Russian consumer market. Interestingly, the previous largest deal also made PepsiCo, having bought in 2008 75% of the juice plant “Lebedyansky” for $ 1.4 billion PepsiCo bought everything not in free circulation shares of WBD. Their owners were the main founders Dmitry Dubinin, Sergei Plastinin, Yushvaev Gabriel and David Yakobashvili.

In 2010, some Ukrainian providers were on the verge of negative profitability

Almost a third of the adult population of Ukraine are now Internet users.

In 2010, according to providers, the price of Internet access noticeably subsided: in the III quarter prices of some companies dropped to a level of profitability. The editors asked the network provider, as prices change, “on line” in the new year.

Note: Data on the market

According to “iKS Consulting”, at the end of III quarter 2010, the total number of broadband subscribers (individual and corporate) in Ukraine was about 3.35 million, of which 2.87 million – home users.

The top ten providers of “fast” Internet in Ukraine include:

Company/Network The subscriber base, thousand
“Ukrtelekom” 1 048
“Volya” 420,5
“Kyivstar”, including URS, and “Golden Telecom” 226,2
“Vega” 122
“Triolan” 120
“Tenet” 63,2
“Freenet” 52,3
“Airbites” 51
“DataGroup” 43,8
“IPNet” 36,2
“Fregat” 35,1

According to “iKS Consulting”

2010 prices sagged

“Thanks,” including small local area networks and small service providers, in 2010, ARPU for the segment of high-speed Internet noticeably “dipped” (about 10% by some estimates). According to the president of “Freedom” by Sergey Boyko, in II quarter according to the “iKS Consulting” in the market average, the figure was around 60 USD. per month, and now it is 52-53 UAH. “Revenue per subscriber decreased by UAH 7. But it’s more than 10% fall in little more than a quarter,” – reported previously president of “Freedom.”

As explained by S. Boyko, on the one hand, Internet access – a growing market, with another – a highly competitive and this competition is often a manifestation of his dumping strategy. Their use of the company, which first entered the market domestic Internet, or vice versa – with him gone. “Dumping starts a chain reaction: the other competitors are looking at the most advantageous from the viewpoint of the customer at the price of the offer and try to do everything possible to find all the resources to meet him. And decreases the average level of market supply. In August and September we saw the most dangerous trend: in the III quarter of a quotation for the service, Internet access is already approaching a negative return, “- said the head of” Freedom. ”

2011: Next nowhere

The next year, according to some experts, the precipitous drop in prices will stop, because “there’s nowhere further.” “In 2011, prices for broadband Internet access for home users have to fall will not be for a maximum of 5-10%, because no economic sense in that no longer exists, and the financial strength of most of the ISP on this is not enough” – the director Business Development Telecom Group “Vega” Konstantin Kolesov.

According to him, in areas of high competition, more technically and financially prepared providers will try to give more services for the same money (higher speed, IPTV, other paid services), and at least prepared to lose share and will try to sell his business.
In addition, both predict providers, prices may even rise, as there is currently on the market is composed of broadband is not very favorable situation for growth: there is potential to further increase penetration, but no data is economically attractive for new investors to investprivlekatelnost, in particular, affects low ARPU.