Fozzy Group ready to remove Russian goods from shelves if there is no demand for them
Fozzy Group (Kyiv) is ready to remove Russian products from its range of goods on the shelves if there is no demand for them.
"We have few Russian brands in the country, but there are goods of famous international companies which are present in Ukraine, but the products are made on the territory of Russia. They are not Russian brands in the traditional interpretation, as the production facilities of such corporations are located all over the world. These foods are bought by people in all regions. If Ukrainians stop buying such products, we guarantee that we'll remove them from our range of goods," reads a posting on the group's Web site.
The company said that goods of Russian producers on the shelves of the group's shops usually do not have analogs in Ukraine or are of great demand among Ukrainians.
Fozzy Group has been working in Ukraine since 1997. The group includes Silpo supermarkets, Le Silpo premium format stores, Fora and Bumi convenience stores, Fozzy hypermarkets, Bila Romashka pharmaceutical supermarkets, the Bud Zdorov pharmacy chain, and the ringoo personal electronics chain.
Fozzy Group as of March 4, 2014 united 450 retail outlets in the food retail area: 248 Silpo supermarkets, nine Fozzy Cash&Carry hypermarkets and 192 Fora convenience stores. The total goods turnover of the three chains in 2012 grew by almost 25%, to over UAH 26.3 billion.
Its production division is represented by the Nizhyn canning factory and the Varto poultry farm. Fozzy Group's restaurant business in Kyiv consists of the following restaurants: U Khromoho Pola (Lame Paul's), Staromacek, Divan (formerly Prad-A-Café), U Golema, Charka, Kruzhek and Gachek, Slaviansky Dvor, La Bodeguita del Medio, Mi Piache, Tatami and Karluv Most.