The impact of the pandemic and the inevitable need for savings is making the hard discounter format more and more popular with the Russian consumers. Following the European expansion, hard discounters are also increasing their presence in Russia.
A flagship pop-up store of Latvian ice cream Ekselence brand was opened on August 28 this year, in Shanghai, in New World Dai Maru shopping mall. This event was supported by Shanghai government and by Bright Food (Group), the biggest Chinese food holding. Flagship store concept developed by Mildberry has become the first stage of the large scale project on the China market for Food Union company, one of the leading food producer in the Baltics.
For one of the Ural’s largest banks, Ural Bank for Reconstruction and Development (UBRD), rebranding became a necessary phase in its general development strategy. Shifting from corporate clients to consumer banking, expanding the network of branches and range of services (including innovative ones) and doubling the number of clients—all of these tasks demanded a radical facelift for the bank.
This case was supposed to appear a year and a half ago, but it did not appear, because a few months after its launch, owing to the political crisis, the project had lost investment and ceased to exist. In summer 2016, its creator and chief ideologist, Sergey Vykhodtsev, died. In memory of the famous Russian entrepreneur and our long-time partner, we have decided to tell about the most ambitious and, probably, the most inspiring project in his career – Indigo Duty Free.
The Hoff project started with an Austrian chain brand of furniture and household KIKA product supermarkets, which was well known in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Israel. The unique business-model encompassing the supply of quality furniture and household products from numerous companies emerged a few years ago in Russia and has made quite a name for itself. However, in terms of Russian consumers the clunky name (KIKA) and the visual style, inappropriate for its positioning, made it difficult for the brand to develop on our market. Additionally, the brand offering products of a higher quality and that were priced more than IKEA’s analogues sounded and looked cheaper. We were asked to develop a new brand, which would not contain those problems and could be effectively applied to the currently existing business model.
An article by Mildberry strategist Yelena Kuprina and analyst Natalya Rezvanova who wrote a series of materials on the transformation of retail for RBC PRO
PEEKABOO is a new children’s footwear retail brand, which is continuing a series of projects implemented by Mildberry for the Kazakhstan company called Global Beauty. The main idea of the projects is to launch contemporary retail brands with a well-thought out ideology and comprehensive identity onto the Kazakhstan and other CIS countries’ markets.