The main results of our research:
· 524 brands has been presented as shops in Russia by the midyear 2018.
· 33 new international brands entered the Russian market in the reporting period.
· A positive difference between shops opened and closed is noted after 3 years of stagnation. The international brands opened 235 more shops than they closed.
· Restaurants and cafes have been expanding in the highest pace.
· Sochi was first time included in the TOP-10 list of Russian cities by presence of international brands.