Experts on new opportunities for the pharmaceutical industry

The Federal Register of Medical Prescriptions, as noted by representatives of the pharmacy market and the expert community, in addition to developing the use of electronic prescriptions, will also provide new opportunities for the drug industry as a whole. “By building the traceability of electronic prescriptions – from a doctor through a pharmacy to a … Read more

Data Insight estimates online pharmacy sales growth in 2021 at 32%

The volume of online sales of pharmaceutical products in 2021 amounted to 175 billion rubles, according to the Data Insight study. The market grew by 32% in monetary terms and by 28% in terms of orders. The results of the study were presented by Inessa Golovina, Senior Analyst of Data Insight, at the Kommersant conference … Read more

Pharmacies divided medicines // The rating of the largest pharmaceutical chains is being updated

The fastest growing pharmacy retailer among the top ten players in 2021 was the Krasnodar network Aprel, which increased its turnover by one and a half times, to RUB 78.3 billion, ranking fourth in terms of sales in the Russian Federation. The dynamics is explained by active expansion – the number of pharmacies of the … Read more

Focus bonus // Alexander Osipov on the strangeness of the pharmaceutical industry’s struggle for margin

In the second year of the pandemic, drugstore chains, predictably enjoying rising revenues, faced the threat of losing their core business. The Duma began to consider a draft law limiting the amount of bonuses in the pharmaceutical retailer from drug manufacturers. In the end, even the lobbyists of the document themselves tried to withdraw it, … Read more

Medicines are on the mend // Pharmaceutical retailers have seen an increase in revenue

In January-September, pharmacy chains managed to increase sales by 2.3% to RUB 1.05 trillion, offsetting the negative dynamics in the first half of the year. Almost two-thirds of the revenue was shared by large pharma retailers, including regional companies that are increasing their presence outside their home markets. But market participants no longer expect such … Read more

Pharmacists hold on to Lenta // The network is trying to dissuade the network from changing the pharmacy operator

The intention of the Lenta grocery chain, which is part of Severgroup, Alexei Mordashov, to replace the current operators of pharmacy points with Aloe points has caused outrage among the participants in the pharmaceutical retail market. The Russian Association of Pharmacy Chains (RAAS) reported that Lenta is terminating the contracts unilaterally, without explaining the reasons, … Read more

COVID-19 leaves pharmacies // Pharmaceutical retail store loses revenue

Pharmaceutical retailers, which managed to increase revenue a year ago amid a lockdown, began to lose it. In the first half of the year, the total turnover of pharmacy chains decreased by 0.6% to RUB 692 billion. Only large players managed to increase sales. Experts believe that the fall will be observed in general at … Read more