Happy New year and merry Christmas!

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas

Support for volunteer projects

On the eve of the upcoming new year holidays, the Union of volunteer organizations and movements collects charity food packages for the elderly. The kits will be given to older people who are in a difficult situation due to COVID-19. Team of the Union on a regular basis support 150 such people in Moscow. The kits will be delivered by the Union’s volunteers during December of this year.

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X5 Retail has promised to remove the mark-up on bread and canned meat against the background of government measures.

The chain’s stores will sell some products, including pasta, canned meat and bread, at a purchase price from suppliers. All additional costs for the purchase of goods, including logistics and staff salaries, will be covered by the company

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X5 Retail has promised to remove the mark-up on bread and canned meat against the background of the measures of the authorities

, the chain’s stores will sell some products, including pasta, canned meat and bread, at the price of purchasing from suppliers. All additional costs for the purchase of goods, including logistics and staff salaries, will be covered by X5 Retail Group

 

The X5 Retail Group (which operates Pyaterochka, Perekrestok and Karusel stores) said that seven basic food products will be sold in its stores at the purchase price from suppliers. This is stated in the company’s message received by RBC. Thus, the retailer intends to reduce the cost of products against the background of the decision of the authorities to resolve the situation with rising prices for them.

 

the measure will take effect on december 16. Zero trade margin will be set for the following products from the basic consumer basket:

 

pasta, bread, canned meat (beef stew), black tea, potatoes,cereals, ultra-pasteurized milk.

These products will be marked with special price tags on store shelves. The company will cover the trading costs for them, including rent, logistics, utilities and staff salaries.

 

“We hope that our initiative in the field of self-regulation will be supported by colleagues in the industry, as well as manufacturers and suppliers. This will help keep prices down and support buyers, ” said Igor Shekhterman, Chief Executive Officer of X5 Retail Group.

 

In “Magnet” said RBC that the margin on the range of socially significant goods in the company’s stores and so is at minimum or zero levels. “The current problem of rising prices for these goods is not related to the mark-up of retail chains, but to an increase in purchase prices, which affect the increase in prices on the shelf in cases where the increase is objectively justified,” they added.

 

Auchan has a minimum trade rating for a number of socially significant products, and some of them are sold below the purchase price, Natalia Rychkova, Communications Director at Auchan Retail Russia, told RBC. such products include cabbage, potatoes, onions, carrots, cucumbers, bananas, chilled chicken of its own brand “auchana”, sugar, sunflower oil, etc., she added.

 

RBC:

https://www.rbc.ru/business/16/12/2020/5fd9a9ee9a79477411f0d4ef

 

All-Russian student rescue corps

OVA provided humanitarian food support in the form of canned meat for VKS volunteers (all-Russian student rescue corps). Students-rescuers of VKS participate in emergency response, often work “in the fields” or on exercises in difficult conditions, where camping rations are needed.

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The all-Russian student rescue corps is one of the largest student volunteer organizations in the Russian Federation. It was formed in 2001. The VCS consists of more than 8,000 volunteers from 67 regions of the Russian Federation. All rescue students receive special training to provide qualified assistance to special services in emergency situations, as well as for regular information and preventive work with the population in the field of safety culture. Classes are held on the basis of the all-Russian center for coordination, training and retraining of student voluntary rescue units of RTU MIREA, as well as on the basis of regional branches of the VKS.

The corps participates in the unified state policy in the field of prevention and elimination of emergencies caused by accidents, catastrophes, natural disasters and other disasters; provides civil and Patriotic education of Russian youth; assists the government in solving the main tasks of the state youth policy.

Over the years, difficult daily work of all-Russian student rescue corps received recognition in many departments of EMERCOM of Russia, has established itself as a demand-driven structure.

Today VKS is an all-Russian rescue team that conducts rescue operations, takes part in the elimination of major Federal emergencies, projects of the Ministry of emergency situations, youth forums and competitions. We also provide security at events of various levels and train people how to act correctly in case of emergencies.

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