All posts for the month January, 2012

Bricks & Clicks in Russia: Will e5 Erode the Ozon Layer?

This week could prove seminal for Russian online retail. X5 Group, the country’s largest retail group which operates more than 3,000 retail outlets throughout the country, generating more than $15 billion in annual sales, announced the opening of e5.ru: E5’s service offering While X5 is primarily a supermarket chain, its new e5 project offers a […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

E-commerce in China vs. Russia

In an article published this week on Fortune’s website, Maelle Gavet, CEO of Ozon.ru sets out some reasons why the Russian e-commerce market should not be overlooked, and why in some respects it is more attractive than China’s. The article would be better off in the “advertisement placed by my financial PR firm” section of […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

Businesses Wising Up to the Power of the Social Network [re-post of article in The Moscow News]

Businesses wising up to the power of the social network 16/01/201220:18 How social networks are changing the face of business in Russia About Leighton Peter PrabhuI am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

Airbnb Launches in Russia

Airbnb, the white hot San Francisco-based startup focused on peer-to-peer short-term accommodations, has expanded its global footprint by opening an office in Moscow. There is clearly a macro market opportunity for Airbnb in Russia, with its inadequate and expensive hotels. This has been recognized by existing Airbnb copycats such as TravelRent (which has even copied […]

About Leighton Peter Prabhu

I am a partner in Interstice Consulting LLP and head of the Russian office. My practice focuses on e-commerce business and marketing consulting, especially for foreign e-commerce brands entering the Russian market. I also serve as a consultant to some of the largest international portfolio investors in Russian equities (both public and private). You can find out more about my background and business interests on LinkedIn. You can also connect with me on Twitter and on Google+.

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