Monday 28 February 2011

Artoil opens in Ufa

The second Artoil station has opened to much aclaim in the Urals city of Ufa. The first station in the wealthy Moscow suburb of Rublevka caused quite a stir but not as much as Ufa where retail is still a few years behind. Ufa customers were very pleasantly surprised that an oil company had finally decided to present its offer up to the standard and beyond of any other major shopping centre retailer. See russian tv story.

Minale Tattersfield head of retail David Davis comments that it was great to see that such a city as Ufa should benefit from outside investment dedicated to bringing some colour to a normally dreary and functional retail sector. It was also a personal milestone for owner Rishat Safin who is native to this region.

Photo and construction courtesy of Etalon.

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