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IGA said that it will expand into Russia during the fourth quarter of this year. According to the announcement, “Megapolis Trading Company, the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) distribution company in Russia and one of the largest in the world, has been approved as an IGA licensed distribution company. Megapolis Trading Company is a division of the Mercury Group of Companies, a Moscow-based holding with businesses concentrated in four main divisions, including distribution and logistics; retail; heavy industry, manufacturing and mining; and property development.”

IGA said that “Megapolis Trading Company will be given the right to license independent Russian retailers under the IGA banner, as well as exclusive distribution rights to those retailers. As an IGA licensed distribution partner Megapolis Trading Company will obtain, among other benefits:

• Exclusive distribution rights for IGA Private Brand products.
• Access to the IGA Coca-Cola Institute's online training resources and certification programs.
• The opportunity to build business relations with IGA's Global Partners, a group of leading manufacturers who devote expertise and resources that enable IGA retailers to differentiate themselves in the market and accelerate store growth.”

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