Annotation. The crisis of 2008 put serious pressure on the food retail of the Russian Federation. After the recovery period, serious economic and political changes took place in 2014, which served as a serious blow to the still hardened economy. But despite the general fall in the market, large network players were able to strengthen their positions in the retail market and even significantly increased their revenues. The reasons and consequences of this phenomenon will be considered in the article.
Keywords: FMCG, retail, everyday goods, trends, retail chains, fast-moving goods, STM.