A leading Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group has announced the development and optimisation of its logistics infrastructure in the north-west of Russia and the opening of a distribution centre in St. Petersburg.
The new logistics facility the St. Petersburg – Yug of over 27,000 sq m will supply 889 supermarkets Pyaterochka in eight regions, including St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Oblast, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Novgorod, Murmansk and Pskov regions, as well as the Republic of Karelia, covering a total of 298 cities, towns and villages in the Northwestern Federal District.
The facility has five storage zones equipped with distinct temperature zone that are designed to accommodate all categories of goods.
St. Petersburg – Yug logistic center marks a new milestone in the development of X5’s logistics infrastructure in the north-west of Russia, aiming to optimise the number of distribution centre in the Federal District increasing their capacity and capabilities.
At its full capacity, St. Petersburg – Yug will be able to process and handle products from over 200 local suppliers. Currently, the share of local supplies in the offering of Pyaterochka stores in the north-west of Russia stands at 27%, while in some categories (like bread and bakery) it reaches as much as 95%.
At the opening ceremony were invited managers of over 60 suppliers from St Petersburg, the Leningrad, Pskov, Novgorod and Vologda regions to take part in the ceremony.
This advanced logistics facility is X5’s second distribution centre opened in St. Petersburg this year and the sixth launched across Russia in 2016. Previously, X5 had opened five distribution centres with a total area of 164.5 thousand sq m – one in St Petersburg, in Moscow region and in Chelyabinsk, and two in the Republic of Adygea.
X5 Retail Group is a leading Russian food retailer that manages the chain of proximity stores and supermarkets under the Pyaterochka brand, the hypermarket chain Karusel and Express stores. As of 30 June 2016, the retailer has 7,936 operating stores all over Russia. In 2015, the company’s revenue totaled USD13,268 mln.
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