10 August 2022

Chizhik distribution centre opens in Moscow

Moscow, 10 August 2022 – X5 Group (“X5” or the “Company”, LSE and MOEX ticker: FIVE), a leading Russian food retailer, announces the launch of a new distribution centre (DC) for its Chizhik hard discounter chain. The new facility will service 250 stores in Moscow and the Moscow Region.

The DC has a total floor space of 17,400 sq m. It currently receives shipments from over 250 suppliers, including for Chizhik’s private labels (Svetaevo, Verner, Shchedry God, Greenola, Axl, Tafo and others).

More than 300 employees and about 70 vehicles will support the seamless operation of the logistics centre, which has capacity to process up to 1,500 tonnes of products per day.

The new Chizhik DC stands out among other such facilities thanks to its multi-format operation: capable of storing products across all temperature bands, it allows for shipping grocery items, ultra-fresh and frozen products, as well as alcohol.

Chizhik is rapidly expanding its logistics infrastructure in line with X5’s goal to accelerate the development of its hard discounter chain. In May, Chizhik unveiled its first DC in Voronezh, with another launched in Ufa in July. A fourth distribution centre is scheduled to open in Yekaterinburg this month.

Chizhik stores currently operate in Moscow and the Moscow Region, as well as in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Tver, Tula, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Voronezh, and Lipetsk regions. Moscow and the Moscow Region are home to as many as 131 Chizhik stores.