Samara, 17 November 2017 – X5 Retail Group, ("X5" or the "Company"), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: "FIVE"), announces the opening of its 11,500th store. The landmark store is a Karusel hypermarket located at 4 Georgi Dimitrov Street in Samara.
Spanning over 4,000 sq m, the new Karusel features a modern lighting system in the shopping space for customers’ convenience. The new compact shelving system makes navigation easier, with every department visible from anywhere in the store.
Customers can also take a break from shopping, relax and grab a bite to eat at the cosy café located inside the shopping area. There are 18 checkouts and four self-checkout units in the hypermarket to boost throughput in rush hours.
The landmark store offers around 19,000 SKUs, more than half of which are food products. The bakery makes delicious fresh tandoor flatbreads and pizza. Some 50 local producers supply around 900 SKUs to this Karusel, which uses their products, for example, to make its own ready-to-eat foods. In addition to the menu items on display, the store’s cooks will take customised orders.
The new hypermarket has created more than 140 jobs for the local community, is the fifth in Samara and the sixth in the Samara region.