Voronezh, 10 June 2022 – X5 Group (“X5” or the “Company”, LSE and MOEX ticker: FIVE), a leading Russian food retailer, has expanded its logistics infrastructure in Central Russia with the opening of a distribution centre (DC) for its Perekrestok supermarket chain in the Voronezh Region.
The new DC has a total floor area of 14,000 sq m and features seven storage zones for fresh and ultrafresh products, fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, fish, dry goods and alcoholic beverages. Each zone has a specific temperature band best suited to keep products fresh.
At full capacity, the DC will service 60 Perekrestok stores in the Belgorod, Bryansk, Volgograd, Voronezh, Kursk, Lipetsk, Orel and Tambov regions. It will process 1,000 tonnes of products per day, with its seamless operation supported by 110 employees and 64 vehicles. Perekrestok has created a total of approximately 600 jobs in the Voronezh Region to date.
The launch of the new DC will enable the region’s manufacturers to not only reduce their transportation costs, but also to expand the geography of their sales. When operating at full capacity, the logistics facility will be able to handle products from about 400 suppliers. It will also boost the share of Voronezh Region-based producers in the chain’s regional sales, which currently exceeds 20% in certain categories. Today, Perekrestok works with more than 50 suppliers from the Voronezh Region, including Molvest, Ecohleb, EkoNiva, Cheese Home, EFKO, Bobrovsky, Saguny and many others.
X5 currently operates 11 Perekrestok stores in the Voronezh Region.