Moscow, 23 July 2018 – X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE and MOEX ticker: “FIVE”), announces that Perekrestok has become Russia’s first supermarket chain to pilot self-scan technology. The project was launched in a store located at 3, Olimpiyskaya Derevnya St., Bld. 1, Moscow (Festival Mall). The self-scan service is available to all members of the Perekrestok Club loyalty programme.
The technology is expected to help optimise the workload of checkout counters and reduce queues. It will enable the supermarket format to deliver special offers to customers at checkout, which may help to increase the average ticket by approximately 10%. During the early stage of the pilot, self-scanning will involve using hand-held scanners.
“By the end of this summer, five more supermarkets in Moscow will be offering self-scanning using a scanner or a mobile app, which is currently in development and due to be introduced in the near future. If the pilot proves to be a success, we will roll it out to 90 more high-traffic supermarkets,” said Ivan Melnik, Head of Strategic Projects at Perekrestok.