Orenburg, 12 October 2023 – X5 Group (“X5” or the “Company”, LSE and MOEX ticker: FIVE), a leading Russian food retailer, announces another milestone in developing its logistics infrastructure in the South Urals with the opening of a new distribution centre (DC) in the Orenburg Region to serve its Pyaterochka retail chain.
The 32,000-square metre Orenburg North DC includes six storage areas: these include warehouses for dry foods and alcohol, as well as storage areas for fresh products, frozen foods, caviar, and fruits and vegetables. Each section has special temperature conditions necessary to keep products fresh.
Once fully ramped up, the new DC will serve all Pyaterochka stores in Orenburg and the Orenburg Region. Currently, Pyaterochka operates 329 stores in the Orenburg Region.
The new DC will enable local manufacturers to not only cut their transportation costs but also expand their sales footprint. At full capacity, the logistics hub will handle shipments from about 500 suppliers.
The DC’s seamless operation is ensured by 270 employees. The Pyaterochka chain provides a total of over 2,800 jobs for local communities in the Orenburg Region.