28 February 2024

Х5 partners with over 1,300 new suppliers in 2023

Moscow, 28 February 2024 – X5 Group, a leading Russian food retailer that operates the Pyaterochka, Perekrestok and Chizhik retail chains, partnered with 1,332 new suppliers in 2023, including 1,008 suppliers from Russia. Out of these new partners, 527 are micro enterprises and 285 are small businesses. Overall, X5’s retail chains carried products from over 7,000 suppliers on their shelves at the end of 2023.

The biggest number of new suppliers was added in the Central Federal District, where X5 signed agreements with 389 new partners, including 22 sole proprietors, 94 small, and 228 micro enterprises. In Moscow, the Moscow region, and the Voronezh Region, the Company added 233, 81, and 11 new suppliers, respectively.

X5 is actively expanding its cooperation with manufacturers from the Far Eastern Federal District, which became the Company’s second largest region in terms of new partner additions. In 2023, the Company stocked its shelves with products from 185 new suppliers based in the district, including 32 sole proprietors, 72 small, and 70 micro enterprises. A total 95 companies supply their products from the Khabarovsk Territory, 78 from the Primorye Territory, and 7 from the Amur Region.

In the Northwestern Federal District, X5 partnered with 126 new suppliers, including 15 sole proprietors, 32 small, and 79 micro enterprises, most of them (64) based in St Petersburg. A total 26 new suppliers were added in the Kaliningrad Region and 16 in the Leningrad Region.

The Volga Federal District was ranked fourth by the number of new suppliers: in 2023, X5 started working with 113 companies there, including 26 sole proprietors, 28 small, and 59 micro enterprises. Within the federal district, most new suppliers (20) were based in the Republic of Tatarstan, 18 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, 17 in the Samara Region, and 11 in the Republic of Bashkortostan.

X5 added a total of 83 new partners in the Siberian Federal District, including 7 sole proprietors, 33 small, and 31 micro enterprises. The biggest number of new partners came from the Novosibirsk Region, with the retailer adding 20 companies to its supplier pool there. The Irkutsk Region and the Krasnoyarsk Territory (with 18 new suppliers each) were also among the top three Siberian regions in terms of new supplier additions.

The Southern Federal District contributed 60 new partners to the retailer’s supplier pool, including 8 sole proprietors, 14 small, and 34 micro enterprises. Most new suppliers from the district were based in the Krasnodar Territory (34), the Rostov Region (13), and the Volgograd Region (7).

In the Urals, X5 gained 33 new suppliers (16 from the Sverdlovsk Region, 10 from the Chelyabinsk Region, and 3 from the Tyumen Region and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area each), including 7 sole proprietors, 8 small, and 19 micro enterprises.

Another 19 partners were added in the North Caucasus Federal District (10 from the Stavropol Territory, 5 from Kabardino-Balkaria, 2 from Dagestan and North Ossetia each), including 5 sole proprietors, 4 small, and 7 micro enterprises.

The overall share of small businesses among X5’s suppliers exceeded 54% in 2023. To expand its pool of small suppliers, X5 launched 43 shop-in-shop Farmers’ Markets in 23 regions. Up to 30 more Farmers’ Markets are scheduled to open in 2024. In addition, the Company continues its efforts to support small businesses through agricultural contracts, agri-aggregators, the Farmers’ Academy educational project, and other forms of engagement. X5 also provides partners with analytical tools through its online portal for suppliers, Dialog.X5, including a free tracker of key metrics across the categories relevant for the supplier’s business.