Moscow, 20 August 2018 – X5 Retail Group N.V. ("X5" or the "Company"), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE and MOEX ticker: FIVE), announces the opening of its 13,500th store. This latest development landmark is a Perekrestok dark store that serves as a centre for fulfilment of online orders made via perekrestok.ru, located at 3 Skladochnaya St., Bld. 5, Moscow.
Dark stores represent a new format for the Company, with access to the facilities limited to just employees. The store is designed to fulfil online orders, and serves Perekrestok online shoppers from Moscow and the Moscow region.
With a total floor area of 4,400 sq m, the no-customer store will be able to handle up to 20,000 SKUs. At full capacity, it will employ nearly 600 people and operate a fleet of 70 vehicles.
The new dark store is set to boost Perekrestok Online’s capacity by 3.5 times. The launch of Perekrestok Online in April 2017 coincided with the opening of the chain’s first hybrid store in Moscow, which operated as both a regular supermarket and a warehouse for picking online orders. Currently, it serves some 1,000 online customers per day, with the average ticket exceeding RUB 3,000.