Moscow, 2 December 2022 – X5 Group, a leading Russian food retailer, announces the launch of a new distribution centre (DC) for its Chizhik hard discounter chain in Noginsk, Moscow Region. The new facility will service up to 250 stores in eastern Moscow and the Moscow Region.
The DC has a total floor space of 11,900 sq m. It currently receives shipments from over 200 suppliers, including Chizhik’s private labels (Svetaevo, Verner, Shchedry God, Greenola, Axl, Tafo and others).
More than 200 employees and about 70 vehicles will support the seamless operation of the DC, which has capacity to process up to 1,000 tonnes of products per day.
The new DC is unique in that it is integrated into an existing distribution centre for Pyaterochka, X5’s proximity store network, but runs standalone operational processes and has its own team. The combined use of the facility by the Chizhik and Pyaterochka retail chains improves floor space utilisation and streamlines individual workflows. Going forward, Chizhik plans to open a standalone DC in eastern Moscow to support the expansion of its retail chain in the Moscow Region.
Chizhik is rapidly expanding its logistics infrastructure in line with X5’s goal to accelerate the development of its hard discounter chain. The new DC in Noginsk is the sixth warehouse of the Chizhik retail chain, which opened its first DC in May 2022.
Currently, Chizhik operates over 400 stores in Moscow and the Moscow Region, as well as in Bashkortostan, Vladimir, Voronezh, Lipetsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Sverdlovsk, Tver, Tula and Chelyabinsk Regions, and the Perm Territory.