X5 Expands Ural Logistics Infrastructure In Russia
Russian chain X5 Retail Group has announced the expansion of its Ural logistics infrastructure, with the opening of a distribution centre in Perm.
The new logistics facility is over 23,500 square metres and it will supply Pyaterochka stores in the Perm Region, of which there are over 280.
The facility features five storage zones, which are each equipped with a specific temperature band, allowing the facility to accommodate all categories of food.
The centre has increased the number of jobs provided by the Pyaterochka retail chain in the region by 230, to exceed 3,900 jobs.
The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade of the Perm Region Alexey Chibisov and Pyaterochka CEO Olga Naumova, as well as managers from over 70 suppliers.
After the ceremony, the Perm DC hosted the X5 Dialogue Forum, where ‘representatives of X5 Retail Group’s chain stores shared X5’s best practices in partnering with local suppliers and food producers’.
The Russian retail group said that local manufacturers received ‘valuable advice on how to build relationships with retail chains, including information on product quality controls and requirements for transportation, storage, sales and disposal of food products set out in the Customs Union's and X5's relevant technical regulations’.
X5 recently expanded its logistics capability in March when it opened a new distribution centre in Orenburg, South Ural.
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