RUSSIA: Lenta opens new hypermarkets in Chelyabinsk and in Rostov-on-Don

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its sixth hypermarket in Chelyabinsk and its fourth hypermarket in Rostov-on-Don. Both stores open on premises previously operated by NASH hypermarkets, as the result of long-term lease agreement with MCapital and OTZR signed in July.

The new stores are Lenta compact format hypermarkets. The first store is located at 136 Artilleriyskaya street, shopping center ‘’Gorki’, Chelyabinsk. The store has a total area of 10,900 sq.m with 6,108 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. The store has 1,460 parking spaces and 26 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes.

The store in Rostov -on-Don is located at 17 Nagibina street, shopping center “RIO”. The store has a total area of 7,426 sq.m with 5,655 sq.m of selling space and is open around-the-clock, seven days a week. The store has 200 parking spaces and 29 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes.

Both stores offer a broad product assortment of 20,500 SKUs which has been selected specifically for residents of these two cities and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. Properties in Chelyabinsk and Rostov-on-Don are leased by Lenta

These openings in Chelyabinsk and Rostov-on-Don are Lenta’s twelfth and thirteenth hypermarket openings in 2017 and bring the total number of Lenta stores to 204 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia and the country’s fourth largest retail chain. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 204 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,223,933 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,700 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 900 sq.m. The Company operates seven owned distribution centres.
The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 40,400 people as of 30 June 20171.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, both of which are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.

For further information please visit www.lentainvestor.com

Contact:
Lenta
E-mail: pr@lenta.com

NW Advisors
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

Source: Lenta

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its fifth hypermarket in Chelyabinsk

With this opening, Lenta expands its network in the Urals to 19 hypermarkets in 8 cities

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth hypermarket in Chelyabinsk.

The new store is a Lenta supercompact format hypermarket located at 15 Akademika Sakharova str., Chelyabinsk. The store has a total area of 5,948 sq.m with 2,630 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8.00 am till 11.00 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 12,000 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Chelyabinsk and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 260 parking spaces and 20 cash registers. The property is owned by Lenta.

The opening in Chelyabinsk is Lenta’s forty second hypermarket opening in 2016 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 181 hypermarkets in 77 cities across Russia and 44 supermarkets in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia (in terms of selling space) and the country’s fifth largest retail chain (in terms of 2015 sales). The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 181 hypermarkets in 77 cities across Russia and 44 supermarkets in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with a total of approximately 1,091,795 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,900 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 1,000 sq.m. The Company operates seven owned distribution centres.

The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 34,134 people as of 30 June 2016 1.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, both of which are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.

For further information please visit www.lentainvestor.com, or contact:

Lenta
Anna Meleshina,
Public Relations & Government Affairs Director
Tel: +7 812 363 28 53
E-mail: anna.meleshina@lenta.com

Anastasia Kuznetsova,
Corporate Communications Manager
Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97
E-mail: a.kuznetsova@lenta.com

Citigate
International Media:
David Westover
Тel: +44 207 282 2886
E-mail: lentateam@citigatedr.co.uk

FTI Consulting
Russian Media:
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@FTIconsulting.com

Source: Lenta

Lenta expands its network in the Urals with the opening of its fourth hypermarket in Chelyabinsk

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its fourth hypermarket in Chelyabinsk.

The new store is a Lenta compact format hypermarket located in 75 Bratya Kashirinykh str., Chelyabinsk. The store has a total area of 9,360 sq.m, with 5,274 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 19,000 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Chelyabinsk and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 437 parking spaces and 30 cash registers. The property is owned by Lenta.

The opening in Chelyabinsk is Lenta’s thirteenth hypermarket opening in 2016 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 152 hypermarkets in 72 cities across Russia and 42 supermarkets in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia (in terms of selling space) and the country’s fifth largest retail chain (in terms of 2015 sales). The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 152 hypermarkets in 72 cities across Russia and 42 supermarkets in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with a total of approximately 949,901 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 6,000 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 1,000 sq.m. The Company operates six owned hypermarket distribution centres.

The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 34,134 people as of 30 June 20161.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, both of which are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.

For further information please visit www.lentainvestor.com

Contact:

Lenta
Anna Meleshina,
Public Relations & Government Affairs Director
Tel: +7 812 363 28 53
E-mail: anna.meleshina@lenta.com

Anastasia Kuznetsova,
Corporate Communications Manager
Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97
E-mail: a.kuznetsova@lenta.com

Citigate
International Media:
David Westover and Marina Zakharova
Тel: +44 207 282 2886
E-mail: lentateam@citigatedr.co.uk

FTI Consulting
Russian Media:
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@FTIconsulting.com

Source: Lenta

X5 announces the successful completion of stage 2 of its Forpost distribution centre in Chelyabinsk

Chelyabinsk, 2016-Aug-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announces the successful completion of stage 2 of its Forpost distribution centre (DC) in Chelyabinsk. With the new storage zones in operation, the DC’s total area will grow by 3.5x and reach 21,000 sq m.

The launch of stage 2 of the logistics facility, including warehouses for storing dry goods and alcoholic beverages, as well as a banana-ripening room, will boost the efficiency of X5’s supply chains and provide a logistics platform to support rapid growth of the Pyaterochka retail chain in the Urals and Siberia. The new storage zones will also encourage more local sourcing. The share of locally produced items in Pyaterochka stores across the Urals Federal District stands at an average of 30%, and reaches as much as 100% in some categories. The DC will service 642 Pyaterochkas across six regions: Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen, Kurgan Regions, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area (Surgut), and Bashkortostan.

Together with the Kaskad DC, already operational in Chelyabinsk, stage 2 of the Forpost DC will double the total warehousing capacity for storing dry goods. The enhanced layout design of the new dry goods warehouse seeks to accommodate six-shelf storage units, helping to reduce the number of operations and kilometers driven by warehouse trucks.

The DC can accept up to 100 vehicles daily, servicing stores up to a distance of over 400 km. With 55 warehousing trucks, the DC’s employees can handle up to 450 tonnes of goods per day.

X5 invited managers of over 70 supplier companies from the Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen, Kurgan, Orenburg and Perm regions. For suppliers, the launch of stage 2 opens up new opportunities to develop cooperation with X5’s retail chains and boost supplies to X5’s stores.

Source: X5 Retail Group N.V.