Lenta introduces Bonvida, its first private label aimed at the small business customer

Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2018-Mar-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, announces the launch of Bonvida – a private label for small business ‘professional’ shoppers.

A year after the launch of the Lenta PRO program, Lenta launches Bonvida – its first private label specifically aimed at the small business, or ‘professional’, customer. The label offers products in the following categories available in Lenta stores: cheeses, sausages, coffee, fish (salmon, herring), water, caramel, chocolate, tea/coffee cups/lids, milk, cream, gel shampoos, and sugar. For the moment, the Bonvida range offers 33 product items. The initial product range was selected based on concrete insights about products that are most in demand by Lenta’s small business customers, and will be gradually expanded going forward. Bonvida-labelled products are manufactured by Lenta’s trusted partners and are available in small-scale wholesale packaging at competitive prices.

Herman Tinga, Lenta Commercial Director, said:
“Having analysed the data collected from purchases by Lenta’s customers, we came to a conclusion that a significant number of products in our stores are purchased not only for personal consumption, but also for business purposes. So we decided to offer our ‘professional’ customers a specialised service and a dedicated loyalty program, PRO. Today, we are enhancing this program by adding a new private label developed specifically to meet the needs of our customers. Bonvida offers quality everyday products by leading producers which our customers can purchase without having to pay a brand markup, offering a discount of up to 9% in the process. I am confident that our customers will appreciate these products highly and will promptly put them on their must-buy lists.”

Lenta implemented its initiative for small business customers across all its hypermarkets in February 2017. Upon registering with the Lenta PRO program, legal entities and individual entrepreneurs can pay for their purchases in hypermarkets at dedicated checkouts and receive full invoices to account for expense claims and VAT refunds. The initiative is targeted towards HORECA, small independent retailers, and buyers of office supplies.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia and the country’s third largest retail chain. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 232 hypermarkets in 84 cities across Russia and 99 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,388,603 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,600 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 40,383 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
Maria Filippova
Public Relations and Government Affairs Manager
Tel.: +7 812 380-61-31 ext.: 1892
E-mail: maria.filippova@lenta.com

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Lenta launches co-branded loyalty programme with AO Raiffeisenbank

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its twenty sixth supermarket in Saint Petersburg.

The new store is a Lenta supermarket located in Shlisselburg, Leningrad region, 4 Zhuka street. The store has a total area of 1,084 sq.m with 668 sq.m of selling space and is open from 08.00 am to 11.00 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 5,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Shlisselburg and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 6 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Shlisselburg is Lenta’s second supermarket opening in 2018 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 232 hypermarkets in 84 cities across Russia and 99 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 232 hypermarkets in 84 cities across Russia and 99 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,388,603 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,600 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
Maria Filippova
Public Relations and Government Affairs Manager
Tel.: +7 812 380-61-31 ext.: 1892
E-mail: maria.filippova@lenta.com

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Lenta announces the opening of its forty fourth supermarket in Moscow

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its forty fourth supermarket in Moscow.

The new store is a Lenta supermarket located in Selyatino, Naro-Fominsk district, 10a Bolnichnaya street. The store has a total area of 1,146 sq.m with 666 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 5,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Selyatino and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 20 parking spaces and 6 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Selyatino is Lenta’s first supermarket opening in 2018 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 231 hypermarkets in 84 cities across Russia and 98 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 231 hypermarkets in 84 cities across Russia and 98 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,382,777 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,600 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
Maria Filippova
Public Relations and Government Affairs Manager
Tel.: +7 812 380-61-31 ext.: 1892
E-mail: maria.filippova@lenta.com

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RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk

 

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its first hypermarket in Cherkessk, Republic of Karachaevo-Cherkessiya.

The new store is Lenta “compact” format hypermarket located in Cherkessk, 387 Lenina street. The store has a total area of 7,950 sq.m with 4,311 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. The store has 345 parking spaces and 18 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is rented by Lenta.

The new store offers a broad product assortment of 17,000 SKUs, which has been selected specifically for residents of Cherkessk and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce.

The new opening is Lenta’s thirty third hypermarket launch in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 224 hypermarkets in 81 cities across Russia and 78 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 224 hypermarkets in 81 cities across Russia and 78 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,338,226 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

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Source: Lenta

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Lenta announces the opening of its nineteenth hypermarket in Moscow

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its nineteenth hypermarket in Moscow.

The new store is Lenta “standard” format hypermarket located in Vidnoe at Kashirskoe highway in Retail Park Vidnoe shopping mall. The store has a total area of 13,760 sq.m with 7,341 sq.m of selling space and is open around-the-clock, seven days a week. The store has 1,090 parking spaces and 35 cash registers including 10 self-checkout lanes. The property is owned by Lenta.

The new store offers a broad product assortment of 28,500 SKUs, which has been selected specifically for residents of Vidnoe and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce.

The new opening is Lenta’s twenty eighth hypermarket launch in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 219 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 77 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 219 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 77 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,310,994 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

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Russian Media
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Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

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RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its second hypermarket in Kazan

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its second hypermarket in Kazan.

The new store is a Lenta compact format hypermarket located in 21A bld.2, Adoratskogo street, Kazan. The store has a total area of 8,744 sq.m with 5,196 sq.m of selling space and is open within 24 hours, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 20,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Kazan and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 353 parking spaces and 27 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is owned by Lenta.

This opening in Kazan is Lenta’s twenty seventh hypermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 218 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 77 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 218 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 77 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,303,653 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

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Russian Media
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Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

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Source: Lenta

RUSSIA: Lenta launches its ‘Christmas Tree of Wishes’ charity event to help make New Year’s wishes of children in foster care come true

Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, launches its ‘Christmas Tree of Wishes’ charity event to help children in institutional foster care make their New Year’s wishes come true.

Lenta customers will have the opportunity to act as Santa Claus, helping make the New Year’s wishes of children in state-sponsored foster care homes and specialised institutions come true. Christmas trees will be decorated with children’s wish cards in 179 Lenta hypermarkets across 76 Russian cities.

Taking part in the event is easy: customers need only choose a child’s wish card from the tree and purchase the New Year’s present listed within. Lenta will then collect all the gift items and send them to participating foster care homes and institutions, ensuring that every child receives a gift from Santa Claus during the New Year’s celebrations. Gifts will be collected in stores until the end of December, and will benefit around 6,000 children from 170 social institutions throughout Russia.

Lenta’s Chief Executive Officer Jan Dunning said:
“New Year is one of the most important and beloved holidays in the Russian calendar – a time of affection and generosity. We invite our customers to join our ‘Christmas Tree of Wishes’ initiative and become a part of the New Year’s magic for several thousand children living in state sponsored foster care homes. I hope this event will become a great tradition, for we all know that giving a gift is as heart-warming as receiving one.”

The ‘Christmas Tree of Wishes’ event was first held in 2015 five stores in the North West Region of Russia, at the initiative of our employees.

Thirty two Lenta hypermarkets in eight cities took part in the event in 2016, granting the wishes of over 1,300 children from 30 specialised institutions.

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 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 77 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,298,457 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 2017[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

Contact:

Lenta
E-mail: pr@lenta.com
NW Advisors
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Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

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RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its first supermarket in Vladimir region

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of the first supermarket in Vladimir region.

The new store is located in Aleksandrov, Vladimir Region at 13 Lenina street. The store has a total area of 778 sq.m with 446 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 3,600 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Aleksandrov and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 80 parking spaces and 4 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Aleksandrov is Lenta’s twenty ninth supermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 77 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 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 77 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,298,457 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
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Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

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Тel: +44 7497 783 705
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Source: Lenta

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of two new supermarkets in Yekaterinburg

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of two new supermarkets in Yekaterinburg.

The first store is located at 200 Moskovskaya street. The store has a total area of 1,494 sq.m with 983 sq.m of selling space. The store has 72 parking spaces and 8 cash registers.

The second supermarket is at 3 Kuznetsova street. The store has a total area of 934 sq.m with 389 sq.m. The store has 21 parking spaces and 4 cash registers.

Stores offer a broad product assortment of 7,800 and 3,600 SKUs which has been selected specifically for residents of Yekaterinburg and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. Both stores operate from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week.The properties are leased by Lenta.

The new openings are Lenta’s twenty seventh and twenty eights supermarket launches in 2017 and bring the total number of Lenta stores to 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 77 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 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 77 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,298,457 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
Russian Media
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Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

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International Media:
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Тel: +44 7497 783 705
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Source: Lenta

Lenta appoints Steven Hellman as a non-executive Director

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce that Steven Hellman has been appointed as a non-executive Director of Lenta Ltd. with effect from 1st December, 2017.

Steven Hellman is the former Regional Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse for Russia and the CIS, a position he held from 2010 to 2016, during which period he advised Lenta in connection with its initial public offering and other corporate finance and strategic matters. From 2007 to 2010, Steven was Managing Director and head of Client Coverage for Credit Suisse Moscow. In a career spanning more than 25 years, he has worked with various global organizations as a business manager and as an investment banking and legal services professional in the United States, the United Kingdom and Russia/CIS across a broad range of industries, including food retail.

Steven has served on the boards of numerous Russian companies and is currently a director of FESCO Transportation Group and of TransContainer PJSC.

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Soviet Studies (1986) and a Juris Doctor degree (1989).

Steven Hellman will serve as one of three nominees of TPG on the Board of Directors, taking the place of Stephen Peel, who is resigning from the Board to launch a new private equity fund. Stephen Peel has served as a non-executive Director of Lenta Ltd. since 2011.

Lenta’s Chairman, John Oliver, commented:
“I am delighted that Steven Hellman has agreed to join the Lenta Board. The Company will benefit from his extensive Russian and international experience across diverse industries. He has been involved with Lenta since before the Company’s IPO, so he already knows the company and Russian food retail sector well.

On behalf of the Board I would also like to thank Stephen Peel for his contribution to Lenta’s development over the course of his 6-year tenure. We wish him success in his new endeavour.”

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 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 77 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,298,457 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
Russian Media:
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

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Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

Lenta announces the opening of its sixth supermarket in Novosibirsk, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its sixth supermarket in Novosibirsk.

The new store is a Lenta supermarket located at 2/2 Volochaevskaya street, Novosibirsk. The store has a total area of 1,181 sq.m with 630 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 5,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Novosibirsk and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 20 parking lots and 6 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Novosibirsk is Lenta’s twenty sixth supermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 74 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 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 74 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,296,639 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
Russian Media:
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

FTI Consulting
International Media:
Leonid Fink
Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its twenty second supermarket in Saint-Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its twenty second supermarket in Saint-Petersburg.

The new store is a Lenta supermarket located at 50 Chkalovskiy avenue, Saint-Petersburg. The store has a total area of 1,205 sq.m with 674 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 5,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Saint-Petersburg and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 20 parking spaces and 6 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in St. Petersburg is Lenta’s twenty fifth supermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 73 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 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 73 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,296,009 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
Russian Media:
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

FTI Consulting
International Media:
Leonid Fink
Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

Lenta improves its supply chain performance with 130 new MAN trucks with refrigerated semitrailers

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, announces the purchase of 130 MAN trucks with refrigerated semitrailers. The new vehicles will improve the Company’s supply chain performance.

Lenta has purchased 120 semitrailer trucks configured as MAN TGS trucks with Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated semitrailers, equipped with Carrier Vector refrigerating and heating units for 36 Euro-pallets. In addition, the Company will receive 10 MAN TGM trucks with Schmitz refrigerated bodies for 21 Euro-pallets. The purchase contract includes maintenance and repairs throughout the trucks’ service life.

The new vehicles will be used both on Lenta’s regional routes, to deliver goods from distribution centres to stores, as well as on a number of inter-regional routes operating between points in Central Russia and the South. The new trucks and semitrailers were selected to meet Lenta’s high standards for transportation of food products and other goods.

Joern Arnhold, Lenta’s Supply Chain Director commented: “The expansion of our hypermarket and supermarket network across Russia considerably increases our distribution volumes as well as our delivery points. On many of the new routes, Lenta stands to benefit from operating its own delivery vehicles. Furthermore, rates for transport hire have risen steadily since early 2017, making the use of our own vehicles economically viable on a larger number of routes. The new vehicles will improve the performance of our supply chain with the increase in quality and reliability of the deliveries. With the purchase of these new trucks, we have almost doubled our fleet.”

With this purchase, over 60% of the goods delivered to Lenta’s stores from the company’s distribution centers will be covered by own vehicles.

All Lenta’s new trucks are powered by high fuel efficiency diesel engines that fully comply with the EURO-5 standard. Currently, 90% of the Company’s delivery truck fleet comply with this emissions standard.

About MAN
MAN Truck & Bus RUS LLC is a 100 % subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus AG and general importer of MAN products in Russia. The enterprise has two branch offices: in Podolsk and Saint Petersburg. MAN Truck & Bus RUS LLC is present all over Russia through its partner network of more than 50 workshops located in the key regions. MAN offers both financing and high-quality professional services. The company’s customers may also purchase MAN original spare parts with 2-year warranty, have their vehicles serviced within the framework of maintenance contracts, take MAN ProfiDrive courses as well as use 24-hour Mobile24 road assistance service.

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 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 72 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,295,335 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
Russian Media:
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

FTI Consulting
International Media:
Leonid Fink
Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

Lenta becomes the exclusive seller of high-quality products under the Pirkka brand in Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, announces the start of sales of Pirkka branded products in Lenta stores across St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, and Murmansk.

Pirkka is a well-known private label by the Finnish conglomerate Kesko. Lenta purchased 11 hypermarkets of Kesko in Saint-Petersburg previously operated under the K-Ruoka brand at the end of 2016. Today, the two companies announce the launch of a new partnership: Lenta will become the exclusive seller of high-quality products under the Pirkka brand in Russia.

Initially, Lenta hypermarkets and supermarkets will offer a range of 80 SKUs in the categories of dry food, confectionery, and household chemicals. These products, already known and loved by the residents of Russia’s “Northern capital”, are manufactured to high Finnish quality standards by leading European enterprises. For now, the products will be available in Lenta’s stores in St. Petersburg, Murmansk, and Petrozavodsk only, where the Company operates 38 hypermarkets and 18 supermarkets.

Herman Tinga, Lenta’s Commercial Director, said:
“We are pleased to announce the return of the Pirkka brand to St. Petersburg. These are high-quality products from Finland that have already earned their reputation as the ‘Finnish quality benchmark’. We know that these products are widely popular in St. Petersburg, and we are happy to provide our customers with their preferred ranges at competitive prices. This year, we will increase number of private label SKUs by approx. 30%, including through beefing up our ranges of exclusive food products that are not to be found in other retail chains. We expect this will make our stores even more attractive to our customers.”

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 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 72 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,295,335 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 
Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97
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 supermarket in Novosibirsk

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth supermarket in Novosibirsk.

The new store is a Lenta medium supermarket format located at 46 Deputatskaya street, Novosibirsk. The store has a total area of 1,208 sq.m with 688 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 5,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Novosibirsk and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 6 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Novosibirsk is Lenta’s twenty fourth supermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 72 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 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 72 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,295,335 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
Russian Media
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

FTI Consulting
International Media:
Leonid Fink & Victor Pomichal

Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com
victor.pomichal@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its fourth hypermarket in Yaroslavl

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-22 — /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 Yaroslavl. The store opens on premise previously operated under the NASH hypermarkets brand, as part of the long-term lease agreement signed in July.

The new store is a Lenta compact format hypermarket located at 108 Moscovsky avenue, Yaroslavl. The store has a total area of 9,188 sq.m with 3,875 sq.m of selling space and is open is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 18,000 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Yaroslavl and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 490 parking spaces and 23 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Yaroslavl is Lenta’s twenty sixth hypermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 71 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 217 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 71 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,294,647 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
Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97
E-mail: pr@lenta.com

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

Source: Lenta

Lenta joins Europe’s leading purchasing alliance, EMD

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, has joined EMD, Europe’s leading purchasing alliance. The Company is the only Russian retail chain to benefit from membership of the world’s largest FMCG purchasing network.

Lenta joins the alliance as a full member and will also become a shareholder. This allows the Company to fully benefit from contracts sourced by the alliance’s negotiations, including those with producers of high-end brands. Joint procurement with other large European retailers will enable Lenta to offer its customers access to an even broader range of quality products at affordable prices, while also providing a new impetus to the on-going development of Lenta’s private labels.

Lenta’s Chief Executive Officer Jan Dunning commented:
“We are pleased to join EMD as its exclusive Russian member. Above all, our membership of the alliance will enable us to enhance the breadth of our private label range through effective procurement of value-for-money products from international producers. In addition, our purchasing activities within EMD may potentially open an extra sales channel for Russian suppliers of Lenta’s private label products to access the European market.”

About EMD
European Marketing Distribution is a major association of FMCG retailers and trading companies, headquartered in Switzerland. The alliance brings together retailers from 20 European countries, including ASDA, Kaufland, Euromadi, Axfood, Superunie, and over 250 other retail chains. The alliance’s mission is to facilitate joint procurement of food and non-food products for its members. EMD consolidates the buying power and promotion opportunities for retailers, providing them with additional benefits of generating savings in the supply chain and streamlining logistics. EMD members have a combined turnover of over EUR 216 bn, with a total selling space of 41 m sq.m.

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 214 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 71 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,282,520 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
Russian Media
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

FTI Consulting International Media:
Leonid Fink & Victor Pomichal
Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com
victor.pomichal@fticonsulting.com

Source; Lenta

Lenta announces the opening of two new hypermarkets in Moscow

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of two new hypermarkets in Moscow. The stores open on premises previously operated under the NASH hypermarkets brand, as part of the long-term lease agreement signed in July.

The new stores are Lenta compact format hypermarkets. The first store is located at 10/2 Bibirevskaya street. The store has a total area of 8,053 sq.m with 3,189 sq.m of selling space and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The store has 230 parking spaces and 20 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is leased by Lenta.

The second store is located at 1 Cheremushkinskaya street. The store has a total area of 11,320 sq.m with 5,063 sq.m of selling space and is open around-the-clock, seven days a week. The store has 24 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is leased by Lenta.

New stores offer a broad product assortment of 12,500 and 21,500 SKUs which has been selected specifically for residents of Moscow and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce.

New stores bring the Lenta chain in Moscow to 23 hypermarkets and 40 supermarkets.

The new openings are Lenta’s twenty fourth and twenty fifth hypermarket launches in 2017 and bring the total number of Lenta stores to 216 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 71 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 216 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 71 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,290,772 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
Russian Media
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

FTI Consulting
International Media
Leonid Fink & Victor Pomichal
Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com
victor.pomichal@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

Lenta announces the opening of its fortieth supermarket in Moscow

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its fortieth supermarket in Moscow.

The new store is a Lenta supermarket located at 4 Sokolnicheskaya street, Moscow. The store has a total area of 1,476 sq.m with 925 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 7,800 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Moscow and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 8 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Moscow is Lenta’s twenty third supermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 214 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 71 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 214 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 71 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,282,520 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
Russian Media
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

FTI Consulting
International Media:
Leonid Fink & Victor Pomichal
Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com
victor.pomichal@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

Lenta announces the opening of its 21st supermarket in Saint-Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its twenty first supermarket in Saint-Petersburg.

The new store is a Lenta supermarket located at 27 Engelsa street, Saint-Petersburg. The store has a total area of 1,063 sq.m with 644 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 5,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Saint Petersburg and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 30 parking spaces and 6 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Saint-Petersburg is Lenta’s twenty second supermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 209 hypermarkets in 80 cities across Russia and 70 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 209 hypermarkets in 80 cities across Russia and 70 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,248,695 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

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

Source: Lenta

Lenta announces the opening of five new hypermarkets in Moscow

Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, announces the launch of five new hypermarkets in Moscow. The stores open on premises previously operated under the NASH hypermarkets brand, as part of the long-term lease agreement signed in July.

The new standard and compact hypermarkets were opened on Yaroslavskoye Highway, Orekhovyi Boulevard, Dmitrovskoye Highway, Reutov, and Govorovo following a complete renovation and comprehensive internal refurbishment of the premises. The product mix on offer is tailored to the needs of Moscow residents and features between 20,000 and 28,500 SKUs. As is traditional for Lenta, along with nationally supplied products and private labels, the stores also offer wide assortment of local produce. To ensure customers’ convenience, the stores are complete with parking areas, a larger number of checkouts, and self-checkout points. The hypermarkets are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Lenta’s Chief Executive Officer Jan Dunning said:
“Despite entering the Moscow market later than our competitors, we are rapidly expanding our footprint here. Lenta opened its first store in Moscow in 2013, and ended that year with 10 supermarkets and one hypermarket in full operation. Currently, our presence in Moscow is comprised of 21 hypermarkets and 39 supermarkets. Moving forward, we plan to open four more hypermarkets before the end of the year, almost doubling our market presence in Moscow’s hypermarket segment. By the end of 2017, Lenta will become the second largest player in the Moscow hypermarket space.”

The newly opened stores bring the Lenta chain to 214 hypermarkets in 79 Russian cities, and 70 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 214 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 70 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,281,595 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.

Contact:

Lenta
E-mail: pr@lenta.com

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

FTI Consulting
International Media:
Leonid Fink & Victor Pomichal

Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

Russian retailer Lenta opens its third hypermarket in Ryazan

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its third hypermarket in Ryazan.

The new store is a Lenta compact format hypermarket located at 11 Solotchinskoe highway, on premises formerly operated by NASH hypermarket. The store has a total area of 9,629 sq.m with 4,724 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 17,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Ryazan and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 450 parking spaces and 22 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Ryazan is Lenta’s eighteenth hypermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 209 hypermarkets in 80 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 209 hypermarkets in 80 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,248,051 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 
Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97
E-mail: pr@lenta.com

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

Source: Lenta

Lenta signs contract with Russian fish producer for fresh Karelian trout

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta (LSE, MOEX: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, announces that it has signed a contract securing supply of farmed Karelian trout for direct deliveries to its hypermarkets in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Lenta is the first Russian retailer to have signed a long-term contract with a major Russian fish producer for trout to be grown in Karelia and delivered directly to its stores. The contract will enable Lenta to have full quality control over the entire supply and farming process while securing immediate farm-to-shelf delivery in the amounts needed. The fish will be delivered fresh to Lenta stores within 24 hours of being caught.

Lenta hypermarkets in Moscow and Saint Petersburg will offer consumers two varieties of fresh Karelian trout – Eco Trout, or trout grown naturally in river conditions closest to its natural habitat, and the lake-grown Choice Trout, farmed utilising special fish-farming nets. Lenta’s trout will be grown in Vuoksi, one of the cleanest water bodies found in the Leningrad Region, and a series of lakes linked to this river. Fish are fed with natural feeds and go through a multi-stage quality control before shipping. For our customers’ convenience, all fish will be sold gutted.

Lenta’s Commercial Director Herman Tinga said:
“While Russian consumers traditionally have a liking for fish, and restaurant consumption of fish in general is on the up, for ordinary shoppers it can still be difficult to find a good quality source of diversified fish products. Customers already know Lenta as a reliable source of high quality fish, with product selection already including nearly 60 SKU of fresh fish in all of Lenta’s hypermarkets across Russia, ranging from ordinary pollock to exotic barramundi. With this new partnership, we go one step further in offering a branded product which will be unique in freshness and quality, specifically grown for Lenta to our exacting standards”.

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 206 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,234,420 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
Russian Media:
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

FTI Consulting
International Media:
Leonid Fink
Тel: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

RUSSIA: Lenta further expands in Nizhniy Novgorod with fourth hypermarket opening

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 fourth hypermarket in Nizhniy Novgorod. The store opened on premises formerly operated by NASH hypermarket.

The new store is a Lenta compact format hypermarket located at 11 Kominterna street, Nizhniy Novgorod. The store has a total area of 8,818 sq.m with 4,483 sq.m of selling space and is open around-the-clock, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 19,000 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Nizhniy Novgorod and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 1,000 parking spaces and 20 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Nizhniy Novgorod is Lenta’s fifteenth hypermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 206 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 206 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,234,420 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

Международные СМИ:
FTI Consulting
Леонид Финк
Тел.: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

RUSSIA: Lenta opens new hypermarket in Perm

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 second hypermarket in Perm.

The new store is a Lenta compact format hypermarket located at 105 Geroev Khasana street, shopping center “Chocolate”, Perm. The store has a total area of 11,600 sq.m with 6,004 sq.m of selling space and is open around-the-clock, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 20,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Perm and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 530 parking spaces and 34 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Perm is Lenta’s fourteenth hypermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 205 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 205 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,229,937 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 Russian media:
NW Advisors
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 (495) 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

International media:
FTI Consulting
Леонид Финк
Тел.: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

Russian retailer Lenta to purchase 22 supermarkets in Siberia from Holiday Group

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta Ltd, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA / “Lenta” or the “Company”), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce an agreement has been reached with the Holiday Group to purchase 22 supermarkets in the Siberia region.

Assets
The assets to be acquired consist of 22 owned supermarkets currently operated under the “Holiday Classic”, “Kora” and “Holdy” brands. 11 of the stores are located in Novosibirsk, 7 in Kemerovo and 4 Barnaul. The average selling space per store is around 800 square meters, giving total selling space of approximately 18 thousand square meters. The stores are compatible with Lenta’s supermarket format in terms of size and layout, and the locations are complementary to Lenta’s existing stores.

Lenta’s Chief Executive Officer, Jan Dunning said:
“Lenta is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire 22 supermarkets in Siberia from the Holiday Group. This transaction will significantly strengthen our network in Siberia, giving many more customers the opportunity to shop at a Lenta store close to their homes. The stores all have good urban locations and are complementary to Lenta’s existing network.

Siberia is an important region for Lenta. The company opened its first hypermarket in Novosibirsk in 2006 and its first supermarket in the city earlier this year. We currently operate 36 hypermarkets and 4 supermarkets across Siberia, served by our distribution centre in Novosibirsk.

While Lenta remains primarily focused on organic expansion, we are happy to supplement this by acquiring high quality existing stores when suitable opportunities arise. We have a strong track record of successful integration and look forward to welcoming former Holiday store employees into the Lenta family. The stores will be refurbished and rebranded over the next few months.”

Approvals and integration
All the stores are expected to transfer to Lenta ownership before year end 2017. The transaction does not require any regulatory approvals.

The stores will be closed temporarily for refurbishment and rebranding as Lenta stores, with all works expected to be completed by end March 2018.

Lenta 2017 Guidance
Lenta’s existing guidance of about 50 supermarket openings in 2017 with capital expenditure in the range of RUB 30-35bn remains unchanged.

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 2017.

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.

Forward looking statements:
This announcement includes statements that are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements”. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not only relate to historical or current events. Forward-looking statements often use words such as “anticipate”, “target”, “expect”, “estimate”, “intend”, “expected”, “plan”, “goal”, “believe”, or other words of similar meaning.

By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances, a number of which are beyond Lenta’s control. As a result, actual future results may differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set out in these forward-looking statements.

Any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of Lenta speak only as at the date of this announcement. Save as required by any applicable laws or regulations, Lenta undertakes no obligation publicly to release the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements in this document that may occur due to any change in its expectations or to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document.

For further information please visit www.lentainvestor.com

Contact:

Lenta
E-mail: pr@lenta.com Russian media:
NW Advisors
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 (495) 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

International media:
FTI Consulting
Леонид Финк
Тел.: +44 7497 783 705
E-mail: Leonid.Fink@fticonsulting.com

Source: Lenta

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

Lenta announces the opening of its thirty ninth supermarket in Moscow

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its thirty ninth supermarket in Moscow.

The new store is a Lenta supermarket located at 3-rd Pochtovoe Otdeleniye 53А, shopping center “12 mesyacev”, Lyubertsy, Moscow region. The store has a total area of 1,502 sq.m with 934 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 7,800 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Lyubertsy and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 70 parking spaces and 8 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Moscow is Lenta’s twenty first supermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 202 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 202 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,212,170 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.

Contact:

Lenta
Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97
E-mail: pr@lenta.com

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

Source: Lenta

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its third hypermarket in Yekaterinburg

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its third hypermarket in Yekaterinburg.

The new store is a Lenta compact format hypermarket located in 22 bld.2, Partsyezda street, Yekaterinburg. The store has a total area of 8,075 sq.m with 5,241 sq.m of selling space and is open within 24 hours, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 20,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Yekaterinburg and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 220 parking spaces and 28 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is owned by Lenta.

This opening in Yekaterinburg is Lenta’s eleventh hypermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 202 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 67 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 202 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 67 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,210,245 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 45,689 people as of 31 December 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
Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97
E-mail: pr@lenta.com

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

Source: Lenta

RUSSIA: Lenta announces the opening of its thirty seventh supermarket in Moscow

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its thirty seventh supermarket in Moscow.

The new store is in 6 Partizan street, Tuchkovo. The store has a total area of 1,053 sq.m with 640 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 5,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Moscow Region and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 6 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Tuchkovo is Lenta’s seventeenth supermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 201 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 65 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia (in terms of selling space) and the country’s fourth largest retail chain (in terms of sales as of 1Q2017). The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 201 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 65 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,203,497 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 45,689 people as of 31 December 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 
Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97
E-mail: pr@lenta.com

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

Source: Lenta