25 April 2024

Pyaterochka opens a major distribution centre in the Samara Region

Samara, 25 April 2024 –X5 Group (“X5” or the “Company”, LSE and MOEX ticker: FIVE), a leading Russian food retailer, announces another milestone in developing its logistics infrastructure in the Volga Federal District with the opening of a distribution centre (DC) in the Samara Region to serve its Pyaterochka retail chain.

The DC in Samara is the second largest among all Pyaterochka DCs with an area of 73,000 square metres. It features six storage areas, including warehouses for dry goods and alcohol as well as storage areas for fresh products, frozen foods, confectionery, and fruits and vegetables. Each section has its own special temperature conditions to keep products fresh.

At full capacity, the DC will process 4,500 tonnes of shipments daily. It currently serves about 820 Pyaterochka stores in the Samara and Ulyanovsk Regions as well as 600 stores in the Saratov, Penza, and Orenburg Regions and the Republic of Bashkortostan through other DCs. In addition, the DC acts as a hub to restock other DCs in Saratov, Penza, Orenburg and Ufa.

The new DC will enable producers in the Volga region to cut their transportation costs while expanding their sales footprint. The logistics hub currently handles shipments from more than 750 suppliers. In addition, the DC will further increase the share of producers based in the Samara Region in X5’s assortment, which currently reaches 34% in dairy and 19% in deli meat. The Company works with 52 local suppliers, with 38 of them supplying their products beyond the region.

The DC’s seamless operation is ensured by 550 local employees. The Pyaterochka chain provides a total of over 6,500 jobs for local communities in the Samara Region.