X5 Retail Group has confirmed the opening of a new distribution centre (DC) in Perm, strengthening its Urals logistics infrastructure.
The logistics facility of over 23,500 sq m will supply Pyaterochka stores in the Perm Region (currently more than 280 stores). Featuring five storage zones, each with a specific temperature band, the facility is designed to accommodate all categories of goods.
The Company said the multi-format distribution centre is a key milestone in developing X5's logistics infrastructure in the Urals, with the aim of optimising the number of DCs while also ramping up their capacity and capabilities.
The DC opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Trade of the Perm Region Alexey Chibisov and Pyaterochka CEO Olga Naumova.
X5 also invited managers from over 70 suppliers to take part in the ceremony. After the ceremony, the Perm DC hosted the X5 Dialogue Forum, where representatives of X5 Retail Group's chain stores shared X5's best practices in partnering with local suppliers and food producers.
The local manufacturers received valuable advice on how to build relationships with retail chains, including information on product quality controls and requirements for transportation, storage, sales and disposal of food products set out in the Customs Union's and X5's relevant technical regulations.