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The 900th store of Perekrestok supermarket

The 900th store of Perekrestok supermarket © X5 Group
© X5 Group


The retailer Perekrestok, part of X5 Retail Group (Russia), opened its 900th supermarket. It is located in Tyumen (Ural region). The design of the store comprises the departments of ready-to-eat and ready-to-go produces; there is a zone for healthy life style merchandise. Half of the supermarkets’ area is reserved for fresh category goods. The assortment includes 17,000 SKU.

Perekrestok has recently considerably expanded its penetration into Ural Federal region; 18 supermarkets were open in June and July.

By the end of June, Perekrestok was running 867 stores located in 146 cities and towns of Russia.

X5 Retail Group is the leading Russian FMCG retailer operating under several brand: Piaterochka (16,096 discounters), Perekrestok (867 supermarkets) and Karussel (62 hypermarket). The goods are consolidated on 42 distribution centers in several regions.

With the staff exceeding 307,000, the company is also one of the largest Russian employer.

Endeavouring to become the leader of digital transformation of the market, the Group uses the services of 1,500 IT and Data specialists.

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A first store for The Food Warehouse in Northern Ireland

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The Food Warehouse has entered Northern Ireland for the first time with the opening of a flagship in County Antrim that has created 30 new jobs.

Located in Longwood Retail Park, Newtownabbey, parent company Iceland invested close to £1 million for the new 9500sq ft store.

It is also the 121st store opened in The Food Warehouse’s six-year history.

The Newtownabbey store will continue The Food Warehouse’s mission to offer shoppers a wholesale grocery store without the need for membership, in an open plan, easy-to-shop environment.

“Since the first door opened back in 2014, The Food Warehouse has grown from strength to strength, exceeding our expectation,” Iceland managing director Richard Walker said.

“Moving into Northern Ireland is a huge landmark for the business, as it continues to perform extremely well.

“We’re proud to work with local suppliers in Northern Ireland across our fresh, frozen and grocery products.”

Fresh, frozen and ambient food deals are available across more than 3000 product lines in each Food Warehouse store, as well as “When it’s Gone, it’s Gone” deals and homeware items.

“It’s incredibly important to innovate and understand what their customers want, which is how The Food Warehouse came to be,” Walker said.

“As the future of the high street remains uncertain and more and more bricks-and-mortar stores lie empty, there’s a responsibility to the government, but also retailer, to rethink how they operate in the increasingly competitive grocery retail sector.”