- Russian food retailer X5 Retail said it had expanded its logistics infrastructure in the Siberian Federal District by opening up a Pyaterochka distribution centre in Novosibirsk.

The 38,500 square meter Tolmachevo distribution centre would be used by Pyaterochka stores in the Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk and Kemerovo regions, Krasnoyarsk and Altai territories, and the republics of Altai and Khakassia, handling up to 5,000 tonnes of goods per day, the company said. Its capacity enabled it to serve up to 1,200 retail outlets, it added.

The new site would be a hub for local suppliers seeking to keep up with the rapid pace of Pyaterochka's expansion in Siberia. At full capacity, it would be able to handle products from more than 700 suppliers, driving the share of the Novosibirsk region's producers up from about 20%.

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