St. Petersburg, Russia; 31 January 2019– Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth hypermarket in Kazan.
The new store is Lenta compact hypermarket located at 1A Kopylova street. The store has a total area of 8,890 sq.m with 5,232 sq.m of selling space and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A broad assortment of products of 20,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Kazan. The store has 452 parking spaces and 20 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes. The property is owned by Lenta.
Product assortment of the hypermarket includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce.
The new opening is Lenta’s first hypermarket launch in 2019 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 245 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 135 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Siberia, Urals and the Central region.
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 245 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 135 supermarkets in Moscow, St Petersburg, Central, Siberia and Ural regions with a total of approximately 1,472,714 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,500 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 800 sq.m. The Company operates twelve 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 45,759 people as of 31 December 20181 .
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.
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1FTE (full-time equivalent). Average FTE for FY2018 was 43,283 employees