23 September 2020

Lenta opens two new hypermarkets in Saint-Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia; 23 September 2020 – Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its two new hypermarkets in Saint-Petersburg.

The first store is a Lenta hypermarket located at 10 Kollontay street. The store has a total area of 7,140 sq.m with 4,295 sq.m of selling space. The store has 161 parking spaces and 21 cash registers including 10 self check-outs. The hypermarket is opened 24 hours a day seven days a week.

The second hypermarket is located at 32 Kolpinskoe highway. The store has a total area of 7,854 sq.m with 4,099 sq.m of selling space. The store has 200 parking spaces and 21 cash registers including 10 self check-outs. The store is opened 24 hours seven days a week.

Both hypermarkets are opened in premises previously operated by SPAR.

Both stores offer a broad product range of 11,000 SKUs, which has been selected specifically for residents of Saint-Petersburg and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce.

The properties are leased by Lenta.

Lenta reconstructed premises to meet different clients’ needs and fulfill various customer journeys. The layout design of both stores is made to promote fresh and healthy food. New equipment allows making shopping more convenient and ensuring perfect representation of goods.

Lenta undertook explicit measures to ensure safe environment for its customers and employees during the pandemic of coronavirus. All Lenta stores are equipped with sanitizing stations and protective screens at checkouts and own production areas to minimize health related risks. The personnel is provided with high quality respirators and gloves and goes through body temperature control procedure daily. All the equipment and premises are cleaned with disinfectants several times a day.

The new openings are Lenta’s first and second hypermarket launches in 2020 and bring the total number of Lenta stores to 250 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 135 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region.

About Lenta
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 250 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 135 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,378,824 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 48,391 people as of 31 December 20191.

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 Severgroup, which is 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.

For further information please visit www.lentainvestor.com, or contact:

Lenta
Maria Filippova
Public Relations and Government Affairs Manager
Tel.: +7 812 380-61-31 ext.: 1892
E-mail: maria.filippova@lenta.com

1 FTE (full-time equivalent). Average FTE for 2019 was 51,908 employees