X5 Retail Group to expand in-store pickup via deal with Chinese Ucharm

Source: retail, Thursday, May 16, 2019

X5 Retail Group has announced an agreement between its subsidiary X5 OMNI and the operator of the Chinese cross-board B2B platform Ucharm on strategic cooperation for the delivery of lockers for placement in Pyaterochka, Perekrestok and Karusel stores.

At the pilot stage of cooperation, which will last until September, 300 lockers are expected to be installed. Upon successful completion of the test period, another 2,700 lockers will be installed by the end of 2019. Russian consumers will be able to pick up goods purchased on the Ucharm platform, as well as from other Chinese online stores and marketplaces. (Russian language)