Lenta has one of the biggest sales turnovers among Russian grocery retailers. The company was founded in Saint Petersburg in 1993. Today, Lenta governs 82 hypermarkets in 47 cities of Russia. In Moscow and its region, the company develops the supermarket format and manages a network of 14 stores.
The total shopping area under company’s management is about 545,000 sq m. The average Lenta’s hypermarket has 6,400 sq m of shopping area. The company operates 4 distribution centers for hypermarkets. Lenta employs 27,800 people. The loyalty program of the retail network numbers more than 5.3 million of active customers.
The largest shareholders of Lenta are TPG Capital, Evropeisky Bank Reconstruktsii i Razvitiya and VTB Capital.