Lenta, the leading Russian multi-format food and FMCG retailer, is looking for innovative solutions!

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Vladimir Sorokin, Chief Executive Officer

The Innovation Center is an important component of the comprehensive transformation that will affect the entire company. It was created for systematic work with technology projects, their implementation will contribute to enhancing business value.

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Ruslan Ardovskiy, Chief Operational Officer

Smoothly functioning operating processes are the pride of LENTA. Through innovations, we can make them even more flexible and fast.

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Tatiana Yurkevich, HR Director

Innovation and new ideas have always been one of the key values of our company. Their implementation will increase the effectiveness of business processes, including in the field of HR.

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Olga Karaeva, Innovation Center Director

We are looking forward to new breakthrough solutions and invite you to Lenta! The Innovation Center will be glad to provide you with expert support and assistance in on-boarding of your solutions.

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Sergey Sergeev, Director of Digital innovations and IT

Lenta, as an advanced company, attracts the best solutions. We are interested in working with young ambitious teams, especially in the IT field.

Lenta by numbers

89

cities

254

hypermarkets

503

supermarkets

16

million active loyalty cardholders

Opportunities

Expert/mentoring support from business and Lenta Innovation Center

Pilot project

Fast-track for quick hypothesis testing and business feedback

Long-term partnership

Selection criteria

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MVP or prototype model

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Project team of at least two people

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Business case

Selection directions

OPERATIONS
MARKETING
LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAINS

AUTOMATION OF STORE OPERATIONS

  • Robotization of in-house production processes, including 3D printing
  • Caf√© robotization (production and delivery of food)
  • Robotization of sales areas cleaning while customers are present
  • Automated solutions for wastewater monitoring and treatment technologies
  • Digitalization of the selection of goods and checkout, including checkout of controlled goods - age verification, goods protected by anti-theft means, etc.
  • Monitoring of goods in pallets with different part numbers
  • New approaches to product display and execution control
  • Fraud prevention in stores
  • Tips for employees when performing routine operations
  • New in-store payment methods
  • Energy saving technologies

NEW CONSUMER SERVICES

  • Additional services for shoppers in stores and parking lots
  • Food trucks: Transformer trucks and unmanned vehicles
  • Interactive in-store assistants
  • In-store self-service technology

NEW MATERIALS

  • Packaging that extends product shelf life
  • Biodegradable packaging
  • Recycling food waste into functional materials
  • Smart vending that interacts with the buyer
  • New services for online product sales
  • Customer service digitalization
  • Customer personalization via online or offline
  • Warehouse operations robotization
  • Technologies aimed at improving process efficiency
  • Automation of goods receipt and control of operations
  • Automation of logistic routes to mini formats of Lenta and supermarkets
  • Control of fruits and vegetables acceptance in distributions centers

PRESENTATION

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Our team

Olga Karaeva
Innovation Center Director

Dmitry Kunyashev
Head of Technology and Product Scouting

Rustam Kagirov
Head of Innovation Development

Nikolay Bovtunov
Lead Analyst

Viktoriya Delnova
Intrapreneurship Manager

Tatiana Kudryavtseva
Product Manager

Tamara Leyn
Product Manager

Anna Larionova
Manager of Innovation Development

Viktoria Aladina
Product Manager

Oksana Panferova
Product Manager

Evgeniy Smirnov
Product Manager