The flagship of Procurement Networking will be the retail chain Lenta, which will also present its booth at the expo with a vast assortment of fresh and frozen fish and seafood. Lenta has extensive experience working with Russian suppliers: the company purchases about 80% of its fresh fish from fishermen in the Far East and Murmansk.
For retail networks, the top priority is to build long-term relationships with food suppliers and minimize the supply chain between the production site and the store shelves as much as possible, so retailers are interested in working with Russian fish product suppliers and are ready to jointly address topical issues.
Procurement Networking is being organized by the expo operator Expo Solutions Group with the support of the administration of St. Petersburg, the Fish Union, and the Union of Independent Networks of Russia.
The promotion of domestic fish products and cooperation with retailers will also be broadly discussed during the Forum’s extensive business programme.