Citilink General Director Mikhail Slavinsky said during the opening ceremony of a logistics center with a showroom in St. Petersburg that the well-known retailer specializing in electronics and household appliances plans to establish its own production of goods.
We have now agreed that we will work out options for interaction and building up production. Perhaps something will come of it. But all this must be considered. Of course, if there is an opportunity, we will consider it and implement it.
At this stage, Mikhail Slavinsky did not specify what kind of products Citilink plans to produce and how long it will take to set up production. Kirill Soloveichik, chairman of the St. Petersburg committee for industrial policy, innovation and trade, confirmed that the city authorities had discussed its production plans with the company, but also did not go into details.
Next week, Citilink will start accepting applications from Russian manufacturers who want to present their products in the showroom. Today, the share of Russian goods in the retailer’s assortment is about 10% out of 150,000 items.
Mikhail Slavinsky added that there are no global disruptions in the supply of goods, and also stressed that there are enough stocks of goods. In warehouses there are even products of brands that have left Russia.