X5 Retail Group has named Jan Fuchs as its new hypermarket format director.

Fuchs is a former chief operating officer of Czech supermarket chain Kaufland, having overseen the group’s growth to more than 80 stores. He also held the COO role at REWE Group in Russia.

“Fuchs has a proven track record of profitable growth in hypermarkets and brings critical category management expertise to the job,” said X5 chief executive Andrei Gusev.

“I look forward to working with Jan to strengthen our hypermarket format’s performance.”

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