November 7, 2017 / 8:23 AM / in 13 days

BRIEF-Russia's X5 opens Hong Kong office to boost direct imports

Nov 7 (Reuters) - Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group says:

* The company has opened a trade representative office in Hong Kong, its first trade representative office abroad, with the aim to increase direct imports.

* The move will help to improve purchasing terms and build up the share of direct imports of fruit, vegetables, seafood and non-food goods.

* X5 is also considering opportunities to establish similar trade offices in Central Asia and Latin America. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Moscow Newsroom)

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