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Rosneft Launches Italian Café Chain A-Cafe in Moscow

20 December 2016

Rosneft announces the opening of 5 Italian Café Chain A-Café’ at Rosneft -branded retail multifunctional sites in Moscow. The project is implemented in continuation of the cooperation with HMSHost International B.V. (Autogrill S.p.A. subsidiary).

In 2014 in Sochi Rosneft opened 8 A-Café’s at its ‘Olympic’ retail sites sites. During the XXII winter Olympic games the A-Café offer gained a reputation of a high-quality service provider, which was praised by the both the residents and guests of the Olympic capital.

Rosneft actively develops the product range of its retail network which is characterized by high-quality fuel with a multi-stage quality control system and a large number of additional services including shops and cafés. The Company creates new products and services to improve consumer’s comfort.

Following the review of the café chain operations in the Moscow area, Rosneft together with HMSHost International B.V. will choose retail sites for further development of the A-Cafe chain at its sites in Moscow and other regions.

Cooperation with HMSHost International B.V. will be governed by a franchising agreement. The scope of the project is raising the profitability of cafes at Rosneft retail sites by means of cooperating with Autogrill, which is one of the biggest operator of cafes at retail sites in 30 countries all over the world, mainly in Europe.

Notes for editors:

Rosneft is the leader in the of Russian retail fuel market. The Company operates over three thousand retail sites, 150 oil terminals in 66 regions of Russia. Rosneft’s retail network in Moscow and Moscow Region includes 330 retail sites. Rosneft activity in the area of motor fuel retail and small whole sales in the region is carried out by its subsidiary RN-Moscow.

Autogrill S.p.A. is the world's leader in creating and operating fast-food cafes and restaurants. Autogrill’s chain includes over 4,200 sales points.

Autogrill's products are unique at the Russian market. The choice of products includes genuine Italian coffee, hot and cold drinks, freshly-made sandwiches, rolls, pastry and desserts. The products are made right at the café. The shelf life is no longer than 12 hours, which guarantees the freshness of products to the clients.

In 2013, Rosneft and Autogrill S.p.A. signed the agreement to use the brand name of the company at Rosneft retail sites in Krasnodar Region.

Rosneft Information Division
Tel.: 7 (499) 517-88-97
December 20, 2016