Russian supermarket chain X5 Retail Group, one of the largest in Russia, will visit Peru in March 2017. They are searching for food providers for items such as fresh mangoes, grapes, and asparagus for Russian consumers. X5 Retail Group has typical annual sales of $US 10 billion (Andina). The growing relationship between the grocery chain and Peru stems from September 2016, during a forum for food importers. Participants included representatives from national businesses and Peru’s Ambassador to Russia, Carlos Velasco (La Republica).