Source - SMW
Russia retail chain Lenta's total sales rose by 19.2% to RUB365.2bn in the year to the end of December and accelerated to 23.4% in the fourth quarter.

Like-for-like sales were up 0.9% for the year and by 5.2% in the fourth quarter.

 Lenta started expansion of its supermarket format in Siberia and Ural regions during the year.

The group opened a total of 40 new hypermarkets and 49 new supermarkets during the year in line with the company's FY 2017 store opening guidance - 30 new hypermarkets and 33 new supermarkets were opened during the fourth quarter.

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