Aeon has announced plans to boost its number of The Big hypermarkets. Aeon currently operates about 30 stores trading under The Big brand name.

The company said that it would increase The Big store numbers seven-fold over the next three years, to 200 stores.

The group also plans to convert its MaxValu and Jusco supermarkets to The Big banner. The Big stores primarily stock own-brand items and offer produce at prices 10% to 30% cheaper than rival supermarkets.