French retailer Auchan plans to increase sales of private-label in its Russian stores by 80% within two years. It also hopes to up its Russian stores from 1,700 to 3,000, said Auchan Russia board member Ludovic Holinier. In 2011, the retailer opened 12 stores in the country. The retailer recently said its sales growth last year was mainly in new markets, such as Russia and China.