Auchan will open six hypermarkets in Russia in 2012, Auchan Russia chief executive Jean-Pierre Germain has revealed.

“We will open six classic hypermarkets next year and continue to work on projects that are not yet complete,” Germain said.

The hypermarkets will be located in Nizhny Novgorod, Ryazan, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Volgograd and Rostov-on- the-Don.