Casino-owned Big C has announced that retail sales in the second quarter of 2010 were up 2.4% to Bt18.4bn (£370m) compared with the same period last year.

Operating profit grew 12.7%, with net profit growing by 15.8% to reach Bt686m (£13.8m), compared with a net profit last year of Bt592m (£11.9m).

Gross profit of Bt984m (£20.1m) represented a slight increase of 1.9% over the same period last year. This was attributed to the sales promotion campaigns launched to support consumption in the context of economic uncertainty and political turbulence.