Dixy Group posted a 19.4% increase in its 2010 revenues to RUB64.7bn (£1.4bn).

Like-for-like sales grew by 2.8%, boosted by strong like-for-like growth in the Urals, which were up 5.5%.

The grocer closed the year with 646 stores, including 623 Dixy supermarkets, 15 Megamart hypermarkets and eight Minimart stores, located in three Russian federal districts - central, northwest and Urals.