Grocery retailer Magnit has reported that preliminary consolidated, unaudited net retail revenue increased 42.1% to RUB335.6bn (£6.9bn). The retailer reported strong like-for-like sales growth of 11.1% together with increases of 9.7% in basket and 1.3% in traffic. Supermarkets and neighbourhood stores outperformed hypermarkets with like-for-like growth of 11.6% and 6.7% respectively. The company opened 1,254 stores and closed the year with 5,309, including 5,006 supermarkets and neighbourhood stores and 93 hypermarkets.