Mercator has reported first-half revenue of €1.4bn (£1.24bn), up 6.1% year-on-year. Net profit grew by 4.9% to €18.5m (£16.3m). The company’s measures for the period included lowering the prices of more than 2,000 products, which required an investment of almost €12m (£10.6m). The sales area of the company’s operations grew by more than 333,680 sq ft, almost half of which was due to expansion in Serbia. Mercator is continuing to develop supplementary services, having moved into forecourt station retailing.