Spar International saw sales increase by 4.5% in 2010. The group’s worldwide retail sales grew by more than E1.3bn (£1.16bn) creating a turnover of E29.8bn (£2.65bn), a cumulative 10.4% increase over the last two years. The organisation says this rise was due to larger format stores and significant growth in key and emerging markets like Austria, South Africa, India and China. Expansion into larger formats, including Spar’s first hypermarkets in Beijing, China, and Delhi, India, led to a 7.5% increase in average store size to 5,590 sq ft.