Mexican retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico (Walmex) has reported an 8.6% rise in February same-store sales compared to the same month of last year.

Walmex, which is majority owned by US retail giant Wal-Mart, said total February sales were 9.72bn pesos (US$890m), a rise of 15.3% from the year-ago period, reported Dow Jones International News.

The retailer also said it had opened a Bodega Aurrera discount supermarket in Guadalajara in the western state of Jalisco.