Chilean retailer Cencosud posted an 18.9% increase in net income during the third quarter to reach CLP45.3bn (US$93.5m).

For the quarter ended 30 September, the company reported a 13% increase in revenue to reach CLP1.5trn.

Operating income in its supermarket division grew 5.8% to CLP57.8bn, meanwhile, operating margin fell to 5.3% from 5.6% in the same quarter of 2009.

The retailer said that sales were driven up by double-digit same-store sale growth in Argentina, Chile and Brazil.