Dixy, the Russian retailer, today (29 July) published a set of robust first-half sales figures, posting a 48% jump in turnover.

The company booked revenue of US$964.4m; on a like-for-like basis, sales were up 26.3%.

Dixy runs over 400 stores in Russia with the majority of the outlets in the discount sector.

Russian conglomerate Mercury owns a controlling stake of 51% in the business.