Russian food company Wimm-Bill-Dann has increased its stake in its share capital to 3.3%.

In line with its previously announced decision, Wimm-Bill-Dann continues to invest in its own shares, the company said on Wednesday (28 May).

The company has now purchased 1,452,973 ordinary shares in the open market, which constitutes 3.3% of the total amount of issued shares.

The retailer posted a drop in full-year profit this month, hurt by an increase in expenses.

For the 12 months ended 31 December, net income dropped 27.3% to US$101.7m, down from US$140m in the previous year.

Despite this, sales for the period increased to US$2.82bn from US$2.44bn, an increase of 15.8%.