Russia’s biggest home electronics and white goods retailer said consumer confidence weakened in Russia’s regions in the fourth quarter of 2013, impacting annual sales figures which rose one percent on a like-for-like basis., which has 333 outlets, said total sales rose 11 percent to 175 billion roubles ($5.2 billion) in 2013 as it opened 40 new stores.

In the fourth quarter, sales rose 8 percent with like-for-like sales down 1.8 percent. While the regions saw weaker performance, stores in Moscow and St Petersburg performed strongly, said.