Dixy Group (RTS, MICEX: DIXY) is one of Russia’s leading retailers of foods and everyday products. The company specializes in developing soft discount supermarkets in Moscow, St Petersburg and Russia’s Central, Northwest and Urals federal districts.

The first Dixy store opened in 1999 in Moscow. As of November 30, 2010, the group operated 616 stores, including 593 Dixy (discounter) stores, 15 Megamart (compact hypermarket) stores and 8 Minimart (supermarket) stores.

In May 2007, the company conducted an IPO on the RTS and MICEX exchanges for a total of $360 mln. The controlling stake in Dixy Group (61.09%) is owned by Mercury Group.

In 2009, Dixy Group’s total revenues reached R54.3 bln. As of November 30, 2010, the company had a total of 222,861 m2 of selling space and employed 18,192 people.