The number of self-service stores in Mogilev Region expanded by 10.4% in January-November 2007 to reach 1,130 (total area over 142,000 square metres), Interfax learnt from the regional trade and service department.
Self-service stores account for 27.9% of the total number of shops in the region, the source specified.
598 enterprises in the spheres of trade, public catering and consumer services are equipped with cahier machines that accept bank cards. Payments by card accounted for 0.96% of the total retail trade turnover this January-October (0.4% as of January 1, 2007).
Currently there are 4,823 retail trade outlets in Mogilev Region, including 4,098 stores, 38 trade centres and 687 stalls.