- DP Eurasia reported that system sales increased 11.8% in the ten months through the end of October, as stronger performance in Turkey offset weakness in Russia.

Turkish systems sales rose 23.3%, while Russian system sales decreased 8.7%.

Online system sales grew 37.9% and online delivery system sales as a share of delivery system sales grew to 75.2% from 68.7% last year.

In Turkey, September to October like-for-like growth rate was 43.4%, driven mainly by delivery and, also, tailwinds from a temporary reduction in the VAT rate to 1% from 8%, the company said.

In Russia, operations we have continued to see an improving trend in like-for-like growth, at -6.4% and -2.2% in September and October, respectively, up from the -10.9% reported in July/August and the lows of -30%s during the Moscow lockdown in the spring.

Following restrictions to curb the covid-19 spread in Turkey, the company said it expects its stores to remain open and fully operational for takeaway, and delivery services.

In 2020, ten stores were opened overall with a further 16 leases signed in Turkey; offsetting 14 and 13 store closures in Turkey and Russia, respectively, due to Covid-19, the company said.

At 8:56am: [LON:DPEU] DP Eurasia share price was 0p at 31p

Story provided by