Intersport Finland booked an increase in revenues of 8.9 percent to €46 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Its parent company, Kesko, said that its newly acquired Intersport Russia operation had a poor level of profitability on revenues of €6 million during the same period. While Finnish Intersport opened a new Budget Sport store, the Russian unit closed four stores. At group level, Kesko is looking at higher sales and profits for the next 12 months. Its total sales grew by 3.6 percent in the nine months to €7,227 million, with those generated outside Finland rising by 9.2 percent to 18.6 percent of the total turnover, but the pre-tax income declined to €162.1 million from €208.1 million.