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Coles stores to grow bigger

Coles plans to increase the size of its supermarkets as it continues its battle with Woolworths.

Managing director Ian McLeod told investors on Wednesday the supermarket giant wants to increase its floor space by 2 percent each year.

Coles expects to open 19 new stores, close 11 stores, and extend 10 stores in the 2011/12 financial year.