France’s Leroy Merlin continues regional expansion with first hypermarket in Odesa region. Home improvement retailer Leroy Merlin is continuing to expand its presence in Ukraine with the opening of the chain’s first regional hypermarket in Odesa on 4 April. This new megastore will be the French retail brand’s fifth in Ukraine, with the others all located in capital city Kyiv. The new Odesa hypermarket will be located in Odesa’s Riviera shopping and entertainment complex and will feature an area of 12,700 meters. The hypermarket is expected to create 100 jobs and has involved an estimated investment outlay of UAH 50 million.