Retailer Ramayan Lestari Sentosa (RALS) opened new store, Ramayana Prime in City Plaza Jatinegara, to realizing its plan for expansion. RALS opts to add stores for boosting its revenues growth, though the retail industry is now on poor growth with many having closed some outlets amid the weak purchasing power. This year, RALS opened four stores in Harapan Indah, Pondok Aren, Cikupa, and Jatinegara. RALS said its same store sales growth (SSSG) declined 0.9% in Jan-Nov 2017 period due to growing expenses alongwith the electricity tariff hike, higher mall rental charges, and higher minimum workers salary.