Supermarket retailer Casino to sell six stores to rival Leclerc

French supermarket retailer Casino, in the process of divesting assets to cut debts, has agreed to sell six of its 'Geant' hypermarket stores to domestic rival Leclerc for 100.5 million euros (88.70 million pounds).

Reuters

"Reducing these losses will contribute to the group's growth objective in trading profit in the France retail segment," Casino said in a statement on Saturday.

Late last week, Casino reported a slight slowdown in revenue growth during the fourth-quarter as anti-government protests in France impacted its business, although Casino kept its overall financial targets.

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