SAO PAULO Feb 24 Brazil's GPA SA will close fewer than 60 food store units in 2017, a move that will help the country's largest diversified retailer cut expenses related to a two-year internal restructuring, Chief Financial Officer Christophe Hidalgo said in an earnings call on Friday.
GPA booked 567 million reais ($182.6 million) of "other operating expenses" last year, with about 20 percent related to the closing of the stores, Hidalgo said. "Most of the restructuring work is behind us," he told analysts. ($1 = 3.1055 reais) (Reporting by Ana Mano)
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