October 10, 2018 / 5:04 PM / 8 days ago

MEDIA-Leclerc eyeing some Casino's hypermarkets-Challenges

** The head of French retailer Leclerc tells news magazine Challenges.fr his group is discussing the purchase of some hypermarkets from rival Casino.

** “We are in discussions to buy some Geant hypermarkets of the Casino group,” CEO Michel Edouard Leclerc is quoted as saying.

** Indebted retailer Casino could sell or turn some its 20 loss-making hypermarkets in France into franchises, among options for the stores it has outlined to worker unions, a spokesman told Reuters last week.

Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy

Further company coverage: (Reporting by Paris Newsroom)

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