April 30, 2019 / 10:38 AM / in 3 months

French supermarket group Auchan to sell 21 sites in France

A customer walks with a shopping trolley at the entrance of an Auchan Hypermarket store in Saint-Sebastien-Loire near Nantes, France, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket retailer Auchan has decided to sell 21 sites in France, as a result of the tough business conditions within the sector that have already impacted its rivals such as Carrefour and Casino.

Auchan said on Tuesday that its decision to close the sites was due to poor results in its main French business.

The company added there could be job losses if no suitable buyers could be found for the sites.

Last week, Casino reported weaker sales within its core French market.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Leigh Thomas

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