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Carrefour ends curiosity in tie-up with Auchan -Le Figaro By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The brand of French retailer Carrefour on purchasing trolleys in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photograph

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PARIS (Reuters) – Carrefour (PA:) has determined to finish its curiosity in a potential tie-up with Auchan after the 2 French retailers held exploratory talks in current months, every day newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday.

The choice was taken by Carrefour’s strategic committee on Thursday on the advice of Chief Govt Alexandre Bompard who thought-about a possible cope with Auchan as too complicated, Le Figaro stated.

Carrefour and Auchan couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.

Le Monde, one other French every day, had reported on the finish of September that Bompard was inspecting choices for sector consolidation and his group had held talks with the Mulliez household that controls Auchan.

Carrefour stated in June it had began contemplating potential consolidation, divestitures or tie-ups of its international subsidiaries, however had not decided to promote any belongings.

In January, Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard dropped its 16.2 billion euro ($19.57 billion) bid for Carrefour after the French authorities opposed the deal, citing meals safety issues.

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