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Carrefour to exit Greece


New York -- Carrefour SA said Friday it will sell its Greek supermarket business to its local partner and exit the country, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The French retailer said it would sell its 50% stake in the chain to its local partner, the Marinopoulos family, for an undisclosed amount and will take a mostly noncash charge of €220 million ($277.9 million), the report said.

Carrefour’s announcement comes two days before elections that could prove key as to whether Greece decides to stays in the euro zone.

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