Dutch retailer Laurus has signed an agreement with the Belgian arm of French retailer Carrefour to sell 20 of the 28 Battard and Central Cash stores which Laurus still operates in Belgium.
Laurus Belgium will continue to run the 20 stores under the Super GB fascia until GB franchisees nominated by Carrefour take them over.
German giant Metro has opened its first cash and carry store in the Ukraine, in the capital Kiev. It now operates in 27 countries. Metro chief executive Hans-Joachim Körber said the group was the first major international trading company to operate in the Ukraine.