Dutch retail group Ahold has sold its Paraguayan supermarket chain Supermercados. No financial details were given about the sale to AJ Vierci, the owner of media, industry and trade businesses in the region.

Ahold said it would publish its restated annual results next week. The group has a deadline of September 30 to publish or it will lose access to the first part of a €2.65bn bank credit line after accounting scandals that broke in February.