Carrefour has scooped a deal to supply 1,900 stores owned by Norwegian retail group Norges.

The French retailer will also rebrand 137 of Norges’ Meny-Ultra supermarkets under its own Champion fascia starting in 2004.

Norges has a 34% share of the Norwegian market, which had retail sales of €14bn in 2002, Carrefour said.

Apart from its Meny-Ultra supermarkets, Norges also operates Spar convenience and Kiwi discount stores.