Carrefour sales edge ahead

Paris, France: Carrefour has reported a 5.2% increase in first-quarter group sales to €21.5bn (£14.6bn)?. Like-for-like sales excluding petrol rose 0.9% in French hypermarkets and by 2.2% in French supermarkets. Total sales in France rose 1.6% to €9.9bn?. Abroad, the company's interests in Argentina, Colombia, China, Romania, Poland and Greece all reported like-for-like sales growth above 5%.