CARREFOUR REPORTS HARD RESULTS

PARIS (FNS) -- The "hard-discount" store format is playing an increasingly important role for Carrefour, the leading French retailer.Carrefour reported strong sales growth for its hard-discount operations in 1993 while its hypermarkets, the company's core business, felt the pressure of a weak French economy.Executives of Carrefour told shareholders at the company's annual meeting here last month that

PARIS (FNS) -- The "hard-discount" store format is playing an increasingly important role for Carrefour, the leading French retailer.

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