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(Reuters) – Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky has pushed debt-strapped French retailer On line casino’s administration to promote its largest shops forward of his deliberate bailout, the Monetary Instances reported on Wednesday, citing three individuals conscious of the discussions.
Kretinsky had expressed issues in regards to the feasibility of protecting the shops to the corporate’s founder Jean-Charles Naouri months in the past, FT mentioned.
On line casino didn’t instantly reply to Reuters’ request for remark.
French meals retailers Intermarché, Système U, Auchan and Carrefour (EPA:) are among the many bidders lining as much as purchase the shops, the report mentioned, including that Germany-based low cost chains Lidl and Aldi are additionally planning separate provides.
Talks with Lidl and Intermarché are in probably the most superior stage, whose mother or father firm Groupement Les Mousquetaires already agreed to purchase about 60 shops from On line casino in Could, the report added.
The French grocery store group on Monday mentioned that it has acquired expressions of curiosity for its hypermarket and grocery store shops, declining to call the bidders or variety of shops it intends to promote.