PARIS — Carrefour SA said sales rose 3.9 percent in the first quarter as strong growth in emerging markets partially compensated for continued tough trading conditions across most of Europe.
Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer behind Wal-Mart Stores Inc., posted sales of 24.7 billion euros, or $33.76 billion, in the three months ended March 31, representing an increase of 2.1 percent at constant exchange rates. Dollar figures have been converted at average exchange rates for the periods to which they refer.
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