PARIS — Carrefour SA sales advanced 1.1 percent during the third quarter, boosted by business in Latin America and Europe.
Revenues in the three months ended Sept. 30 for the retailer, the world’s second-largest behind Wal-Mart Stores Inc., reached 21.78 billion euros, or $24.32 billion.
Excluding petrol and calendar impacts, Carrefour’s organic growth in the period stood at 3.1 percent, up from an increase of 2.7 percent in the second quarter.
Overall, the retailer said it closed or disposed of 126 stores in the third quarter, bringing its total network to 11,812 as of Sept. 30.
During the first nine months of 2016, Carrefour registered sales of 62.33 billion euros, or $69.57 billion, down 2.4 percent in reported terms and up 2.9 percent on an organic basis.
Dollar figures are calculated at average exchange for the period in question.