Chief executive officer Alexandre Bompard hinted at further deals in non-food activities.
The deal is the latest in a series of partnerships, agreements and acquisitions forming the sprawling retailer’s turnaround efforts.
The company said business was affected by unfavorable weather conditions and food deflation in Brazil.
The ailing retailer said its net loss came to 531 million euros, compared with net income of 746 million a year earlier.
The move allows the French grocer to bulk up the nonfood part of its e-commerce business.
The move marks the first strategic step by the French retailer’s new chief executive.