Carrefour has reported that sales for its third quarter reached E23bn (£21bn), a rise of 0.5% excluding petrol and at constant exchange rates.

In France, market share gains were driven by the strong performance of Carrefour Market – where like-for-likes increased 6% excluding petrol – and the success of Carrefour-branded products. The group’s convenience formats put in a good performance, as did the newly-opened Carrefour City and Contact stores. However, hypermarket sales were weak, notably in non-food.