Grocery giant Casino reported an 8.5% rise in consolidated net sales to €6.98bn (£5.8bn) for the second quarter.

Sales in France rose 1.1%, or 0.2% on a like-for-like basis, while international sales jumped 23.6%, or 8.7% like-for-like. Brazil was one of the international highlights, registering a same-store sales increase of 11.3%.

Group trading profit rose 12% to €541m (£449m). Trading profit in France fell 5.5%, mostly because of weak performance at hypermarket Géant.