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Reuters reports that at the Carrefour annual meeting this week, company chairman Daniel Bernard said that even if the global and economic environment is uncertain this year, “We are more than ever confident in the group's enormous capacity to reach its objectives.”

Those objectives include sales growth of at least five percent, and profit growth in the double-digits, he said.

Bernard also said that while Carrefour, the world’s second biggest food retailer, was not interested in acquiring all of troubled Ahold, preferring to focus on organic growth, certain “tactical” acquisitions of parts of Ahold might be considered.
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