Canadian Couche-Tard abandons Carrefour acquisition plan, companies say

(Reuters) – Canadian Alimentation Couche-Tard and European retailer Carrefour SA, have agreed to extend their discussions to examine operational partnership opportunities, after Couche-Tard abandoned its bid to acquire Carrefour, they have the two companies said in a joint statement Saturday.

Reportage by Ann Maria Shibu in Bengaluru; Editing by Frances Kerry