Système U increased share of French grocery market in 2012, it said

Système U increased share of French grocery market in 2012, it said

French retailer Système U saw sales increase in 2012, a year in which it also increased its share of the country's grocery market, the company claimed.

The company booked an 11% rise in revenue, excluding fuel, to EUR17.84bn (US$24.15bn). Including fuel sales, revenue was up 10% at EUR23.21bn.

On a comparable basis and including fuel, sales grew 3.5%.

Système U cited Kantar Worldpanel data that it said showed the retailer's share of the French grocery market reached 10%, up 0.6% year-on-year.

The retailer, which has over 1,500 stores in France, is the country's fourth-largest grocer, it said.