Beleaguered Dutch food retailer Laurus was expected to resume trading today [Thursday] on the Euronext bourse in Amsterdam. Trading in the group's shares had been suspended while talks ensued about the acquisition of a major stake by French peer Casino. The group was subject to a so-called penalty listing since 17 May, when it moved into negative equity. The group has since given its balance sheet a shot in the arm by issuing new shares to Casino.