French food and clothing retailer Monoprix, which is co-owned by retailers Casino and Galeries Lafayette, has posted a 59% rise in 2002 profit, boosted by lower costs. Monoprix' 2002 profit increased after one-time costs to €120.7m (US$130.3m), compared to €76.0m in 2001. The retailer's 2002 profit before one-time costs and taxes increased 34% to €184.2m.