Comercial Mexicana nears deal to sell restaurants -Bloomberg

lunes 18 de agosto de 2014 22:45 GYT

MEXICO CITY Aug 18 (Reuters) - Mexican supermarket chain Comercial Mexicana is closing in on an agreement to sell most of its restaurant business for around 1 billion pesos ($77 million), Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.

The firm, known as Comerci, could reach a deal as early as this week to sell a majority of its Restaurantes California and Beer Factory eateries to retailer Grupo Gigante , the report said, citing one of the two sources.

Comerci, which operates up-market stores such as City Market, said in January it was considering selling itself, and had been approached by foreign and local parties interested in a venture or sale. (Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)