July 29 (Reuters) - Casino CFO Antoine Giscard d‘Estaing tells a conference call:
* Says that any lag from target of achieving 1.5 percent like-for-like sales growth in France in 2016 would be offset by margin improvements.
* “We are keeping our French profit goal because we have enough levers in case of a (sales) lag to compendate with improved margins, costs” CFO says
* Casino has said it was confirming its target for French operating profit of 500 million euros in 2016, subject of the pursuit of consumption trends. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Dominique Vidalon)