SAO PAULO, April 27 (Reuters) - Brazilian food retailer Carrefour Brasil SA on Monday reported a 12.5% rise in first-quarter gross revenue from the same period a year ago, with the coronavirus outbreak boosting sales in all formats, especially its food e-commerce.
Excluding gasoline, total gross sales hit 15.197 billion reais ($2.69 billion) in the quarter, the local subsidiary of France’s Carrefour SA said in a securities filing. On a like-for-like basis, excluding calendar effect, gross sales rose by 7.6% year-on-year. Online sales under the flagship Carrefour brand more than tripled.
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