Belvedere has sold Galeria Alkoholi to French retailer Carrefour

Belvedere has sold Galeria Alkoholi to French retailer Carrefour

Belvédère has finalised the sale of its Polish liquor store business, Galeria Alkoholi, to Carrefour for an undisclosed sum.

The company outlined plans for the divestment with its Q1 results, saying it intends to "divest its assets that are no longer core business". Galerie Alkohol operates 39 liquor stores in Poland.

Jean-Noël Reynaud, CEO of Belvédère, said: "Our BiG 2018 strategy consists in focusing our development on our core businesses, of which this retail activity in Poland was no longer a part. This divestment has been rapid and shows our ability to deploy our strategy with agility. I am also pleased that this has been divested to a player such as Carrefour that will be able to realise its potential."