Wine and spirits company, Marie Brizard, has been given the green light by the French Economy and Finance Minister to acquire Chais Beaucairois, the wine division of French food retailer, Casino.

Marie Brizard and Casino signed the deal in August and were awaiting official approval. The Bordeaux-based wines and spirits concern will pay Casino €22.6m ($22.2m) for Chais Beaucairois.