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C&A Mexico is sold to rival Grupo Axo

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Feb 20, 2020
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Clothing chain C&A has sold its business in Mexico to its rival, Grupo Axo.

Reuters


Boudewijn Beerkens, the CEO of C&A’s parent company Cofra Holding, said on Thursday that the sale of the subsidiary was a further step towards reshaping and aligning the company portfolio to support future growth.

Last year, the company’s Brazilian subsidiary floated on the Brazilian stock exchange, but the group retains a majority stake in the South American business.

In Germany, the group shocked the industry when it announced in January plans to close 13 of its 450 stores this year. Shortly after the announcement, Eric Andrew Brenninkmeijer was appointed as the new managing director in Germany.

C&A launched in Mexico over two decades ago. The companies involved didn’t disclose how much Grupo Axo will pay for the Mexican business.

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