South African retailer Edcon to sell 167 CNA stores


Shoppers walk past an Edgars store at a shopping centre in Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg, file. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Edcon, the country’s largest non-food retailer, said on Tuesday it will sell stationary retailer CNA to a consortium majority owned by Astoria Investments.

The sale, which is subject to regulatory approvals, entails the sale of 167 CNA stores and includes all brands and trademarks, Edcon said in a statement.

Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; editing by Jason Neely

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