SAO PAULO, March 24 France's Casino Guichard
Perrachon SA has decided to delay the sale of its
Brazilian appliance retailing unit, one person close to the
company said on Friday.
The interested parties should have delivered bids to acquire
Via Varejo SA on Friday.
The source said the bidding process was delayed because the
Klein family, which has a 27-percent stake in Via Varejo, has
expressed interest in acquiring Casino's stake.
The source declined to elaborate on a new time frame for the
sale. Casino and the Klein family declined to comment.
(Reporting by Paula Laier; Writing by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing
by Sandra Maler)