New Delhi: Reliance Retail and Bharti Enterprises are understood to be in talks to buy India assets of the world’s second largest retailer Carrefour that has decided to exit the country by closing its five stores. According to industry sources, the availability of ready-made cash and carry stores and associated infrastructure is drawing interest of the two leading Indian firms. When contacted, Reliance Retail and Bharti Enterprises spokespersons declined to comment. Similarly, Carrefour India regional director Frank Kenner declined to comment on talks regarding selling its India assets. On Monday, Carrefour in a statement announced its intention to close its five cash and carry stores in India.

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