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• Costco Wholesale said that its June sales were up 10 percent to $6.35 billion compared to a year ago, on same-store sales that were up six percent.

• France-based Carrefour reported that its second quarter sales were up 5.9 percent to the equivalent of $29.9 billion, but said that the growth was mostly in non-French stores; the company’s sales in France were up just 0.3 percent.
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