World\Asia Pacific

Lotte to sell hypermarket in China due to plummeting sales

CGTN | Updated: 2017-09-15 10:21

Lotte to sell hypermarket in China due to plummeting sales

A Lotte Mart is seen closed in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, Sept 8, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]

South Korea's Lotte Group has begun steps to sell its discount store chain in China due to plummeting sales, Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday, citing company officials and an industry source.

The group is reportedly in talks to sell all of its China stores and has appointed Goldman Sachs to manage the sale.

So far, 87 out of the 112 Lotte Mart stores in China have been closed for over six months.

In March, Chinese customers protested against the conglomerate's role in the deployment of the controversial THAAD anti-missile shield.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it was up to consumers to decide whether international companies were successful in China or not.

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349