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Carrefour Brasil posts 8.9% growth in Q3 gross sales led by Atacadao

SAO PAULO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Carrefour Brasil said on Monday its total gross sales, excluding gasoline, grew 8.9% in the third-quarter compared to a year ago, reaching 14.44 billion reais ($3.50 billion), underpinned mostly by its wholesale unit Atacadão.

In a securities filing, the local subsidiary of France's Carrefour SA said Atacadão's quarterly gross sales grew 8.9% year-on-year to 10.3 billion reais. Carrefour Brasil's online sales increased 44.2% in the same comparison. ($1 = 4.1291 reais) (Reporting by Gabriela Mello Editing by Chris Reese)