Grupo Gigante seeks to buy remaining stake of Office Depot’s Mexican unit

New York -- Grupo Gigante wants buy the 50% stake in the Mexican unit of Office Depot that it does not already own.

The Mexican retailer on Thursday said it has offered 8.78 billion pesos ($687.34 million) to buy the stake, Reuters reported.

In March, Gigante entered into a joint venture with Petco Animal Supplies to open at least 50 stores in Mexico and other Latin American countries over seven years.