The Canadian Competition Authority reaches an agreement with a convenience store chain on the acquisition of gas stations in Atlantic Canada (Alimentation Couche Tard / Wilsons)

Introduction Canada’s Competition Bureau (Bureau), [1] which assists the Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) in the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act (Act), [2] announced on 30 August 2022 that the Commissioner had reached an agreement with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc (Couche-Tard) [3] and its affiliates regarding the acquisition of Wilsons [4] gas stations. [5] Wilsons operates and supplies Esso, Wilsons Gas Stops and Go! Store retail gas outlets in the four Atlantic Canada provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland/ Labrador. To deal with the Commissioner’s concerns about any substantial lessening of competition resulting from this transaction, Couche-Tard agreed to divest 46 Wilsons locations and supply agreements, and

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Gavin Murphy, The Canadian Competition Authority reaches an agreement with a convenience store chain on the acquisition of gas stations in Atlantic Canada (Alimentation Couche Tard / Wilsons), 30 August 2022, e-Competitions August 2022, Art. N° 109175

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