The French Competition Authority clears the merger of two agricultural cooperatives (Coopérative Dauphinoise / Terre d’Alliances)

The Autorité de la concurrence clears, subject to several conditions, the merger of two agricultural cooperatives, Coopérative Dauphinoise and Terre d’Alliances* Background Agricultural cooperatives Coopérative Dauphinoise and Terre d’Alliances notified the Autorité de la concurrence of their planned merger. The Autorité identified a certain number of risks that may harm competition in the markets in cereal, protein and oilseed crop collection and retail distribution of gardening, DIY, landscaping and pet products. To address these competition concerns, the parties have submitted commitments: They undertake to divest themselves of five facilities for cereal, protein and oilseed crop collection; In the garden centre retail distribution sector, in view of the particular circumstances of

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority clears the merger of two agricultural cooperatives (Coopérative Dauphinoise / Terre d’Alliances), 30 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 95627

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