The French Competition Authority clears merger in food retail sector in La Réunion after in-depth investigation, subject to conditions (Vindémia / Groupe Bernard Hayot)

Food retail sector in La Réunion: the Autorité de la concurrence clears the acquisition of Vindémia by Groupe Bernard Hayot, subject to conditions* On 24 January 2020, Groupe Bernard Hayot (GBH) notified the Autorité de la concurrence of its acquisition of sole control of Vindémia Group, which comprises the subsidiaries of the Casino group (Jumbo, Score, Vival, etc.) in La Réunion, Mayotte, Madagascar and Mauritius. A huge transaction in the retail sector in Overseas France Given the particularly extensive reach of this merger-acquisition transaction, in terms of turnover and the number of stores involved, the Autorité decided to conduct a specific rigorous investigation. A team of investigators, led by the Head of the Mergers Unit, travelled to La Réunion in November 2019, even before the

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority clears merger in food retail sector in La Réunion after in-depth investigation, subject to conditions (Vindémia / Groupe Bernard Hayot), 26 May 2020, e-Competitions May 2020, Art. N° 95118

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