The French Competition Authority conditionally clears the acquisition by a food distributor of 100 stores previously owned by a competitor and for the first time recognizes the existence of a market for organic products (Bio c’ Bon / Carrefour)

Conditionnal green light to the acquisition of 100 Bio c' Bon stores by Carrefour* For the first time, the Autorité has recognized the existence of a market for organic products The Autorité clears the takeover of 100 Bio c'Bon stores by Carrefour, subject to the divestiture of eight stores On 21 September 2020, the Carrefour Group notified the Autorité de la concurrence of a plan to acquire 100 shops operated under the tradename Bio c' Bon. The transaction follows the opening of judicial liquidation proceedings before the Commercial Court of Paris on behalf of the Bio c' Bon Group. On 13 October 2020, the Autorité exceptionally granted a derogation (see box), allowing the Carrefour Group to proceed with the acquisition, without waiting for the final approval decision, which has just

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority conditionally clears the acquisition by a food distributor of 100 stores previously owned by a competitor and for the first time recognizes the existence of a market for organic products (Bio c’ Bon / Carrefour), 10 September 2021, e-Competitions September 2021, Art. N° 102212

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