CASE COMMENTS : UNILATERAL PRACTICES - FOOD RETAIL STORE – ORGANIC GROWTH – NO RESTRICTION OF COMPETITION

Restriction of competition : The French Competition Authority rules for the first time on the organic growth of a food retail store

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. For the first time, the French Competition Authority (the "Authority") has ruled on the competitive impact of a transfer-expansion of a large food retailer, i.e. a purely internal growth operation. The Authority's interest in the large-scale food retail sector First of all, it should be noted that the Authority has taken a close interest in the food retail sector for several years. It first examines a large number of notifications for divestitures of large surface areas each year, taking into account the fact that in the retail sector, the merger control thresholds are set at a lower level (EUR 75 million aggregate worldwide turnover of the undertakings

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Anne Wachsmann, Restriction of competition : The French Competition Authority rules for the first time on the organic growth of a food retail store, 7 November 2013, Concurrences N° 1-2014, Art. N° 63647, pp. 73-74

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