*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In recent days, the Competition Authority has posted 28 new merger clearance decisions online, including 27 simplified decisions. Among these decisions is decision No. 20-DCC-164 of 17 November 2020 on the basis of which the Competition Authority has authorised the German discount retailer Aldi, which owns 883 hard discount stores under the eponymous name, to take sole control of 554 stores under the Leader Price banner and 2 stores under the Casino banner. The operation mainly raised competition concerns in the downstream market for food-dominant distribution. However, in order to analyse the areas of overlap, the Authority has adapted its method to
ALERTS: CONCENTRATIONS - FRANCE - GERMANY - FOOD - CLEARANCE - SOLE CONTROL
Sole control: The French Competition Authority authorises a German hard discount chain to buy 556 stores subject to the sale of 9 stores (Aldi / Leader Price, Casino)
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