ALERTS: UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES – SIGNIFICANT IMBALANCE – BURDEN OF PROOF – FORMALISATION OF THE COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP – PRICES – SANCTIONS / FINES / PENALTIES

Significant imbalance: The Paris Commercial Court condemns a French retail group for significant imbalance (Minister of the Economy / Interdis, Carrefour)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts In the context of the evolution of its sales model via the development of convenience stores, Carrefour has reported additional logistical constraints compared to traditional supermarkets (in terms of product packaging, transport or supply of shelves, etc.). However, as these logistics services are provided by the company, it intends to invoice its suppliers through a "complementary distribution discount" (CDD), which is added to the "distribution discount" (DD) already charged to them. Following an investigation conducted by the DGCCRF during the 2016 negotiations, the Minister summoned several companies of the Carrefour group (in particular the

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Sibylle Chaudouet, Significant imbalance: The Paris Commercial Court condemns a French retail group for significant imbalance (Minister of the Economy / Interdis, Carrefour), 22 February 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100880, www.concurrences.com

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