CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – FRANCE – FOOD RETAIL – REMEDIES

Food retail: The French Competition Authority clears, subject to remedies, the acquisition of sole control of franchised stores by their franchisor in the food retail sector (Zormat, Les Chênes, Puech Eco / Carrefour Supermarchés France)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On April 27th , 2018, the Authority authorized, subject to commitments, the acquisition of exclusive control by Carrefour Supermarchés France of the companies Zormat and Les Chênes, which operate two predominantly food-dominated businesses with service stations under the Carrefour Market banner, in Réquista (12) and Baraqueville (12) respectively. This decision is a useful illustration of the competitive analysis carried out by the Authority in the specific case of the acquisition of a franchised outlet under the Carrefour Market banner by the head of the network. Only the acquisition of the Réquista store was likely to raise competition concerns insofar as

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (Paris)

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Sergio Sorinas, Marie Louvet, Alexis Baudelin, Food retail: The French Competition Authority clears, subject to remedies, the acquisition of sole control of franchised stores by their franchisor in the food retail sector (Zormat, Les Chênes, Puech Eco / Carrefour Supermarchés France), 27 April 2018, Concurrences N° 3-2018, Art. N° 87799, pp. 146-147

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