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Darty spaces deployed within Carrefour hypermarkets, the Autorité today issues a decision of non-controllability

Published on July 01, 2020

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On 22 May 2020, Fnac-Darty notified the Autorité de la concurrence of its plan to deploy sales spaces dedicated to retail distribution of household appliance products, operated under the Darty brand (“shop-in-shop” model) ), in 30 Carrefour stores.

Following its analysis, the Autorité today sent a decision on non-controllability to Fnac-Darty, indicating that this transaction did not constitute a merger as defined by article L. 430-1 of the French Commercial Code. As a result, the planned transaction is not subject to the notification obligation provided for by the French Commercial Code.

As a result, Fnac-Darty and Carrefour are free to carry out this project without the clearance of the Autorité being necessary.