The state opposes a takeover of Carrefour by the Canadian Couche-Tard

Bruno Le Maire is worried about the food security of the French and for employment.

Cold shower for Carrefour and its main shareholders. While the French distribution giant had just started talks with a view to selling at a high price to the Canadian group Couche-Tard, the Minister of the Economy vetoed such an operation Wednesday evening.

“Carrefour is an essential link in the sovereignty and food security of the French, which is at stake in this operation, underlined Bruno Le Maire on France 5. The day you go to Carrefour and there is no more pasta, no more rice, no more essentials, what do you do? I am not a priori in favor of the idea of ​​Carrefour being bought by a foreign group. ”

Shortly before, the Minister of the Economy had expressed his reservations by calling Alexandre Bompard, CEO of Carrefour, as well as the two main shareholders of the French distributor, Bernard Arnault and Philippe Houzé, representative of the Moulin family on the board. group administration.

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