Why Carrefour did everything to buy back Bio c’Bon



The Carrefour group, which has made strengthening its organic activity one of its priorities, has been chosen by the Paris Commercial Court to take over the specialist distributor Bio C’Bon and its thousand employees, announced its CEO Alexandre Bompard this Monday, November 2 on Twitter. On this occasion, we repropose this article published on October 14th.

The battle rages on. Bio c’Bon, a brand specializing in organic food, filed for bankruptcy at the end of August. Since then, the various candidates have been at loggerheads, pending the hearing of the Paris Commercial Court, scheduled for Friday, October 16. The rivals had until midnight Tuesday, October 13 to submit their enhanced takeover offers. The Naturalia / Bernardo Sanchez Incera tandem having thrown in the towel, a few partial offers and three global offers remain in the running: those of the duo Biocoop and Marcel & Fils, of the Zouari family and of Carrefour. These all undertake to take over all or almost all of the employees and stores, but are guided by separate strategies.

Biocoop has been asserting, from the start, the legitimacy of the cooperative on the organic market, which it has greatly contributed to structuring for thirty years and which constitutes 100% of its activity. Soraya and Moez-Alexandre Zouari, shareholders at 44.5% of Picard and franchise owners of hundreds of Franprix and Monop ‘supermarkets (Casino group), cajole the “small carriers” Bio c’Bon. These 2,850 actuated

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