Carrefour is fined € 425,000 for running excessive promotions

The essentials Carrefour hypermarkets have been fined 425,000 euros for violations of the rules on food promotions, the fraud prevention announced on Thursday said.

Carrefour hypermarkets were fined 425,000 euros for violating the rules for food promotions, the Fraud Repression said on Thursday.

According to a regulation of the Food Act passed at the end of 2018, food promotions are limited to 34% of the sales price to the consumer. Product categories were not defined.

Carrefour makes no recourse

The Regional Directorate for Business, Competition, Consumption, Labor and Employment (Dirrecte) Hauts-de-France has imposed the sanction “against the company Carrefour Hypermarkets for advertising advantages that are granted to the consumer more than 34% of the sales price” press release by Fraud Control ( DGCCRF).

The Management found that this failure specified the document as part of an investigation into compliance with the rules on promotions initiated by fraud suppression. The Carrefour Group contacted by AFP said it would appeal the fine to the administrative court.