Ahold on Tuesday said it has agreed to acquire the Czech Republic operations of SPAR, which includes 36 hypermarkets and 14 supermarkets, for about $286 million. CONNECT WITH SN ON TWITTER Follow @SN_News for updates throughout the day. The acquisition, which Ahold said makes it the largest retailer in the country, is subject to merger clearance. Zaandam, Netherlands-based Ahold currently operates 284 Albert supermarkets and compact hypermarkets in the Czech Republic. Following the ...

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