Ahold's Fresh Formats LLC said Friday that it was opening two additional bfresh stores in greater Boston — and that it would close a bfresh outlet in Fairfield, Conn. that opened less than six months ago....More
Contentious contract negotiations between Stop & Shop and union workers in New England have inspired what the United Food and Commercial Workers union called "a new degree of solidarity and cooperation among all of the local unions with Ahold members."...More
Reuters — Retailers Ahold and Delhaize said they had proposed to sell a relatively small number of stores in Belgium in a bid to win regulatory approval from the country's competition authority for their merger....More
Ahold on Thursday said U.S. sales momentum continued during the fourth quarter, particularly in the New York Metro area, where Stop & Shop benefited from competitive closures and the addition of 25 new stores as a result of the A&P wind-down....More
Ahold USA, the U.S. arm of Amsterdam-based Royal Ahold, operates 213 Stop & Shop stores in New England, 204 Stop & Shops in the New York metropolitan area, 196 units of Giant Food, Carlisle, Pa. (including 50 Martin’s Food Markets) and 168 units of Giant Food, Landover, Md. Ahold USA accounts for approximately 62% of the parent company’s estimated total sales of $39.4 billion (U.S.). Royal Ahold has agreed to merge with Delhaize Group.
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