May 12, 2015, 3:19 AM
- Dutch food retailer Royal Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) and Belgium's Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) have confirmed they are in talks about a possible $25B merger that could also create one of the largest supermarket operators across the Atlantic.
- Despite being based in Europe, both companies generate about 60% of their sales in the U.S.
- Ahold operates the Stop & Shop and Giant chains, as well as online grocery store Peapod, while Delhaize operates the Food Lion and Hannaford banners.
- Previously: Ahold, Delhaize surge on merger reports (May. 11 2015)