Koninklijke Ahold N.V. ADR
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  • Jun. 24, 2015, 3:00 AM
    • Dutch food retailer Royal Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) and Belgium's Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) have agreed to merge, creating one of the largest supermarket operators 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.
    • Under the new deal, Delhaize shareholders will receive 4.75 Ahold shares for each share held. Ahold investors will own 61% of the €26.1B combined company and Delhaize shareholders will own the rest.
    • Previously: Delhaize and Ahold rally as merger deal gets closer (Jun. 03 2015)
    | Jun. 24, 2015, 3:00 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 14, 2015, 9:47 PM
    • Consolidation in the grocery industry could pick up even more, observes Supermarket News.
    • A large merger between Albertsons and Safeway (NYSE:SWY) has been followed by talks between Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) and Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY).
    • The increased push by Wal-Mart and Target in the sector has added pressure to leverage store growth through M&A.
    • "There is mounting pressure in the supermarket industry to consolidate operations to drive better purchasing power and leverage distribution and technology platforms," notes Wolfe Research.
    • Kroger (NYSE:KR) is seen as a likely candidate to look for a chain to acquire.
    • Previously: Ahold, Delhaize confirm merger talks (May 12)
    • Grocery stocks: RNDY, SVU, VLGEA, WFM, CASY, IMKTA, OTCPK:PUSH, TFM, SFM, WMK.
    | May 14, 2015, 9:47 PM | 8 Comments
  • 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)
    | May 12, 2015, 3:19 AM
  • May 11, 2015, 10:52 AM
    • Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) is up 13.3% after reports on a merger with Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY +3.8%) drove up shares listed in Europe earlier today.
    • The talk of industry consolidation has some other U.S. grocery stocks ahead of market averages as well.
    • Grocery gainers: Kroger (NYSE:KR) +1.0%, Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) +1.2%, Roundy's (NYSE:RNDY) +1.0%, Supervalu (NYSE:SVU) +1.0%, Fairway Group (NASDAQ:FWM) +0.9%, Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) +9.8% with earnings also a factor.
    • Previously: Ahold, Delhaize surge on merger reports
    | May 11, 2015, 10:52 AM | 3 Comments
  • May 11, 2015, 6:20 AM
    • Royal Ahold (OTCQX:AHONY) and Delhaize (NYSE:DEG) surged in early European trading after weekend reports that the Dutch and Belgian retailers are in talks to merge, a deal that would pool U.S. chains Stop & Shop and Food Lion.
    • Delhaize soared as much as 18%, valuing the company at €8.8B ($9.8B), while Ahold advanced as much as 10% for a valuation of €17B.
    • Talks between the companies are at a preliminary stage, Belgian newspapers De Tijd and L'Echo reported on Saturday.
    | May 11, 2015, 6:20 AM
  • Mar. 4, 2013, 1:07 PM
    Grocery store chain Publix is reported to be interested in acquiring Harris Teeter (HTSI -1.4%). Bidding between the company and Royal Ahold (AHONY.PK) should commence later this month.
    | Mar. 4, 2013, 1:07 PM
  • Feb. 22, 2013, 7:29 AM
    Harris Teeter Supermarkets (HTSI) is attracting interest from Dutch firm Royal Ahold (AHONY.PK), according to Bloomberg. Buying the chain would help the Stop & Shop owner expand further in the southern part of the U.S.
    | Feb. 22, 2013, 7:29 AM
Company Description
Ahold is an international food retailing group based in the Netherlands, operating leading supermarket companies in Europe and the United States. Ahold's supermarkets are powerful local brands with a strong focus on the customer, offering great value, a convenient and innovative shopping... More
Country: Netherlands