Ahold, Delhaize Retail Talks Signal Further Store Concentration Amid Cost And Consumer Pressure

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Retailer Ahold of the Netherlands and Belgium’s Delhaize confirmed that they are in preliminary talks about a tie-up in a move that could sound a new round of consolidation as retailers seek to attack their cost base and improve their negotiating power versus their main suppliers. A deal would be interesting and could be attractive. But the advantage gained can soon be lost again as other retailers, in Europe and in the United States, are bound to seek their own solutions in this game of musical chairs.

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