U.S. turnaround key to Delhaize pursuit of Ahold deal

U.S. turnaround key to Delhaize pursuit of Ahold deal

Delhaize Group declined to engage in merger discussions with its international rival Ahold in 2013, but reignited talks last spring following the turnaround of its U.S. business.

Talks leading to an agreement on the proposed merger began last March 8, when Delhaize CEO Frans Muller phoned his counterpart at

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