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Royal Ahold, Zaandam, the Netherlands, has extended the period for its tender offer for shares of Stop & Shop Cos. to May 15. The offer previously had been scheduled to expire April 30. The extension was made to give the Federal Trade Commission more time to review Ahold's $2.9 billion acquisition of Stop & Shop, announced in late March. If FTC approval isn't received by May 15, Ahold will extend

Royal Ahold, Zaandam, the Netherlands, has extended the period for its tender offer for shares of Stop & Shop Cos. to May 15. The offer previously had been scheduled to expire April 30. The extension was made to give the Federal Trade Commission more time to review Ahold's $2.9 billion acquisition of Stop & Shop, announced in late March. If FTC approval isn't received by May 15, Ahold will extend the deadline, the company reported. As of late last month, about 6% of all common shares

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