Observers weigh in on Ahold-Delhaize marriage

Observers weigh in on Ahold-Delhaize marriage

“There’s some question about whether they can get the synergies out of this deal when they haven’t really gotten synergies out of their own businesses yet.” —NEIL STERN, McMillanDoolittle

The long awaited marriage of Ahold and Delhaize will help the company to attain the size and scale to compete with its biggest U.S. counterparts, but industry observers said they would wait and see whether the combination makes for a better retailer.

The international retailers last month announced a $29 billion combination, hailing it as a “merger of equals” with complementar

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