Koninklijke Ahold NV, and Ahold USA, Inc., In the Matter of

Last Updated:
In the Matter of Koninklijke Ahold NV, and Ahold USA, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

9610052

Docket Number:

C-3687

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Consent order settles charges that the acquisition of The Stop & Shop Companies, Inc. would substantially reduce supermarket competition in 14 communities in New England. The order requires the divestiture of 30 supermarkets within 30 days to buyers who would operate the stores in competition with Ahold's "Edwards" supermarket chain.