Koninklijke Ahold N.V./Safeway Inc., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Koninklijke Ahold N.V./Safeway Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

121 0055

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Koninklijke Ahold N.V., the parent company of Giant Food Stores, LLC, agreed to sell a supermarket outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to settle charges that its proposed acquisition of the Genuardi's supermarket chain from Safeway Inc. otherwise would be anticompetitive. The transaction, if completed, would eliminate competition between Giant and Genuardi's.  To preserve competition in the local grocery market, the consent order requires Ahold to sell a supermarket in Newtown, Pennsylvania to McCaffrey's supermarkets.