In the Matter of Koninklijke Ahold N.V. and Delhaize Group NV/SA #00002

Submission Number:
00002
Commenter:
Keith Funger
Organization:
Newgen Corp
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Koninklijke Ahold N.V. and Delhaize Group NV/SA
Matter Number:

151-0175

Did Royal Ahold in their merger disclosures identify a Giant Food leasehold interest in a shopping center located in the 2300 Block of Wooton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland. This interest gives Giant the ability to reopen a shuttered store and if not mentioned in the documentation provided to the FTC for the approval of the merger may violate the spirit of the FTC decree. If Royal Ahold neglected to mention this location in its documentation the FTC can require the leaseholder - Giant Food to terminate the leasehold in the shuttered store and forever preclude a pre-merger store under the control of Royal Ahold to become active post merger. If the location was identified in the merger documentation then please disregard these comments. HOWEVER if this location was not disclosed to the FTC during its consideration of the merger then the FTC can act to prevent the reopening of a post merger store without disruption to the merger. Thank you for your consideration.