In the Matter of Koninklijke Ahold N.V. and Delhaize Group NV/SA #00003

Submission Number:
00003
Commenter:
Michael O'Hern
Organization:
Edgewood Development Corporation
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Koninklijke Ahold N.V. and Delhaize Group NV/SA
Matter Number:

151-0175

In all the research I have conducted concerning the merger of Royal Ahold and Delhaize Group I have been unable to find any mention of the remaining stores in the new company's inventory AFTER the merger is complete. My organization is concerned about the Food Lion store at [REDACTED] and it's future as the only anchor food on the east side of Edgewood. The Edgewood Development Corporation is requesting that the FTC examine this issue, not only for Edgewood, but for other communities which find themselves in similar situation - faced with an unknown future of a critical community asset. We are requesting that these merging companies be asked what are their intentions vis-a-vis our community and our Food Lion. It is further requested that should it be the intent of the merger company to divest itself of this food store, the merged company, as a condition of the merger, insure that another grocery store be found to replace the divested store.