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Ahold Delhaize sells AH Groenplaats to Spar (Colruyt)

Ahold Delhaize sells AH Groenplaats to Spar (Colruyt)

There was one store, located on the Groenplaats in Antwerp, still holding back Ahold and Delhaize’s Belgian merger, but it has now been sold to Colruyt Group, which will turn it into a Spar

Ready for merger

The Belgian Competition Authority (BMA) forced the merger partners to sell thirteen stores before they could merger in Belgium: eight Albert Heijn and five Delhaize stores. The one Albert Heijn location on the Groenplaats in Antwerp failed to find a buyer, but it has finally been sold, Ahold Delhaize announced today.


The sale will be finalized within a month, the company expects, but the BMA still has to approve the sale. The store’s employees will be moved to other Albert Heijn locations nearby. Once the store has been sold, the Ahold Delhaize merger in Belgium can finally happen.

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