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Ahold And Delhaize Confirm Merger Talks, And More…

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Last updated on May 12th, 2015 at 08:29 am

Supermarket News In Brief…

Dutch food retailer Royal Ahold and Belgium’s Delhaize have confirmed they are in talks about a possible $25 billion merger that could also create one of the largest supermarket operators across the Atlantic, according to reports. Despite being based in Europe, both companies generate about 60 percent of their sales in the U.S. Ahold operates the Stop & Shop and Giant chains, as well as online grocery store Peapod. Delhaize operates the Food Lion and Hannaford banners. Massachusetts is the only state in the country in which both companies have stores…

Mondelez International has formed a new global partnership with ChannelSight to maximize e-commerce sales opportunities across its digital media touchpoints such as brands’ product pages, social media and video advertising. Over the coming months, Mondelez International will continue to add “Buy Now” buttons to owned, earned and paid media platforms across 25 markets, linking to more than 130 retailers’ websites, to make it easy for shoppers to both find and buy Mondelez International products online. After a successful pilot phase in 20 markets with more than 100 retailers, the company is now rolling out the technology to additional regions and markets, with brands such as Oreo cookies, Cadbury chocolate and Trident gum…

National Fish & Seafood of Gloucester, Massachusetts, a U.S.-based division of Pacific Andes Group, is expanding its product offerings, personnel and promotional efforts to serve its major retailer, distributor, institutional food service and restaurant chain partners across the nation. The company also has established new globally recognizable certification programs to help ensure seafood is caught, harvested and processed using sustainable, socially responsible practices. The company has appointed James Faro as director of sales and research and development. The company has seen a record-breaking first quarter with new listings with grocery retailers Albertsons and Safeway. With the implementation of a refreshed team-based sales approach and new initiatives under way in Seattle, Washington, Ohio, New Jersey and Massachusetts, the company has refocused its seafood product offerings into six categories—bagged shrimp, bagged fillets, breaded shrimp, breaded fish, specialty, and stuffed…

The annual Frozen & Refrigerated Association of the Northeast (FRANE)-Ryan Marrocco Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, May 19, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start at the Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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Mike Berger

Mike was Editor at The Griffin Report of the Northeast.


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  • In addition to Massachusetts, Ahold and Delhaize overlap in Maryland and Virginia, especially the hypercompetitive Richmond, VA market where Ahold’s Martin’s banner (ex-Ukrop’s) competes with Delhaize’s Food Lion for tops in market share.

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