FTC Continues Focus On 'Traditional Supermarkets'

Law360, New York (August 1, 2016, 11:50 AM EDT) -- James A. Fishkin

Rani A. Habash After an investigation setting a longevity record for supermarket deals,[1] on July 22, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission accepted for public comment a consent order requiring Koninklijke Ahold NV, which operates Stop & Shop, Giant and Martin's supermarkets, to divest 81 stores in 46 local markets to seven "upfront buyers" in order to obtain clearance to acquire Delhaize Group, which operates Food Lion and Hannaford supermarkets. The post-merger Herfindahl-Hirschman Index in the 46 local markets ranged from as low as...
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