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Ahold touted as rumored Tesco target

Tesco shares fell three pence to 315p yesterday amid market rumours that the company may make a significant acquisition in Europe. Brokers are reported by The Times to have been unconvinced by suggestions that the retailer will join with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to bid for Ahold, with others suggesting Carrefour as a more credible target.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2006
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Ahold/Delhaize: a merger of convenience

Dutch retailer Ahold and smaller rival Delhaize are in talks, with a merger between the two seen by many as the most plausible outcome. Ahold's and Delhaize's business operations may well be split along geographical lines, with Ahold running a future European division while Delhaize could affect the turnaround of Ahold's underperforming US arm.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Sep 2006
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Ahold: breaking up is hard to do

Against a backdrop of stagnating sales, troubled retailer Ahold has come under pressure from two hedge funds, Centaurus and Paulson. Holding a 6.4% stake in the company, the two shareholders claim that the current share price of E7.33 could rise to E9, if the group were broken up into its separate units - a prospect that now appears increasingly real.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2006
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Ahold: catching up Carrefour

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2001
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Ahold: CEO moves on

Anders Moberg, the architect of Ahold's 'Road to Recovery' program, is leaving the retailer. While the board sees the change in management as coinciding with its next phase of development, the timing of the departure seems odd as the divestment of US Foodservice has not yet been completed. By the end of the year the retailer is set to be a food only operation, but its wider future looks uncertain.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2007
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Ahold: disappointing US figures, much work ahead

Ahold's 2006 results reveal a weak US performance and a large task ahead. Ahold's sales reached E44.9 billion, up 2% on 2005. While the Dutch retailer delivered strong growth in its domestic market, the US business, accounting for 70% of turnover, is struggling. Going forward, Ahold needs to reduce debt, return its US and Czech operations to profitability and divest its US foodservice operation.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Mar 2007
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Ahold: getting a hold on Scandinavia

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2001
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Ahold: the future's bright, and not just orange

The company saw a 17% rise in net profit, double the profit increase reported by the world's leading retailer and Ahold's key rival Wal-Mart in the same period. Following several key recent strategic acquisitions, the Dutch retailer is well placed to see continuing rapid international growth in the future, despite tough economic conditions.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Nov 2001
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Ahold: the last days of Disco

Scandal-ridden Ahold can't afford any more nasty surprises, so it's focusing on mature markets. For a healthier firm, however, Ahold's South American businesses are a strong opportunity. Emerging markets specialist Tesco understandably decided in March not to buy out the struggling Dutch company - but its Brazilian unit could be another story.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2003
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Ahold: the long-term game

Published By Datamonitor
03 Sep 2001

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