Ahold Delhaize Holders Approve Merger; 83 U.S. Supermarkets Reportedly For Sale

On March 14, shareholders of Ahold and Delhaize officially approved the merger of the two large European grocery chains setting the stage for a mid-year closing of the deal which was first announced on June 24, 2015.

Additionally, at its U.S, holdings, both chains are reportedly offering a combined 83 stores for sale in the Baltimore-Washington, Eastern Shore, Richmond (Central Virginia), Southern Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Lower Hudson Valley and Greater Boston markets. Those stores would seemingly represent an overlap issue for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which has yet to make its divestiture list public before we went to press. See list below.

Forty-three of those stores are non-union Food Lion units and nine of the stores on the reported selling block currently trade as Giant Food/Landover, which is unionized. An additional nine Massachusetts stores (both Hannaford and Stop & Shop banners) and two Stop & Shop   supermarkets that are located  in the Lower Hudson Valley region of New York are on the list.

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Moreover, the companies have apparently decided to sell 20 Martin’s units in the Richmond area and will keep about 45 Food Lion stores open in that market, essentially pulling the  plug on the former Ukrop’s stores it acquired in 2010 for  $140 million. Martin’s late last year announced that it would be closing three stores this summer due  – 3300 S. Crater Rd., Petersburg, VA; 7324 Bell Creek Rd., Mechanicsville; and 3000 Stony Point Rd., Richmond – due to upcoming lease expirations at those locations. Both Martin’s and Food Lion’s shares of market have been declining in recent years, due in part to the explosive growth occurring in what already was an overstored market.

That same mindset seemed to be in place in the Fredericksburg, VA area (Spotsylvania County, Stafford County and the city of Fredericksburg) where the retailers elected to attempt to sell six larger Giant/Landover stores in the market, opting to keep the 10 Food Lions units in the area open.

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Potentially Overlapping Stores For Sale:

Food Lion

  • 17232 Village Main Blvd Lewes, DE
  • 24832 John Williams Hwy Millsboro, DE
  • 36731 Old Mill Rd. Millville, DE
  • 19287 Miller Rd Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • 409 N. McNeill Rd. Berryville, MD
  • 45315 Alton Lane California, MD
  • 20995 Point Lookout Callaway, MD
  • 5896 Robert Oliver Place Columbia, MD
  • 15300 McMullen Hwy., SW Cumberland, MD
  • 219 Marlboro Ave. Easton, MD
  • 3261 Solomons Island Rd. Edgewater, MD
  • 6551 Waterloo Rd. Elkridge, MD
  • 6375 Monroe Ave Eldersburg, MD
  • 17600 Old National Sq Pike Frostburg, MD
  • 16567 S. Frederick Rd Gaithersburg, MD
  • 883 Russell Ave Gaithersburg, MD
  • 18360 College Rd. Hagerstown, MD
  • 18717 North Pointe Dr. Hagerstown, MD
  • 17718 Virginia Ave. Hagerstown, MD
  • 761 E. Wilson Blvd Hagerstown, MD
  • 19 St Mary’s Sq. Lexington Park, MD
  • 210 Harry Truman Rd Lusby, MD
  • 12100 Central Ave Mitchellville, MD
  • 9251 Lakeside Blvd. Owings Mills, MD
  • 750 Pr Frederick Blvd Prince Frederick, MD
  • 10 Village Center Rd. Reisterstown, MD
  • 5715 Crain Hwy Upper Marlboro, MD
  • 875 Lincoln Way West Chambersburg, PA
  • 4170 Philadelphia Ave. Chambersburg, PA
  • 11105 Buchanan Trail Waynesboro, PA
  • 3611 E. Market St. York, PA
  • 505 Meadowbrook SC Culpeper, VA
  • 540 Culpeper Town Mall Culpeper, VA
  • 260 Remount Rd. Front Royal, VA
  • 609 E. Main St. Purcellville, VA
  • 380 Fairfax Pike Stephens City, VA
  • 707 Fort Collier Rd Winchester, VA
  • 2600 Valley Ave. Winchester, VA
  • 249 Sunnyside Plaza Circle Winchester, VA
  • 190 Delco Plaza Winchester, VA
  • 159 Grocery Ave Winchester, VA
  • 1317 Old Courthouse Sq Martinsburg, WV
  • 11400 Winchester Ave. Martinsburg, WV

 

Giant/Landover

  • 7025 Berry Rd. Accokeek, MD
  • 200 Rosewick Rd. La Plata, MD
  • 751 S. Salisbury Blvd. Salisbury, MD
  • 550 Celebration V Pkwy Fredericksburg, VA
  • 5701 Plank Rd Fredericksburg, VA
  • 1245 Jefferson Davis Fredericksburg, VA
  • 35 Town & Country Dr. Fredericksburg, VA
  • 10346 Courthouse Rd. Spotsylvania, VA
  • 317 Worth Rd. Stafford, VA

Hannaford

  • 25 Robert Dr. Easton, MA
  • 2 Timpany Blvd. Gardner, MA
  • 182 Summer St. Kingston, MA
  • Medway Rd. Milford, MA
  • 475 Hancock St. North Quincy, MA
  • 10 Washington St. Norwell, MA
  • 434 Walpole St. Norwood, MA
  • 357 Broadway Saugus, MA

 

Martin’s

  • 253 N. Washington Hwy Ashland, VA
  • 12601 Jefferson Davis Hwy Chester, VA
  • 6401 Centralia Rd. Chesterfield, VA
  • 3107 Boulevard #15 Colonial Heights, VA
  • 40150 Brooke Rd Glen Allen, VA
  • 9645 W. Broad Glen Allen, VA
  • 10250 Staple Mill Rd Glen Allen, VA
  • 13700 Hull Street Rd. Midlothian, VA
  • 200 Charter Colony Pkwy Midlothian, VA
  • 1522 West Cary St. Richmond, VA
  • 10001 Hull St. Rd. Richmond, VA
  • 3460 Pump Rd Richmond, VA
  • 2250 John Rolfe Pkwy Richmond, VA
  • 7045 Forest Hill Ave Richmond, VA
  • 5700 Brook Rd Richmond, VA
  • 7055 Three Chopt Richmond, VA
  • 11361 Midlothian Tpke Richmond, VA
  • 4591 South Laburnum Ave Richmond, VA
  • 5201 Chippenham Crossing Ctr. Richmond, VA
  • 1015 Richmond Ave. Staunton, VA

 

Stop & Shop

  • 384 Timpany Blvd. Gardner, MA
  • 271 Main St. New Paltz, NY
  • 1357 US Highway 9 Wappingers Falls, NY