Food Lion To Buy 62 Bi-Lo / Harvey's Stores From Southeastern Grocers

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Re: Food Lion To Buy 62 Bi-Lo / Harvey's Stores From Southeastern Grocers

Post by Knight » June 9th, 2020, 5:58 am

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June 5th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Although only technically, as Food Lion is part of the Delhaize arm (they and Ahold sort of joined together, but only partially, not a complete merger).
I wonder if Ahold Delhaize USA has ways to go to get stores (Food Lion, Hannaford, Giant (Landover, Maryland), Giant (Carlisle, Pennsylvania), Stop & Shop), pharmacy, distribution, and transportation on the same boat.

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Re: Food Lion To Buy 62 Bi-Lo / Harvey's Stores From Southeastern Grocers

Post by mjhale » June 9th, 2020, 2:37 pm

Knight wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 5:58 am
BillyGr wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Although only technically, as Food Lion is part of the Delhaize arm (they and Ahold sort of joined together, but only partially, not a complete merger).
I wonder if Ahold Delhaize USA has ways to go to get stores (Food Lion, Hannaford, Giant (Landover, Maryland), Giant (Carlisle, Pennsylvania), Stop & Shop), pharmacy, distribution, and transportation on the same boat.
Some of it probably has to do with union vs non-union drivers and distribution centers. I remember in the 1990s when Giant-MD was expanding into DE, PA and NJ with their Super G stores. They wanted to use local distribution close to the newly stores. The Teamsters who represented Giant's drivers got involved and forced Giant-MD to supply the new stores from the Landover, MD distribution center. Certainly things have changed in the intervening years but it would not surprise me if each operating section of Ahold has some limitations of hauling to each other even if the product is essentially the same.

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