USA: Ahold's Giant Food faces opposition over plans to build warehouse in Maryland
A US$2m incentive package for Giant Food Inc, a subsidiary of Dutch retailer Ahold, to build an enormous warehouse in Jessup, Maryland, has come up against stiff oppositions from legislators. Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Prince George's) referred to the incentives as "corporate bribery". Miller anticipated that state analysts, who have investigated the proposal, will be reluctant to recommend it to the Legislative Policy Committee, which is due to vote on it next week after a public hearing.
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