Japanese supermarket company Aeon has said it will take a majority stake in its affiliate Maxvalu Chubu through a tender offer in order to reinforce group solidarity. Aeon plans to spend ¥2.8bn (US$23.27m) on four million shares in Maxvalu Chubu, a medium-sized food supermarket operator, during the period from Wednesday until 29 May, reported Jiji Press.