The board of Royal Ahold is not divided over pressure from investors Paulson & Co and Centaurus Capital to sell off its US operations and concentrate on its European activities, a representative for the company told just-food yesterday (12 September).

Yesterday, Ahold CEO Anders Moberg sent an email to the retailer’s 800 executives, which was obtained by the Financial Times. In it, Moberg denied media reports that the company’s board is divided.

The company told just-food that it is currently completing a strategic review, which will be presented at some point this autumn. Ahold is as yet unable to give a more specific indication of when this is likely to be.