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Focus: Will synergies lift Ahold Delhaize in US?

Focus: Will synergies lift Ahold Delhaize in US?

The merger between European retailers Ahold and Delhaize is significant because it will allow the group's to scale up in the key US market, where the majority of revenue is generated. Announcing the deal, the companies said EUR500m (US$560m) in annual synergies are on the table. But these, as and of themselves, will do little to raise the combined group's lacklustre US growth trajectory. Katy Askew looks at the impact the merger will have in the US – and whether Ahold Delhaize will deliver on their promise to drive consumer-led innovation.

US: Online service Instacart enters Los Angeles

US food delivery service Instacart has started doing business in Los Angeles, its seventh city since its launch in San Francisco in 2012. Instacart, which claims to be the only service…

US: Costco Q1 sales rise 5%

Costco booked a 5% increase in group sales for the first-quarter today (5 December), as the group was able to shrug off the impact of gasoline price deflation and foreign…

US: Wholesale giant Costco to enter Spain

US wholesaler Costco plans to enter Spain next spring, its eighth overseas market. Costco is aiming to open two stores in Spain "next spring and summer", CFO Richard Galanti said…