Ahold has received a preliminary approval to acquire SPAR operations in the Czech Republic from the competition authority. The retailer must divest a limited, unstated, number of stores in the country.

  • The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2014.
  • In March 2014 Ahold announced  the acquisition of 36 hypermarkets and 14 supermarkets from Spar for a consideration of CZK 5,245 million (EUR 191 million).