Local 371 Current Events

UPDATE Regarding Ahold DelHaize Merger

To all Members at Stop and Shop, please read the letter below from Mark McGowan, Division President, to President Wilkinson


Dear Mr. Thomas Wilkinson,
As you may be aware, Royal Ahold N.V. (Ahold) and Delhaize Group (Delhaize) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to merge. I wanted to make sure you received the attached press release as soon as possible.

Ahold and Delhaize have businesses that share common values and proud histories, deep commitments to customer service and sustainability and neighboring geographies in largely separate markets that complement each other well. Most importantly, both companies have businesses with great people.

The new company, which will be named Ahold Delhaize, will have a portfolio of strong, trusted local banners with, in total, more than 375,000 associates serving more than 50 million customers every week. Ahold Delhaize’s retail stores will continue to operate under their existing banners and the merger brings together two successful companies to support Stop and Shop New England in being an even stronger and more innovative retail leader for the customers, associates and communities that we serve. With enhanced scale and reach, Stop and Shop New England will create new ways to meet the needs of its customers, new opportunities to expand its market leading digital platforms and new opportunities to make Stop and Shop New England and even better place to work.

The announced merger is subject to regulatory review and shareholder approval. We expect it to be completed by mid-2016. I will keep you posted along the way. Information and updates about the merger will also be available at http://www.adcombined.com.

Thank you for your continued focus on making Stop and Shop New England as strong as it can be.
Mark McGowan


Joint Statement from all UFCW Local Unions

Joint Statement from all UFCW Local Unions

with members working for the A&P Company

Issued: Monday, June 15, 2015


As the leaders of your Local Unions we would like all UFCW members employed by the A&P Company and all of its banners (including A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaums, SuperFresh, Food Basics, and the Food Emporium) to know that we are well aware of the rumors circulating about the potential sale of the A&P Company in whole or in part.


In order to keep our members as informed as possible, we would like to make you aware of the facts as we know them as of this posting:


• We have confirmed that A&P is actively seeking potential   

   buyers for part or all of the company.

• There is interest being shown by several companies regarding

   a purchase of A&P in whole or in part.

• The A&P Company has not contacted us directly regarding

   any such potential sale.

• We have not met with any representatives of potential buyers

   to discuss any such purchase.


For the past five years all of our Local Unions have been united, working together to protect and maintain the jobs of over 30,000 UFCW members working under the A&P banner.  Please be assured that as we move forward with a potential sale of the company your Local Unions will continue to work together to ensure that the best interests of all of our members are being protected.


Furthermore, should a sale in fact be pending, we will demand a seat at the table with both the A&P Company and any potential buyers to ensure that our members and their jobs are protected.


We will continue to issue updates on this situation as more information becomes available.  In the meantime, we urge you to ignore the rumor mill and to trust only information disseminated by the UFCW or your Local Union and its representatives.

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