Carrefour buys up Ahold Polish arm

Paris, France: Carrefour has completed the €375m (£253.1m) acquisition of Dutch retailer Ahold's Polish operations. The sale, which includes 179 supermarkets, 15 hypermarkets and four petrol stations, was originally announced in December last year but was subject to approval by Brussels and the Polish competition authorities. This week, Ahold also completed the $7.1bn (£3.5bn) sale of its US Foodservice business to a private equity consortium including Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.