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J&T a potential buyer of Slovakia’s Ahold outlets

Reports have been emerging that Slovak private equity group J&T is planning to take over outlets in Slovakia held by Dutch company Ahold, including Hypernova hypermarkets and Albert supermarkets. If the transaction takes place, individual the operation of the outlets will be transferred to cooperative retail chain Coop Jednota.

The head of Coop Jednota Prešov, Ján Plučinský, confirmed J&T had been in communication with him about this. According to him, the Prešov cooperative is interested in operating the Hypernova hypermarkets in Prešov and Bardejov. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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