AHOLD AGREES TO ACQUIRE TWO RETAILERS IN SPAIN

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week it has agreed to acquire two more retail chains in southern Spain -- Mercasol and Las Postas -- with additional acquisitions anticipated.Last week's pending acquisitions, encompassing 10 stores with combined sales exceeding $37 million (at a rate of $1 equals 0.94 Eurodollars), would bring the number of Ahold-owned supermarkets in Spain to 186, with

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week it has agreed to acquire two more retail chains in southern Spain -- Mercasol and Las Postas -- with additional acquisitions anticipated.

Last week's pending acquisitions, encompassing 10 stores with combined sales exceeding $37 million (at a rate of $1 equals 0.94 Eurodollars), would bring the number of Ahold-owned supermarkets in Spain to 186, with annualized sales approaching $424 million, the company said.

Mercasol operates

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