AHOLD TO BUY NETHERLANDS-BASED PRIMARKT

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week its Netherlands-based subsidiary Albert Heijn plans to acquire the Dutch supermarket group Primarkt.rt Heijn would support its goal of further expansion in the south of Netherlands, Ahold said.Jan Andreae, Albert Heijn president, stressed that the deal would lead to enhanced market presence and new synergies."The Primarkt stores have an attractive

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week its Netherlands-based subsidiary Albert Heijn plans to acquire the Dutch supermarket group Primarkt.

rt Heijn would support its goal of further expansion in the south of Netherlands, Ahold said.

Jan Andreae, Albert Heijn president, stressed that the deal would lead to enhanced market presence and new synergies.

"The Primarkt stores have an attractive format and strong market positions," he said. "This acquisition rein

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