AHOLD CEO PLEDGES TO FOCUS ON FOOD RETAILING

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Anders Moberg, voted in as chief executive officer of Ahold during a lively shareholders meeting last week, said U.S. Foodservice, the focus of a major accounting scandal, could be back on its feet within 18 to 24 months.Moberg was speaking to shareholders -- many of them hostile about the scandal and also about his 3-million-euro-plus pay package (about $3.24 million U.S.)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Anders Moberg, voted in as chief executive officer of Ahold during a lively shareholders meeting last week, said U.S. Foodservice, the focus of a major accounting scandal, could be back on its feet within 18 to 24 months.

Moberg was speaking to shareholders -- many of them hostile about the scandal and also about his 3-million-euro-plus pay package (about $3.24 million U.S.) -- after his initial 120 days on the job.

"We don't know the true underlying

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