AHOLD MAY DIVEST FOR ACQUISITION NOD

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said it may divest up to 32 supermarkets in gaining federal and state approval for its acquisition of Stop & Shop Cos., Quincy, Mass., slated to close by the end of next month.The company also extended the period of its tender offer for Stop & Shop shares 14 days to June 28. The extension was made to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Rhode Island, Connecticut

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said it may divest up to 32 supermarkets in gaining federal and state approval for its acquisition of Stop & Shop Cos., Quincy, Mass., slated to close by the end of next month.

The company also extended the period of its tender offer for Stop & Shop shares 14 days to June 28. The extension was made to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts attorney generals more time to review the $2.9 billion de

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