AHOLD OVERALL RESULTS UP; U.S. SALES, PROFITS ADVANCE

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said overall corporate sales for the third quarter ended Oct. 8 rose 5.1% to $4.3 billion. Sales rose 0.9% for the 40 weeks to $13.8 billion.eks into the 12-week quarter.In Ahold's U.S. operations, sales rose 14.5% to $2 billion for the quarter and 11.6% to $6.2 billion for the 40 weeks. Operating income increased 19.4% to $48.1 million for the quarter and 14.3%

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said overall corporate sales for the third quarter ended Oct. 8 rose 5.1% to $4.3 billion. Sales rose 0.9% for the 40 weeks to $13.8 billion.

eks into the 12-week quarter.

In Ahold's U.S. operations, sales rose 14.5% to $2 billion for the quarter and 11.6% to $6.2 billion for the 40 weeks. Operating income increased 19.4% to $48.1 million for the quarter and 14.3% to $155.3 million for the 40 weeks.

3RD-QUARTER RESULTS

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