AHOLD POSTS LOSS, EYES DIVESTITURES

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Multinational supermarket operator and food-service distributor Ahold here last week said it would refrain from any major acquisitions in the next year and would divest some of its non-core operations.In a conference call discussing the company's second-quarter earnings, Cees van der Hoeven, president and chief executive officer, said the company was not looking at anything

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Multinational supermarket operator and food-service distributor Ahold here last week said it would refrain from any major acquisitions in the next year and would divest some of its non-core operations.

In a conference call discussing the company's second-quarter earnings, Cees van der Hoeven, president and chief executive officer, said the company was not looking at anything "major" to divest.

"We're looking at our non-core businesses, looking at the th

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