AHOLD PUTS BI-LO AND BRUNO'S ON THE BLOCK

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week it intends to sell the supermarket chain with which it entered the U.S. market in 1977, Bi-Lo, Mauldin, S.C., as well as one of its more recent acquisitions, Bruno's, Birmingham, Ala.Analysts said the move should strengthen the company, still reeling from last year's $1 billion accounting scandal and committed to reducing its debt by $3.2 billion within

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week it intends to sell the supermarket chain with which it entered the U.S. market in 1977, Bi-Lo, Mauldin, S.C., as well as one of its more recent acquisitions, Bruno's, Birmingham, Ala.

Analysts said the move should strengthen the company, still reeling from last year's $1 billion accounting scandal and committed to reducing its debt by $3.2 billion within the next two years.

Analysts' estimates for how much Ahold could receive f

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