AHOLD REVISITED

BRAINTREE, Mass. -- The buildup is over.After 25 years of growth in the United States through a series of acquisitions, the retail arm of Ahold USA is hunkering down in its new headquarters here as a company that will have two major divisions and very little in the way of an umbrella organization.In an interview with SN last week, Bill Grize, president and chief executive officer, Ahold USA, explained

BRAINTREE, Mass. -- The buildup is over.

After 25 years of growth in the United States through a series of acquisitions, the retail arm of Ahold USA is hunkering down in its new headquarters here as a company that will have two major divisions and very little in the way of an umbrella organization.

In an interview with SN last week, Bill Grize, president and chief executive officer, Ahold USA, explained that Ahold's retail support operations will be absorbed in the next f

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