AHOLD SCOUTING FOR MORE U.S. ACQUISITIONS

ZAANDAM, Netherlands (FNS) -- Ahold here is on the lookout for more acquisitions in the United States following its $1.8 billion purchase of Stop & Shop Cos., Quincy, Mass., but no deal is expected in the near future.Cees van der Hoeven, Ahold's president, said the company believes there is scope for more purchases in the United States given the size of the country. The targets are food retailers

ZAANDAM, Netherlands (FNS) -- Ahold here is on the lookout for more acquisitions in the United States following its $1.8 billion purchase of Stop & Shop Cos., Quincy, Mass., but no deal is expected in the near future.

Cees van der Hoeven, Ahold's president, said the company believes there is scope for more purchases in the United States given the size of the country. The targets are food retailers with sales of at least $1 billion a year located no further west than Chicago, an Ah

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