ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here last week entered a joint venture to operate supermarkets and hypermarkets in Brazil.
tent to jointly develop further food retail operations in northeastern Brazil. Under the deal, Ahold would acquire 50% of the outstanding common shares of Bompreco's retail subsidiary. The transaction would be financed with available funds, Ahold said.
Bompreco, Brazil's fourth-largest food retailer with 1995 sales of $1.4 billion, operates 50 stores, includ