AHOLD TAKES STEPS TOWARD RECOVERY

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- It has been nearly a year since an accounting scandal brought Ahold to its knees, but many questions about the future of one of the world's largest food companies remain unanswered.Will the company, which is based here but derives most of its revenues from the United States, be able to sell enough assets to service its $13 billion debt load? Will any of the company's current

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- It has been nearly a year since an accounting scandal brought Ahold to its knees, but many questions about the future of one of the world's largest food companies remain unanswered.

Will the company, which is based here but derives most of its revenues from the United States, be able to sell enough assets to service its $13 billion debt load? Will any of the company's current or former executives face criminal charges? How culpable was the board of directors? W

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