AHOLD UNFURLING BI-LO BANNER IN MALAYSIA

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here has exported another one of its U.S. supermarket banners to Malaysia, though it sports a different concept.The Dutch retailer and the Kuok Group, its Malaysian joint-venture partner, introduced a discount food-store format in Asia that will operate under the Bi-Lo banner. The partnership has opened 16 Bi-Lo stores in Malaysia's biggest cities, Kuala Lumpur and Johore

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here has exported another one of its U.S. supermarket banners to Malaysia, though it sports a different concept.

The Dutch retailer and the Kuok Group, its Malaysian joint-venture partner, introduced a discount food-store format in Asia that will operate under the Bi-Lo banner. The partnership has opened 16 Bi-Lo stores in Malaysia's biggest cities, Kuala Lumpur and Johore Bahru.

While the units use the name of Ahold's Mauldin, S.C.-based supermar

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