AHOLD: U.S. RETAIL DIVISION SALES UP 4.8% IN QUARTER

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here last week said sales at its U.S. retail division increased 4.8% in the first quarter, to $7.9 billion, compared with results from the year-ago period.Bruno's, Giant Food (Landover, Md.), Giant Food (Carlisle, Pa.) and Bi-Lo chains in the United States, in addition to the Peapod online grocery service. Earlier this year, the company said it had overstated profits

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here last week said sales at its U.S. retail division increased 4.8% in the first quarter, to $7.9 billion, compared with results from the year-ago period.

Bruno's, Giant Food (Landover, Md.), Giant Food (Carlisle, Pa.) and Bi-Lo chains in the United States, in addition to the Peapod online grocery service. Earlier this year, the company said it had overstated profits at its U.S. Foodservice subsidiary by about $880 million during the past three years bec

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