ZAANDAM, The Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week its worldwide sales rose 26.6% to $34.6 billion for the 52-week year of 1999, compared to the 53-week year of 1998. Based on a comparable 52-week period, sales rose 29.1%.
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Ahold's sales grew 7.1% to $8.4 billion in The Netherlands.
In Europe outside The Netherlands, sales rose 35.5% to $2.4 billion, with particularly strong growth in Portugal, Spain, the