AHOLD'S U.S. BUSINESSES SHOW SOME IMPROVEMENT

AMSTERDAM - Ahold here said improving performance at Giant Foods of Carlisle, Pa., and Giant Foods of Landover, Md., helped boost financial results for the second quarter - with the pending acquisition of 14 Philadelphia-area stores from Clemens Markets, Kulpsville, Pa., likely to enhance results at Giant-Carlisle going forward.Speaking with analysts in a conference call last week, Anders Moberg,

AMSTERDAM - Ahold here said improving performance at Giant Foods of Carlisle, Pa., and Giant Foods of Landover, Md., helped boost financial results for the second quarter - with the pending acquisition of 14 Philadelphia-area stores from Clemens Markets, Kulpsville, Pa., likely to enhance results at Giant-Carlisle going forward.

Speaking with analysts in a conference call last week, Anders Moberg, chief executive officer, said Ahold is making progress on efforts to sell 46 Tops stores

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