ANALYSTS: AHOLD OUT OF ACQUISITION MARKET

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- The bankruptcy of its Latin American partner will not only cost Ahold here millions of dollars, but is also likely to keep the Dutch retailer from making any further acquisitions in the U.S. market, analysts told SN.David Shriver, London-based managing director for the European food retail sector at Credit Suisse First Boston, said, "It's extremely unlikely any meaningful acquisition

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- The bankruptcy of its Latin American partner will not only cost Ahold here millions of dollars, but is also likely to keep the Dutch retailer from making any further acquisitions in the U.S. market, analysts told SN.

David Shriver, London-based managing director for the European food retail sector at Credit Suisse First Boston, said, "It's extremely unlikely any meaningful acquisition will be possible this year."

Andrew Wolf, equity analyst, BB&T Ca

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