CONSOLIDATION KEY TO AHOLD USA'S INCREASED SALES

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week the sales of its American subsidiary, Ahold USA, Atlanta, rose 32.7% to $4.6 billion in the 12-week third quarter ended Oct. 3. Pa., and Stop & Shop, Quincy, Mass. -- also contributed to this sales growth, the company added.Ahold also said operating results in the U.S. rose 57% to $288.9 million. Ahold said all of its U.S. operating companies turned

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week the sales of its American subsidiary, Ahold USA, Atlanta, rose 32.7% to $4.6 billion in the 12-week third quarter ended Oct. 3.

Pa., and Stop & Shop, Quincy, Mass. -- also contributed to this sales growth, the company added.

Ahold also said operating results in the U.S. rose 57% to $288.9 million. Ahold said all of its U.S. operating companies turned in improved results, reflecting successful marketing campaigns, syne

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