ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said a strong performance by its U.S. stores and other non-Dutch holdings spurred an increase in consolidated sales for 1994.
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Sales in the United States rose 12.1% to $7.4 billion. Excluding the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Red Food Stores chain Ahold acquired last May, U.S. sales increased 6%.
Sales in the Netherlands rose 4.3% to $7.7 billion. Other European sales (mainly from Portugal and the Czech Republic) rose 11.8%