U.S. ACQUISITIONS BOOST AHOLD RESULTS

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week the addition of U.S. Foodservice and two convenience store chains helped boost sales and earnings for the second quarter and first half ended July 16.quarter and 39.8% to $423.4 million for the half.In the U.S., which accounts for nearly two-thirds of Ahold's worldwide volume, sales rose 43.4% to $6.7 billion for the quarter and 21.7% to $3.1 billion

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week the addition of U.S. Foodservice and two convenience store chains helped boost sales and earnings for the second quarter and first half ended July 16.

quarter and 39.8% to $423.4 million for the half.

In the U.S., which accounts for nearly two-thirds of Ahold's worldwide volume, sales rose 43.4% to $6.7 billion for the quarter and 21.7% to $3.1 billion for the half. The company said operating income was up 47.8% to $353 m

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