Ahold: U.S. profits, share improve in 2Q

Ahold: U.S. profits, share improve in 2Q

Ahold on Thursday reported flat U.S. second-quarter sales but an uptick in margins, profitability and market share as its ongoing cost reductions and investments in value take root.

U.S. sales for the period totaled $6 billion (U.S.), led by performance of Giant-Carlisle and Stop & Shop’s stores in the New York metro region, officials said. Excluding gas, net sales improved by 2.1% and non-fuel identical-store sale

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