AMSTERDAM — Ahold here on Thursday said it was able to drive a 3.1% gain in net income in the second quarter, although the former Ukrop’s business lost $20 million, primarily related to costs of converting the stores to the Martin’s banner. Underlying operating income at the company’s U.S. division, which includes the Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover, and Giant-Carlisle chains, was up 5.6% for the quarter, to $266 million, but down 0.9% for the year-to-date period, to $560 million. As ...
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