ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week acquisitions and strong sales growth at four of its retail chains helped boost U.S. sales for the third quarter and 40 weeks ended Oct. 7. ose stores as part of a deal to acquire 185 Grand Union locations. The company said it expects the acquired stores to generate approximately $800 million in additional sales. Ahold also said it expects to finalize its acquisition later this month of PYA/Monarch, a food service company with sales of ...

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