ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold, which has spent much of the last two years selling its supermarkets, jumped back into the buying game by announcing intentions to purchase the 67-store Julius Meinl chain in the Czech Republic. Anders Moberg, Ahold's president and chief executive officer, called the move "a milestone in our recent history." The purchase would be Ahold's first major acquisition since undertaking a restructuring program following a 2003 accounting scandal. The company has sold ...

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