ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Supermarket giant Ahold here is ready to "define a different hunting ground" in the United States. The global company, which has become dominant on the East coast of the United States with a strategy of growing in contiguous markets, is now ready to consider the entire country for acquisition purposes, Robert Zwartendijk, president and chief executive officer of Ahold USA, said here last week. And with the U.S. industry consolidating fast, Ahold would like to make a ...

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