AMSTERDAM — Ahold here Thursday said write-downs for pension funds and technology investments contributed to a decline in net income for the fourth quarter, but the company highlighted sales and market-share gains in what it described as a tough operating environment. The retailer added it would it keep “eyes and ears open” on potential acquisitions but did not tip its hand as to its reported interest in U.S. rival Harris Teeter Supermarkets. It instead emphasized plans ...

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