U.S. Foodservice (NYSE: UFS), one of the nations largest food service distributors, today announced that it has closed the transaction with Royal Ahold, whereby Ahold has acquired full ownership of U.S. Foodservice. Royal Ahold announced its intention to buy U.S. Foodservice on March 7, 2000, making a cash tender offer of $26 per share for U.S. Foodservice common stock.

Royal Ahold has merged its wholly-owned acquisition subsidiary into U.S. Foodservice, resulting in U.S. Foodservice becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ahold USA.