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Ahold under pressure

Q2 profits may be up 60%, but Royal Ahold remains under pressure from major shareholders Centaurus and Paulson to give returns a shot in the arm by selling off US operations. For now, Ahold is standing firm, but it needs to deliver tangible results to appease activist investors. Katy Humphries reports.

NETHERLANDS: Ahold profits up in Q2

Dutch retail combine Royal Ahold posted second-quarter operating profits of EUR376m (US$480m), up 55% from EUR242m last year and ahead…

UK: Ahold outlines future strategy

Addressing the IGD Annual Global Retailing Conference held in London yesterday (13 June), Bert Swartsenburg, Ahold’s MD of European Buying,…

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