Ahold market share up to 30%

Ahold net sales rose 1.2% last year to €28bn, the supermarket group said on Friday. Excluding currency effects, the rise would have been 6.1%, Ahold said.

In the final quarter of last year, sales were up 0.2%, or 6.5% excluding the effect of the weak dollar.
‘The turbulence in the US did not have a substantial effect on local market conditions,’ the company said in a statement.
Ahold said its supermarket interests (Albert Heijn, Schuitema) now have almost 30% of the Dutch market, a two percentage point increase on 2006.

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