Ahold Interim Report Q2 / HY 2010

Posted: August 30, 2010 in Finance and Business
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Amsterdam, Netherlands, Aug 26, 2010 (Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) — Highlights

– Sales up 10.8% to EUR 7.1 billion (up 4.4% at constant exchange rates)

– Operating income up 17.6% to EUR 347 million

– Net income EUR 202 million

– Underlying retail operating margin 5.2%

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – August 26, 2010 – Ahold today published its interim report for the second quarter and half year 2010. CEO John Rishton said: “We continued to grow sales, volumes and market share in the Netherlands and the United States while delivering solid financial results. Market conditions remained challenging with high levels of competitive promotional activity. We are confident in our ability to continue to balance sales and margins while providing improved value to our customers.”

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Ahold Interim Report Q2/HY 2010

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