ROYAL AHOLD PRESIDENT & CEO CEES VAN DER HOEVEN PRESENTS THE ANNUAL RESULTS FOR 2000.
Ahold President & CEO Cees van der Hoeven presents the annual results of the year 2000 at a press conference in Zaandam March 6, 2001. The international food provider forecast a 15 percent rise in earnings per share this year, helped by recent acquisitions. Operating profit in the United States in 2000 rose 34 percent to $1.34 billion, partly due to the consolidation of results of U.S. Foodservice. Ahold generates some 60 percent of total sales in the USA.