Ahold Profit Tops Estimates Amid U.S. Revamp, Online Growth

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A cashier scans a customer's purchases at a credit card only payment check-out counter inside a Albert Heijn XL store, operated by Royal Ahold NV, in Leidschendam.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Royal Ahold NV, the Dutch grocery chain in the process of merging with Delhaize Group, reported second-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as the company revamped U.S. stores and online sales grew domestically.

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