Ahold Delhaize, the Dutch-Belgian operator of supermarket chains
including Stop & Shop and Giant in the United States, says
fourth-quarter net profit soared by more than 300 percent to 744 million
euros ($909 million) from the same period a year ago, when one-off
costs of 243 million euros dented profits.
The company said Wednesday the
profit was boosted by a strong holiday season and a reduction in its
income tax expenses due to tax reforms in the U.S. and Belgium.. . . more