Ahold rebuked on accounting

Amsterdam—The European stock exchange Euronext reprimanded Ahold NV today for violating market rules by not sooner disclosing accounting problems that nearly brought the company to bankruptcy last year. Euronext said Ahold, which owns U.S. Foodservice as well as the Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets in the United States, should have warned the market about a month earlier than it did.

The official reprimand by Ahold's home exchange carries no further punishment and comes more tha

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