Ahold has a nifty feature on its website called Ask Cees'. That's right, you can e-mail boss man Cees van der Hoeven and ask almost anything you like. So we asked him when he was coming to the UK and who he was going to buy. Blow me, we got a response within days (not from Cees, mind you, but a PR minion). For the record, here is the answer: "Although we currently have no agreement in the UK, if we see an opportunity to acquire or join forces with the right company there, or in any another important European market where we have no presence, we will certainly review it seriously." Great feature, and one that you should try. A word of warning: Cees says that he will not answer "inappropriate questions". {{COUNTERPOINT }}