AHOLD: EDWARDS NAME CHANGE SHOULD HAVE COME SOONER

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week it should have converted its Edwards Super Food Stores in the New York metropolitan area to the Stop & Shop banner long before now.The company said late last month it will fold the 75 stores into Stop & Shop and convert the store banners before the end of the year."In retrospect, it's a decision we should have taken much earlier," Cees van der

ZAANDAM, The Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week it should have converted its Edwards Super Food Stores in the New York metropolitan area to the Stop & Shop banner long before now.

The company said late last month it will fold the 75 stores into Stop & Shop and convert the store banners before the end of the year.

"In retrospect, it's a decision we should have taken much earlier," Cees van der Hoeven, president and chief executive officer of Ahold, said in a confe

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