AHOLD PLANS TO REBANNER EDWARDS AS STOP & SHOP

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week it will convert its 75 Edwards stores in New York and New Jersey to the Stop & Shop banner by the end of this year.Edwards has been operating as a division of Giant Food Stores, Carlisle, Pa., since mid-1996 but will be switched to the Stop & Shop banner beginning this summer "because the Edwards format is closer to Stop & Shop's high-low format than

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here said last week it will convert its 75 Edwards stores in New York and New Jersey to the Stop & Shop banner by the end of this year.

Edwards has been operating as a division of Giant Food Stores, Carlisle, Pa., since mid-1996 but will be switched to the Stop & Shop banner beginning this summer "because the Edwards format is closer to Stop & Shop's high-low format than to the everyday-low-pricing format under which Giant operates," an Ahold

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