AHOLD: SALES IMPACT FROM COMPETITION, INTEGRATION

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here last week said that increased competitive store openings and promotional activity and the ongoing integration efforts at its Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover banners impacted sales at those chains during the second quarter.r U.S. retail divisions, which include Giant-Carlisle, Tops, Bruno's, Bi-Lo and the Peapod online division, fell 2.1% compared with year-ago results,

ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here last week said that increased competitive store openings and promotional activity and the ongoing integration efforts at its Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover banners impacted sales at those chains during the second quarter.

r U.S. retail divisions, which include Giant-Carlisle, Tops, Bruno's, Bi-Lo and the Peapod online division, fell 2.1% compared with year-ago results, to $2.6 billion.

The company said sales in the U.S. retail division, e

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