GIANT FOOD, U.S. FOODSERVICE MULL COFFEE BARS

LANDOVER, Md. -- Dutch retailer Ahold is promoting discussions of ways in which two subsidiaries -- U.S. Foodservice, Columbia, Md., and Giant Food here -- could work together to open turnkey concepts such as coffee bars inside Giant stores, according to officials.Under such a plan, U.S. Foodservice would supply select Giant units with its premium Rituals coffee program as part of an upscale coffee-bar

LANDOVER, Md. -- Dutch retailer Ahold is promoting discussions of ways in which two subsidiaries -- U.S. Foodservice, Columbia, Md., and Giant Food here -- could work together to open turnkey concepts such as coffee bars inside Giant stores, according to officials.

Under such a plan, U.S. Foodservice would supply select Giant units with its premium Rituals coffee program as part of an upscale coffee-bar venue. Bonna Walker, vice president of marketing and public relations for U.S. Foo

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