MAYFAIR TIE SEEN AIDING EDWARDS

ELIZABETH, N.J. -- Ahold's acquisition of the 28 Mayfair Super Markets operating in northern and central New Jersey is expected to pump added energy into Ahold's Edwards operation in the region.boost Edwards' buying power. And, if Ahold switches Mayfair's Foodtown banner to that of Edwards, as many expect, it will reap an enlarged market presence and economic profile in the region. Indeed, the acquisition

ELIZABETH, N.J. -- Ahold's acquisition of the 28 Mayfair Super Markets operating in northern and central New Jersey is expected to pump added energy into Ahold's Edwards operation in the region.

boost Edwards' buying power. And, if Ahold switches Mayfair's Foodtown banner to that of Edwards, as many expect, it will reap an enlarged market presence and economic profile in the region. Indeed, the acquisition gives Ahold a virtual sweep of the East Coast, from Mayfair in New Jersey to To

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