Sales Down At Ahold's U.S. Chains

AMSTERDAM Ahold last week said same-store sales at its Tops, Giant-Landover and Stop & Shop divisions declined in the low single-digits in the fourth quarter, while the Giant-Carlisle banner continued to outperform its siblings with a 3.1% gain. The company also said profit margins at Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover were impacted by the new value-pricing program at the chains. Last week Stop & Shop

AMSTERDAM — Ahold last week said same-store sales at its Tops, Giant-Landover and Stop & Shop divisions declined in the low single-digits in the fourth quarter, while the Giant-Carlisle banner continued to outperform its siblings with a 3.1% gain.

The company also said profit margins at Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover were impacted by the new value-pricing program at the chains.

Last week Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover broke ads promoting price cuts in the ba

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