Ahold Posts Q3 Sales Gains

Ahold here last week said sales at its Stop & Shop and Giant of Landover division were up 1.9% in the third quarter, to $4 billion, as comparable-store sales rose 0.6% at Stop & Shop and 2.7% at Giant-Landover. The company said it had volume growth in all markets, but sales were impacted by deflation and trading down by customers, while increased promotional activity continued, especially

AMSTERDAM — Ahold here last week said sales at its Stop & Shop and Giant of Landover division were up 1.9% in the third quarter, to $4 billion, as comparable-store sales rose 0.6% at Stop & Shop and 2.7% at Giant-Landover.

The company said it had volume growth in all markets, but sales were impacted by deflation and trading down by customers, “while increased promotional activity continued, especially in the United States.”

Identical-store sales rose 0.2% and 2.

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