Clemens Stores Boost Giant Sales

AMSTERDAM Ahold here said the addition of 13 Clemens Family Markets stores acquired last year helped drive a 16% sales gain at its Giant-Carlisle division in the first quarter, to $1.3 billion. Comparable-store sales at the chain were up 6.3%, and identical-store sales, which do not include results from replacement stores, were up 3.9% for the quarter, excluding gasoline. Ahold did not break out sales

AMSTERDAM — Ahold here said the addition of 13 Clemens Family Markets stores acquired last year helped drive a 16% sales gain at its Giant-Carlisle division in the first quarter, to $1.3 billion.

Comparable-store sales at the chain were up 6.3%, and identical-store sales, which do not include results from replacement stores, were up 3.9% for the quarter, excluding gasoline. Ahold did not break out sales for its Tops chain, which it is seeking to sell.

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