Comps Decline at 3 of 4 Ahold USA Chains

AMSTERDAM -- Ahold yesterday said same-store sales at its Tops, Giant-Landover and Stop & Shop divisions suffered a decline in the low single digits in the fourth quarter, while Giant-Carlisle saw a 3.1% gain.

AMSTERDAM -- Ahold yesterday said same-store sales at its Tops, Giant-Landover and Stop & Shop divisions suffered a decline in the low single digits in the fourth quarter, while Giant-Carlisle saw 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. Same-store sales at Stop & Shop were down 1.5% in the fourth quarter and 1.3% for the year. At Giant-Landover, same-store sal

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