Giant Still Towers Over Washington

THERE'S STILL A GIANT in the Washington, D.C., grocery market, but others are getting pretty big too. Despite only recently stabilizing several years of falling sales, Ahold's Giant-Landover chain still holds a commanding share of a large and lucrative Washington market, new figures from Tucson, Ariz.-based Metro Market Studies show. With 129 stores in the region, Giant controls 32.1% of the market

THERE'S STILL A GIANT in the Washington, D.C., grocery market, but others are getting pretty big too.

Despite only recently stabilizing several years of falling sales, Ahold's Giant-Landover chain still holds a commanding share of a large and lucrative Washington market, new figures from Tucson, Ariz.-based Metro Market Studies show. With 129 stores in the region, Giant controls 32.1% of the market — bigger than the next two highest-ranked food retailers (Safeway and Shoppers Food War

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