QUINCY, Mass. -- Ahold USA has saved "millions of dollars" by developing a set of "master specifications" for store construction throughout its operating companies, according to a senior executive. Steve Krupski, senior vice president of construction at Stop & Shop here, an Ahold USA operating company, said Ahold has used the specifications to leverage its purchasing power for materials, as well as to secure land and architectural design. "We expect to save even more as we learn new ...

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