ZAANDAM, Netherlands -- Ahold here last week said its sales in the U.S. fell 1.2% in the first quarter, to $8.18 billion, compared with last year's first-quarter results. The company said the divestment of the Golden Gallon convenience-store chain in 2003 lowered sales by about 1.5% for the quarter, and the later Easter this year reduced sales by about 0.8%. Identical-store sales for the period fell 1.6%, and comparable-store sales, which include replacement stores, fell 1%. The company ...
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Why Register for FREE?
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.