Ahold USA, Delhaize America, Whole Foods
• AHOLD USA, Quincy, Mass., reported a sales increase of 3.1% to $13.8 billion for the half; an increase in operating profits of 1.6% to $568 million; and ID sales up 0.1% in the first quarter and 1% in the second. Edouard Aubin, a Paris-based analyst with Morgan Stanley, New York, said Ahold, which operates the Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle banners in the U.S., continued to exhibit “significant price gaps” with its competitors, with average ...
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