AMSTERDAM — A strong holiday season in the U.S. helped Ahold here post quarterly identical-store sales gains at all three of its U.S. banners, Ahold said in a quarterly sales statement Friday. Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover posted overall sales of $4 billion, a gain of 2.8%, for the 13-week fourth quarter that ended Dec. 28. Identical-store sales, excluding gasoline, increased 4% at Stop & Shop and 1% at Giant-Landover. Ahold’s Giant-Carlisle division posted sales of $1.1 billion, a ...

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