NEW YORK -- As 1996 draws to a close, it seems increasingly clear that Ahold -- one of the world's few global food retailers -- has set an expansion pace and breadth that are without peer. Quincy, Mass., giving it a sixth U.S. chain. The transaction closed in July. The big Stop & Shop operation was added to Ahold's existing portfolio of food retailing that is winning it a major position in the eastern part of the United States. At the same time, though, Ahold's challenge is to make ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

WhyRegisterfor FREE?

Salary Survey 2015

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give youINSTANTaccess 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’sFREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for!In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)

Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been grantedfreeaccess to SNwe ask that youregister now.We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.