They share a name and an owner, and their operating areas brush up against each other in the Mid-Atlantic states. But Ahold's two Giants are anything but twins. Giant-Landover — with stores in the Washington, D.C., area, and a headquarters shared with Stop & Shop in Quincy, Mass. — is unionized; tends to operate relatively small stores in dense, affluent markets; and, despite strong store volumes and market share, has suffered sales losses amid new competition in recent years. ...
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