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• Ahold this morning announced that its third quarter sales were up 1.1 percent to the equivalent $8.4 billion, with its Stop & Shop/Giant of Landover sales up 0.3 percent to $3.7 billion (US). Same-store sales at Stop & Shop were up 1.7 percent, and down 1.6 percent at Giant. Giant of Carlisle’s sales were up 13.1 percent to $1 billion (US), with same-store sales up 2.5 percent.
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