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The Boston Herald reports this morning that has Ahold moves forward to split its Stop & Shop division into two parts, there also appears to be a planned “restructuring that could trim corporate jobs and operations in Massachusetts ... A letter sent earlier this month by Stop & Shop to its vendors is causing concerns the changes could be more far-reaching.

“‘The implementation of these organizational changes will require migrations of responsibilities over time,’ Stop & Shop told its nervous vendors in the letter obtained by the Herald, adding it plans to consolidate various support functions as well.”
KC's View:
One of the major complaints about Ahold’s recent US behavior has been too much centralization...so while this may not bode well for the folks in Quincy, Massachusetts, it may be better for the company as a whole.